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One-Time Tax Rebate Payments Begin this Week

One-Time Tax Rebate Payments of up to $1,300 Will Begin This Week
More than two million payments will be sent now through September

The one-time tax rebate payments of up to $1,300 per family will start going out this week. The legislation, signed in May, provides payments to eligible Minnesotans of: 

  • $520 for married couples filing a joint 2021 income or property tax return with adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less. 
  • $260 for all other individuals with 2021 adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less. 
  • Another $260 for each dependent, up to three dependents. 

Direct deposit payments will go out first, followed by paper checks in the mail. The department expects the nearly 2.1 million rebate payments to be initiated by the end of September.

Direct deposit rebate recipients 

Recipients who chose direct deposit when they filed their 2021 taxes or updated their bank information with the department earlier this summer should see their payments in their bank accounts starting this week, through the end of August. The payment will appear as “State of Minnesota 2021 Tax Rebate Program” on their bank statement. 

Paper check rebate recipients 

Recipients receiving a paper check should start seeing their checks in 2-3 weeks, with checks being mailed through September. Paper checks will appear in a plain white envelope. These checks are protected by standard banking safeguards that help detect and deter fraud.

I chose direct deposit, why did I get a paper check? 

If a direct deposit is returned due to a banking error or incorrect bank account information, then a paper check will be mailed. 

If you elected to have tax preparation fees deducted from your 2021 tax refund, a paper check will be issued to avoid the rebate being deposited into an erroneous bank account. 

Can I track the status of my rebate payment?

No. This rebate payment is being processed outside the usual tax refund processing system so it will not show up in the Where’s My Refund? system.

What if I didn’t get my rebate payment? 

If you think you are eligible for the rebate but did not receive it by October, review the eligibility requirements on the Department of Revenue website. If you are eligible for a payment, a customer assistance representative can look into your situation. Call 651-565-6595 or email  

Where can Minnesotans find more information on other tax-related legislation? 

Revenue is reviewing other legislation recently signed into law and is working to update the state tax filing systems to reflect changes made to Minnesota’s tax laws. For more information on other tax law changes, visit the Tax Law Changes page on DOR’s website. 

This content was copied directly from MN Revenue notifications. Tax laws are constantly evolving. While we aim to provide up-to-date insights as a CPA firm, it’s vital to consult with a tax professional before making decisions based on our content. Always seek professional advice to best navigate the intricate world of taxation.

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