Save Receipts for School Supplies!
Minnesota Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students, the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments for school band are eligible.

Eligible items:

  • school supplies
  • educational computer hardware/software
  • tutoring for K-12 curriculum by a qualified instructor
  • rental or purchase of musical instruments used during school

Items that do not qualify:

  • backpacks, tissues, organizers
  • clothing and school uniforms
  • school lunches
  • family trips

Most Minnesota parents qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Parents under certain income limits may also qualify for the K-12 credit, which can refund up to 75% of their costs – even for parents who don’t owe any taxes.

Find out more by visiting MN Dept of Revenue website: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/k-12-education-subtraction-and-credit