Tax Credit Available

All Minnesota families with dependent children in grades K-12 in public, private or home schools may qualify for a state K-12 education credit and/or subtraction for educational purchases in 2005. 


The K-12 education subtraction is available to all Minnesotans, regardless of income, who have children in grades k-12. Families can take a deduction of up to$1,625 per qualifying child in grades K-6 and up to $2,500 per qualifying child in grades 7-12, for qualifying educational expenses. 

The K-12 education credit is a refund (75 percent of qualified expenses up to $1,000 per child/$2,000 family maximum) for families with federally adjusted gross household income of less than $37,500 per year. 

In order to claim these benefits, you must keep your original receipts for educational instruction and materials. For more information, go to the Minnesota Department of Revenue web site at or call 651-296-3781.