The October 15th deadline is fast approaching for military members who served in a combat zone in 2017 to claim a special Minnesota tax credit. The state Revenue Department’s Ryan Brown says about 11-hundred servicemembers have not claimed it yet:
“To date we’re at about nearly 800 thousand dollars in refunds that have already gone out for that 2017 credit, and that makes an average refund of around 674 dollars. So that’s a pretty good chunk of change for those that are claiming that 2017 credit.”
To qualify for the credit, service members must have been a Minnesota resident during the time of service… served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area during 2017… and received combat pay that’s exempt from federal and Minnesota income tax. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website and enter “military” in the search box.