K-12 Education Subtraction and K-12 Education Credit

Minnesota has both the K-12 Education Subtraction and the K-12 Education Credit, which can lower your tax payment or increase your tax refund. To be eligible, you must save receipts or invoices as documentation.

Expenses that qualify:

  • School supplies – excluding non-educational items i.e. backpacks locker organizers
  • Private school tuition – excluding uniforms, except required gym clothes
  • Educational computer hardware and software – up to $200
  • Extracurricular activities – excluding sports
  • Tutoring from a qualified instructor – excluding college preparation (ACT, SAT)
  • Academic summer camps – excluding room and board
  • Rent or purchase of musical instruments – to be used during the school day
  • Field trips taken during the school day – excluding lunch or family trips to the museum or zoo

Below is the Minnesota Department of Revenue complete article, which goes through more restrictions to qualify for the K-12 Education Subtraction and K-12 Education Credit.


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