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Back to School Savings

Summer is here, but before you know it the kids will be heading back to school!

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to remind you to save receipts for required school expenses for your child in grades K – 12.  You may be eligible for the Minnesota Education Deduction or Tax Credit if you keep proper records.  

Here are some examples of expenses that might qualify for the tax credit or deduction: 

  • Required school materials, including nonreligious textbooks, paper, pens and pencils, gym clothes, etc.
  • Purchase or rental of educational equipment, such as musical instruments and calculators.
  • Field trip fees, after-school academic enrichment programs, and tutoring.
  • Fine arts instruction, such as music lessons or non-competitive dance. 
  • Driver education instructor fees if the class is offered by the school, even if the student actually takes the class somewhere else.
  • Fees for all-day Kindergarten.
  • Private school tuition.
  • College tuition if the class satisfies high school graduation requirements.
  • Bus fees for transportation to and from school or field trips during the normal school day.
  • Home computer hardware and educational software.
  • Home school expenses for required materials, nonreligious textbooks and curriculum, and fees for the normal school day or for academic enrichment.


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