FAQ: What should I do if my landlord fails to provide me with a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP)?
July 9, 2019
Renters in Minnesota are often entitled to a property tax refund if they pay rent while living in a property that was assessed property taxes for the year they lived there. Landlords are required to provide tenants with a Certificate of Rent Paid ("CRP") no later than January 31 of the following year. For a variety of reasons, landlords frequently fail to provide a CRP or provide a CRP with incorrect information.
According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, if it's past March 1 and your landlord still hasn't provided a correct CRP, despite requests to do so, you should do the following:
Email email@example.com, or call 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094 (toll-free). You must provide all of the following when you call or email:
Your name, current address, and daytime phone number
Your Social Security number (if you email, only provide the last four digits)
Your spouse’s name and Social Security number (if you email, only provide the last four digits)
Your landlord’s name, address, and phone number
Your rental unit address and the county where it’s located
The number of renters in the unit, dates it was rented, and amount of rent paid each month
If you receive rent subsidies (Section 8 or other rental assistance programs)