Political Contribution Refund
Political Contribution Refund Receipt Books may be obtained by
contacting Board staff at 800-657-3889 or 651-539-1180, or by e-mail at
Note: The state government omnibus budget bill passed in 2015 suspends the political
contribution refund program. Contributions made after June 30, 2015, and before
July 1, 2017, are not eligible for refunds under the program. The following provides
information on how the political contribution refund program would operate if it were
Individuals who contribute to a registered political party or to a state level partisan
candidate who has agreed to limit expenditures are eligible to apply for a refund of
their contribution. For purposes of the political contribution refund (PCR) program,
only monetary contributions qualify for the refund. Receipts forms may not be issued
to contributors who donate goods or services.
The maximum refund
contributors may receive is $50 per person or $100 for married couples.
The program is available to individuals who are eligible to vote in
Minnesota. Those individuals may file only one refund application per
year and there is no opportunity to amend the PCR.
To receive a refund,
a contributor must:
||Get a receipt from the political party or candidate to whom the contribution was made.
||Fill out Form PCR
(for the year in which the contribution was made), which can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
||Attach the receipt to the application (Form PCR) for the appropriate year.
||Mail the application form and receipt to the Minnesota Department
of Revenue at:
Minnesota Political Contribution Refund
Minnesota Department of Revenue
St. Paul, MN 55146-1800
The refund program
is not tied to the state income tax form. PCR forms must be filed separately.
A taxpayer may file a claim for the PCR immediately after making the
contribution. Claims for contributions made during one calendar year
may be filed during that calendar year and must be filed not later than
April 15th of the next calendar year.
Call Joyce Larson
at 651-539-1188 or 800-657-3889 if you have questions about the PCR
Participation in Contribution Refund Program
Department of Revenue Information Page on Political Contribution Refund Program
2014 Refund Application Form (Dept. of Rev.)
2015 Refund Application Form (Dept. of Rev.)
Definition of Contributions for Purposes of Issuing a PCR (Dept. of Rev.)