Minnesota offers two tax benefits for those who purchase school supplies through the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction for their child. These benefits can reduce your taxes to increase your refund but are only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips and musical instruments for school band are eligible.
Most Minnesotans qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Visit the Minnesota Revenue website for details.