K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction

Save Your Receipts from Educational Expenses

The Minnesota K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction help families pay for their child’s educational expenses. If you have a child in kindergarten through 12th grade, you may be eligible to increase your refund or lower the tax you owe. Keep your receipts and save money when you file taxes!

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Tameya’s Story


If Diante had the chance to meet you, the first thing he’d tell you is that he reads and does math at the 4th grade level. Although Diante is not starting kindergarten until the fall, his mom, Tameya, was able to get him into an early learning program with money she saved from her tax refund.

Tameya felt grateful when she learned she qualified for Prepare + Prosper’s free tax preparation services where a volunteer assisted her in claiming tax credits like the K-12 Education Credit because she saved her receipts from education-related expenses. Through her tax refund, Tameya was able to pay for Diante’s early education program.