Tax Incentive for Low Income Savers

You may be eligible for an income tax credit of up to $1,000 just by contributing to your MNDCP account. It's called the Saver's Tax Credit.

The amount of the credit is determined by your filing status, your adjusted gross income (AGI), and contributions to a qualifying retirement plan, like your MNDCP account. You may not take the credit if, during 2016, you were under age 18, or were a full-time student, or are claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2016 tax return.

Use the chart below to determine the percentage of the allowable credit for 2016.

AGI
Married Filing Jointly
AGI
Head-of Household

AGI
Single

Tax Credit
$0 - $37,000 $0 - $27,750 $0 - $18,500 50% of your contribution*
$37,001 - $40,000 $27,751 - $30,000 $18,501 - $20,000 20% of your contribution*
$40,001 - $61,500 $30,001- $46,125 $20,001 - $30,750 10% of your contribution*
$61,501 & over $46,126 & over $30,751 & over 0%
*For contributions up to $2,000 or $4,000 if married filing jointly.


If you qualify, complete IRS Form 8880 and attach it to your federal tax return. Form 8880 includes instructions on how to calculate the credit correctly. IRS publications and tax forms can be downloaded at http://www.irs.gov/.