Minnesota - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Aitkin County

1,265

1,485

1,565

1,745

1,773

Anoka County

1,552

1,823

1,921

2,142

2,176

Becker County

1,357

1,594

1,680

1,873

1,903

Beltrami County

1,269

1,490

1,570

1,751

1,779

Benton County

1,389

1,631

1,719

1,917

1,948

Big Stone County

1,088

1,278

1,347

1,502

1,526

Blue Earth County

1,355

1,591

1,677

1,870

1,900

Brown County

1,192

1,400

1,475

1,645

1,671

Carlton County

1,353

1,590

1,675

1,868

1,898

Carver County

1,886

2,215

2,334

2,602

2,644

Cass County

1,277

1,500

1,581

1,763

1,791

Chippewa County

1,110

1,304

1,374

1,532

1,557

Chisago County

1,603

1,883

1,984

2,212

2,248

Clay County

1,416

1,663

1,752

1,953

1,985

Clearwater County

1,212

1,424

1,500

1,673

1,700

Cook County

1,472

1,729

1,822

2,032

2,064

Cottonwood County

1,052

1,236

1,302

1,452

1,475

Crow Wing County

1,303

1,531

1,613

1,798

1,828

Dakota County

1,654

1,943

2,047

2,282

2,319

Dodge County

1,472

1,729

1,822

2,032

2,064

Douglas County

1,375

1,615

1,702

1,898

1,928

Faribault County

1,023

1,201

1,266

1,412

1,434

Fillmore County

1,287

1,512

1,593

1,776

1,805

Freeborn County

1,088

1,277

1,346

1,501

1,525

Goodhue County

1,497

1,758

1,853

2,066

2,099

Grant County

1,193

1,402

1,477

1,647

1,673

Hennepin County

1,718

2,018

2,126

2,370

2,409

Houston County

1,292

1,517

1,599

1,783

1,812

Hubbard County

1,285

1,509

1,590

1,773

1,801

Isanti County

1,454

1,708

1,800

2,007

2,039

Itasca County

1,263

1,483

1,563

1,743

1,771

Jackson County

1,122

1,317

1,388

1,548

1,573

Kanabec County

1,341

1,575

1,660

1,851

1,881

Kandiyohi County

1,325

1,556

1,640

1,829

1,858

Kittson County

1,143

1,343

1,415

1,578

1,603

Koochiching County

1,105

1,297

1,367

1,524

1,549

Lac qui Parle County

1,047

1,230

1,296

1,445

1,468

Lake County

1,246

1,463

1,542

1,719

1,747

Lake of the Woods County

1,090

1,280

1,349

1,504

1,528

Le Sueur County

1,470

1,726

1,819

2,028

2,061

Lincoln County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Lyon County

1,218

1,431

1,508

1,681

1,709

McLeod County

1,279

1,502

1,583

1,765

1,794

Mahnomen County

1,142

1,341

1,413

1,575

1,601

Marshall County

1,150

1,350

1,423

1,587

1,612

Martin County

1,151

1,352

1,425

1,589

1,615

Meeker County

1,350

1,586

1,671

1,863

1,893

Mille Lacs County

1,342

1,576

1,661

1,852

1,882

Morrison County

1,298

1,524

1,606

1,791

1,820

Mower County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Murray County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Nicollet County

1,394

1,637

1,725

1,923

1,954

Nobles County

1,197

1,406

1,482

1,652

1,679

Norman County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Olmsted County

1,467

1,723

1,816

2,025

2,058

Otter Tail County

1,277

1,499

1,580

1,762

1,790

Pennington County

1,214

1,425

1,502

1,675

1,702

Pine County

1,303

1,531

1,613

1,798

1,828

Pipestone County

1,092

1,283

1,352

1,507

1,532

Polk County

1,300

1,527

1,609

1,794

1,823

Pope County

1,291

1,517

1,598

1,782

1,811

Ramsey County

1,571

1,845

1,944

2,168

2,203

Red Lake County

1,171

1,375

1,449

1,616

1,642

Redwood County

1,092

1,283

1,352

1,507

1,532

Renville County

1,180

1,386

1,460

1,628

1,654

Rice County

1,507

1,770

1,865

2,079

2,113

Rock County

1,193

1,401

1,476

1,646

1,672

Roseau County

1,265

1,485

1,565

1,745

1,773

St. Louis County

1,261

1,481

1,561

1,741

1,769

Scott County

1,831

2,150

2,266

2,527

2,567

Sherburne County

1,568

1,841

1,940

2,163

2,198

Sibley County

1,311

1,539

1,622

1,809

1,838

Stearns County

1,388

1,630

1,718

1,916

1,946

Steele County

1,365

1,603

1,689

1,883

1,914

Stevens County

1,252

1,470

1,549

1,727

1,755

Swift County

1,080

1,269

1,337

1,491

1,515

Todd County

1,218

1,431

1,508

1,681

1,709

Traverse County

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

Wabasha County

1,381

1,622

1,709

1,906

1,936

Wadena County

1,138

1,336

1,408

1,570

1,595

Waseca County

1,305

1,533

1,615

1,801

1,830

Washington County

1,758

2,065

2,176

2,426

2,465

Watonwan County

1,028

1,207

1,272

1,418

1,441

Wilkin County

1,198

1,407

1,483

1,654

1,680

Winona County

1,293

1,518

1,600

1,784

1,813

Wright County

1,552

1,823

1,921

2,142

2,176

Yellow Medicine County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584


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