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 April 25, 2022 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 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 1 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 2 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 3 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 4 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 5
Aitkin County 1,437 1,688 1,779 1,984 2,016
Anoka County 1,757 2,064 2,175 2,425 2,464
Becker County 1,565 1,838 1,937 2,160 2,195
Beltrami County 1,452 1,705 1,797 2,004 2,036
Benton County 1,553 1,824 1,922 2,143 2,178
Big Stone County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Blue Earth County 1,556 1,828 1,926 2,147 2,182
Brown County 1,353 1,590 1,675 1,868 1,898
Carlton County 1,555 1,827 1,925 2,146 2,181
Carver County 2,126 2,497 2,631 2,934 2,981
Cass County 1,444 1,696 1,787 1,993 2,025
Chippewa County 1,306 1,534 1,616 1,802 1,831
Chisago County 1,813 2,130 2,244 2,502 2,542
Clay County 1,647 1,934 2,038 2,272 2,309
Clearwater County 1,419 1,666 1,756 1,958 1,990
Cook County 1,586 1,863 1,963 2,189 2,224
Cottonwood County 1,208 1,419 1,495 1,667 1,694
Crow Wing County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Dakota County 1,872 2,199 2,317 2,583 2,625
Dodge County 1,637 1,923 2,026 2,259 2,295
Douglas County 1,584 1,861 1,961 2,187 2,222
Faribault County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Fillmore County 1,415 1,662 1,751 1,952 1,984
Freeborn County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Goodhue County 1,650 1,938 2,042 2,277 2,314
Grant County 1,303 1,531 1,613 1,798 1,828
Hennepin County 1,958 2,299 2,423 2,702 2,745
Houston County 1,537 1,805 1,902 2,121 2,155
Hubbard County 1,482 1,740 1,834 2,045 2,078
Isanti County 1,677 1,969 2,075 2,314 2,351
Itasca County 1,427 1,676 1,766 1,969 2,001
Jackson County 1,281 1,505 1,586 1,768 1,797
Kanabec County 1,521 1,787 1,883 2,100 2,133
Kandiyohi County 1,477 1,735 1,828 2,038 2,071
Kittson County 1,268 1,489 1,569 1,749 1,778
Koochiching County 1,249 1,467 1,546 1,724 1,752
Lac qui Parle County 1,187 1,394 1,469 1,638 1,664
Lake County 1,437 1,688 1,779 1,984 2,016
Lake of the Woods County 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
Le Sueur County 1,646 1,933 2,037 2,271 2,308
Lincoln County 1,286 1,510 1,591 1,774 1,803
Lyon County 1,426 1,675 1,765 1,968 2,000
McLeod County 1,513 1,777 1,873 2,088 2,122
Mahnomen County 1,296 1,522 1,604 1,788 1,817
Marshall County 1,301 1,528 1,610 1,795 1,824
Martin County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Meeker County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Mille Lacs County 1,489 1,749 1,843 2,055 2,088
Morrison County 1,460 1,715 1,807 2,015 2,047
Mower County 1,332 1,564 1,648 1,838 1,867
Murray County 1,298 1,524 1,606 1,791 1,820
Nicollet County 1,593 1,870 1,971 2,198 2,233
Nobles County 1,362 1,600 1,686 1,880 1,910
Norman County 1,268 1,489 1,569 1,749 1,778
Olmsted County 1,688 1,982 2,089 2,329 2,367
Otter Tail County 1,480 1,739 1,832 2,043 2,076
Pennington County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Pine County 1,477 1,735 1,828 2,038 2,071
Pipestone County 1,281 1,505 1,586 1,768 1,797
Polk County 1,508 1,771 1,866 2,081 2,114
Pope County 1,500 1,761 1,856 2,069 2,103
Ramsey County 1,765 2,074 2,185 2,436 2,476
Red Lake County 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
Redwood County 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Renville County 1,313 1,542 1,625 1,812 1,841
Rice County 1,727 2,028 2,137 2,383 2,421
Rock County 1,351 1,587 1,672 1,864 1,894
Roseau County 1,425 1,673 1,763 1,966 1,997
St. Louis County 1,433 1,684 1,774 1,978 2,010
Scott County 2,077 2,439 2,570 2,866 2,912
Sherburne County 1,757 2,064 2,175 2,425 2,464
Sibley County 1,483 1,742 1,836 2,047 2,080
Stearns County 1,576 1,851 1,951 2,175 2,210
Steele County 1,554 1,825 1,923 2,144 2,179
Stevens County 1,416 1,663 1,752 1,953 1,985
Swift County 1,285 1,509 1,590 1,773 1,801
Todd County 1,378 1,619 1,706 1,902 1,933
Traverse County 1,141 1,340 1,412 1,574 1,600
Wabasha County 1,628 1,912 2,015 2,247 2,283
Wadena County 1,296 1,522 1,604 1,788 1,817
Waseca County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Washington County 1,998 2,347 2,473 2,757 2,802
Watonwan County 1,193 1,402 1,477 1,647 1,673
Wilkin County 1,324 1,555 1,639 1,827 1,857
Winona County 1,474 1,731 1,824 2,034 2,067
Wright County 1,776 2,086 2,198 2,451 2,490
Yellow Medicine County 1,362 1,600 1,686 1,880 1,910