IRS Will Tax Your ‘Walz Check’ Minnesota Rebate: What to Know

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz used some choice words to describe the IRS decision to tax Minnesota rebate checks.

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It's confirmed. The IRS will tax state rebates sent to many Minnesota residents last year. These rebates, commonly known as "Walz checks," were worth up to $1,300 in some cases and were a result of a $3 billion Minnesota tax relief bill. (That bill also included a child tax credit for the state worth up to $1,750 per child dependent.)

During a news conference about the projected Minnesota budget surplus for 2024, Gov. Tim Walz expressed strong disapproval of the IRS’ decision to consider the rebate checks taxable. The Governor's frustration was evident as he used strong language while talking to the reporters, stating, "It's bull--."

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor,

As the senior tax editor at, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.