Interested in supporting a candidate for the state legislature, but don’t have the funds to do it?
Well, if you live in Minnesota, you can participate in the Political Contribution Refund program.
Here’s how it works. Single people can contribute up to $50 to a registered political party or to a state-level partisan candidate who has agreed to limit expenditures. Married couples can contribute up to $100.
To get your refund of your donation, get a receipt (also called Form EP-3) from the candidate or party to which you contributed. Fill out the refund form, attach the receipt and mail it in to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. You will get your money back in about two weeks.
This is a great way to support your favorite state-level candidate without feeling the pinch on your budget.