Minnesota Bankruptcy Exemptions

The chart below contains a summary of Minnesota state bankruptcy exemptions and other relevant statutory laws. Click here for complete State of Minnesota bankruptcy exemptions laws.
Note: Federal bankruptcy exemptions are available.
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Personal exemptions allowed by Minnesota Bankruptcy Laws

Note: Under the 2005 bankruptcy law, almost all types of tax-exempt retirement accounts are exempt in bankruptcy whether state or Federal exemptions are used. Exemptions for 401(k)s, 403(b)s, profit-sharing and money purchase plans, and defined benefit plans include the entire account amounts. However, with traditional and Roth IRAs, the exemption is limited to a total value of $1,171,650 per person for all accounts held by the debtor (not per account). The total value amount is adjusted every three years for inflation. The relevant statutes: 11 U.S.C. §522(d)(12) for Federal bankruptcy exemptions; 11 U.S.C. §522(b)(3)(C) for state bankruptcy exemptions.

Note: Section 550.37(4)(a) requires certain exemptions to be adjusted for inflation on July 1 of even-numbered years. This chart includes changes made through July 1, 2010. Exemptions are published on or before the May 1 issue of the Minnesota State Register. View current exemption amounts here as Minnesota statutes may not reflect the current changes.

Minnesota HomesteadHome and land where situated to $360,000. If homestead is used for agricultural purposes, to $900,000. Property cannot exceed one-half acre in city, 160 acres elsewhere. Husband and wife may not double. (Manufactured home to an unlimited amount)510.01; 510.02; 550.37 subd. 12
WagesMinimum 75% of weekly disposable earnings or 40 times Federal minimum hourly wage (whichever is greater).571.922
AutomobileUp to $4,400 (to $44,000 if modified for disability)550.37 subd. 12(a)
Other propertyAccident or disability proceeds550.39
Earnings of minor child550.37 subd. 15
Appliances, furniture, jewelry, radio, phonographs, and TV to $9,900 total550.37 subd. 4(g)
Clothing, one watch, food, and utensils for family550.37 subd. 4(a)
Burial plot; church pew or seat550.37 subd. 3
Farm machines, implements, livestock, produce, and crops550.37 subd. 5

Note: While this reference information is current as of August 2010, it may not reflect the most up-to-date exemption figures on official state of Minnesota bankruptcy court statutes.

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