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462D.02 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given.

Subd. 2.Account holder.

"Account holder" means an individual who establishes, individually or jointly with one or more other individuals, a first-time home buyer savings account.

Subd. 3.Allowable closing costs.

"Allowable closing costs" means a disbursement listed on a settlement statement for the purchase of a single-family residence in Minnesota by a qualified beneficiary.

Subd. 4.Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue.

Subd. 5.Eligible costs.

"Eligible costs" means the down payment and allowable closing costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in Minnesota by a qualified beneficiary. Eligible costs include paying for the cost of construction of or financing the construction of a single-family residence.

Subd. 6.Financial institution.

"Financial institution" means a bank, bank and trust, trust company with banking powers, savings bank, savings association, or credit union, organized under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States; an industrial loan and thrift under chapter 53 or the laws of another state and authorized to accept deposits; or a money market mutual fund registered under the federal Investment Company Act of 1940 and regulated under rule 2a-7, promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under that act.

Subd. 7.First-time home buyer.

"First-time home buyer" means an individual, and if married, the individual's spouse, who has no present ownership interest in a principal residence during the three-year period ending on the earlier of:

(1) the date of the purchase of the single-family residence funded, in part, with proceeds from the first-time home buyer savings account; or

(2) the close of the taxable year for which a subtraction is claimed under sections 290.0132, subdivision 25, and 462D.06.

Subd. 8.First-time home buyer savings account.

"First-time home buyer savings account" or "account" means an account with a financial institution that an account holder designates as a first-time home buyer savings account, as provided in section 462D.03, to pay or reimburse eligible costs for the purchase of a single-family residence by a qualified beneficiary.

Subd. 9.Internal Revenue Code.

"Internal Revenue Code" has the meaning given in section 290.01.

Subd. 10.Principal residence.

"Principal residence" has the meaning given in section 121 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Subd. 11.Qualified beneficiary.

"Qualified beneficiary" means a first-time home buyer who is a Minnesota resident and is designated as the qualified beneficiary of a first-time home buyer savings account by the account holder.

Subd. 12.Single-family residence.

"Single-family residence" means a single-family residence located in this state and owned and occupied by or to be occupied by a qualified beneficiary as the qualified beneficiary's principal residence, which may include a manufactured home, trailer, mobile home, condominium unit, townhome, or cooperative.