Minnesota Income Taxes and MN State Tax Forms

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The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Minnesota state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.

Minnesota Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Minnesota state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2015 2014 Minnesota State Tax Return Due date for Minnesota State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2015 2014 Minnesota State Tax Extension Due date for Minnesota extensions
October 15, 2015 2014 Minnesota State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2014 Minnesota State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.

Minnesota State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Minnesota  allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Minnesota state tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form M1 Individual Income Tax Return














Schedule M1CD Child and Dependent Care Credit
Schedule M1CR Credit for Income Tax Paid to Another State
Form CRP Certificate of Rent Paid
Form M1PR Property Tax Refund
Form MN [Schedule M1CD, Schedule M1ED, Schedule M1H, and Form M1PR] Adjustments to Household Income [Override Lines for Household Income]
Form MNPRST Statement of Property Taxes Payable
Schedule KPI  Partner's Share of Income, Credits and Modifications
Schedule M1C Other Nonrefundable Credits
Schedule M1ED K-12 Education Credit/Subtraction
Schedule M1LTI Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Schedule M1M Income Additions and Subtractions 
Schedule M1NR Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents
Schedule M1R Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction

Minnesota State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

FormDescription
Form W-4MN Minnesota Withholding Allowance/Exemption Certificate
Form BANK Bank Authorization for Direct Debit

MN Tax Extension

Extension FormMinnesota Extension InstructionsHow to File

MN Tax Extension

Minnesota grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2015. You do not need to file a form to get a MN state tax extension. However, this is not an extension of time to pay any taxes owed.

You must make a good-faith effort to estimate your tax due and pay at least that amount by April 15, 2015. If you owe taxes, you must pay at least 90% of your tax liability by April 15, 2015 and file your return by October 15, 2015 (you will be charged interest for any balance unpaid). Otherwise, a late-payment penalty will be assessed. Be sure to list your extension payment on your Form M1.

If you expect to owe money but are not ready to file the return, you can avoid any penalty by estimating the amount you owe and paying it either electronically using the e-FILE Minnesota system or by sending your check with Form M13, Income Tax Extension Payment.

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Form M13


Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a Minnesota tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

MN Tax Amendment

Amended Minnesota tax returns can only be filed by mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file a Minnesota state tax amendment. 


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Minnesota tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2013 Minnesota Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
EPT Employer Transit Pass Credit

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Form CRP Certificate of Rent Paid
Form M1 Individual Income Tax Return
Form M1PR Minnesota Property Tax Refund Return
Form M23 Claim for a Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form M99 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Schedule KF Beneficiary's Share of Minnesota Taxable Income
Schedule M1C Other Nonrefundable Credits
Schedule M1CD Child and Dependent Care Credit
Schedule M1CR Credit for Income Tax Paid to Another State
Schedule M1CRN Credit for Nonresident Partners on Taxes Paid to Home State
Schedule M1ED K-12 Education Credit
Schedule M1H Credit for New Participants in a Section 125 Employer Health Insurance Plan
Schedule M1LTI Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Schedule M1M Income Additions and Subtractions
Schedule M1MT Alternative Minimum Tax
Schedule M1NR Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents
Schedule M1R Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Minnesota State Tax Refund Status

File electronically or early in the tax season to get your Minnesota state tax return refund faster.

Information about MN state tax refunds is available for returns filed within the last 12 months only.

Check your Minnesota tax return refund status online.

MN efile Error Codes

If your Minnesota state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Minnesota State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Minnesota Tax Facts

MN Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across three tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:

  • 5.35% for the first $24,270 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $24,271 and $79,730
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $79,731 and $150,000
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $150,001 and above

The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing joint returns are:

  • 5.35% for the first $35,480 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $35,481 and $140,960
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $140,961 and $250,000
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $250,001 and above

MN Sales Tax:

Minnesota has a general sales tax rate of 6.875%.

The state's tax department also administers a local government sales tax. It also imposes a use tax on items used in Minnesota but purchased elsewhere.

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MN Personal Property Tax:

Personal property tax rates in Minnesota vary based on county.

The factors that affect the tax bills personal property owners receive from their counties each spring are

  • the amount the local governments (city, county, town, etc.) spend to provide community services,
  • the estimated market value of the property, AND
  • the property's classification (how it is used).

Property assessors in each county determine the classification (apartment, home, farm, cabin, business) of all property based on its use. Each class of property is taxed at a different percentage (or class rate) of its value, which is determined by the state legislature.

The state has 18 personal property tax programs for various types of home and property owners who want to reduce their taxes. Some programs give qualified taxpayers an automatic benefit without an application. Others will require them to file an application, usually with their county assessors.

Odd Tax Fact:

Though all general, wearable clothing is exempt from sales tax, fur coats are not. Businesses are required to pay a 6.5 percent sales tax on whatever they make on the sale (including shipping and handling) of any article of clothing made of three times more fur than the next most valuable fabric that was used to make the article. The tax usually gets passed down to the consumer.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue defines fur as "any animal skin with the hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached, but does not include leather or suede or other animal skins where the fur fiber has been completely removed in the processing of the skins."

MN State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Minnesota Department of Revenue.

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