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Minnesota Income Taxes and MN State Tax Forms

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Your Minnesota Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Minnesota Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Minnesota State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Minnesota Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Minnesota State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Minnesota State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Minnesota State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form M1
Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule M1CD
Child and Dependent Care Credit
Schedule M1CR
Credit for Income Tax Paid to Another State
Form M23
Claim for a Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form M99
Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Form CRP
Certificate of Rent Paid
Form M1PR
Property Tax Refund
Schedule KS
Shareholder'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 M1MT
Alternative Minimum Tax
Schedule M1NR
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents
Schedule M1R
Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction
Minnesota Withholding Allowance/Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Minnesota efile Error Codes

If your Minnesota state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, 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.

How To File a Minnesota Tax Extension

Minnesota grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. 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, 2019. If you owe taxes, you must pay at least 90% of your tax liability by April 15, 2019 and file your return by October 15, 2019 (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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Minnesota Tax Amendment

Amended Minnesota tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Minnesota tax amendment.

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

2017 Tax Year Minnesota Tax Forms

Minnesota state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Child and Dependent Care Credit
Credit for Income Tax Paid to Another State
Claim for a Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Certificate of Rent Paid
Minnesota Property Tax Refund Return
Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits and Modifications
Other Nonrefundable Credits
K-12 Education Credit/Subtraction
Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Income Additions and Subtractions
Alternative Minimum Tax
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents
Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction

2016 Tax Year Minnesota Tax Forms

Minnesota state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Child and Dependent Care Credit
Credit for Income Tax Paid to Another State
Claim for a Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Certificate of Rent Paid
Minnesota Property Tax Refund Return
Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits and Modifications
Other Nonrefundable Credits
K-12 Education Credit/Subtraction
Long-Term Care Insurance Credit
Income Additions and Subtractions
Alternative Minimum Tax
Nonresidents/Part-Year Residents
Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction

Minnesota Tax Facts

MN Income Tax

Individual income is taxed across four tax brackets.

The tax brackets for single taxpayers are:

  • 5.35% for the first $25,390 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $25,390 and $83,400
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $83,400 and $156,900
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $154,900 and above

The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing joint returns are:

  • 5.35% for the first $37,110 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $37,110 and $147,450
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $147,450 and $261,510
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $261,510 and above

The tax brackets for married taxpayers filing separate returns are:

  • 5.35% for the first $18,560 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $18,560 and $73,730
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $73,730 and $130,760
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $130,760 and above

The tax brackets for head of household taxpayers are:

  • 5.35% for the first $31,260 of taxable income
  • 7.05% for taxable incomes between $31,260 and $125,600
  • 7.85% for taxable incomes between $125,600 and $209,200
  • 9.85% for taxable incomes $209,200 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.

More information on Minnesota Sales Tax

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 Minnesota Tax Fact

Though all general, wearable clothing is exempt from sales tax, fur coats are not. Businesses are required to pay a 6.875 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."

Minnesota State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-556-3000.

For more information on Minnesota state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Minnesota Department of Revenue.

See other U.S. States, Territories, and Protectorates.