Minnesota Income Taxes and MN State Tax Forms

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Minnesota State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Minnesota 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 e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Minnesota Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Minnesota 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a MN State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
Where Is Your Minnesota Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Minnesota Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Minnesota Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your MN Tax Return was rejected by the MN Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Minnesota Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
1. Late Filing Penalty: Penalty of 5% of tax not paid applies if no tax return is eFiled after the Oct 15 extension period.
2. Late Payment Penalty: Applies if you did not pay on time which amounts to 4% of tax not paid. An additional 5% of tax not paid within 180 days after filing your return.
3. Interest: Interest of 5% is charged on tax and penalties from time debt is due until paid in full for 2019.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2019 Minnesota Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) and Minnesota State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2019 Minnesota Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2018 Minnesota State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Minnesota Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2019 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2019 Minnesota Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic MN Tax Extension to file their Minnesota Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Minnesota State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 Minnesota Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2018 Minnesota Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

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
Determines your paycheck MN Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* 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. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic File 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.

2018 Tax Year Minnesota Tax Forms

Minnesota State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print an Minnesota 2018 Tax Return.  The MN Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

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
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Minnesota Tax Forms

Minnesota state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. In addition to filing Minnesota Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

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
Tax Amendment

Minnesota Tax Facts, Information

Minnesota Tax Information and Contacts

MN Tax Type
Description
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.
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 Tax Payment Options
Minnesota State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the MN Dep. of Revenue

 

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