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Minnesota Income Taxes and MN State Tax Forms

Minnesota State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a MN state return). Attention: The Minnesota tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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The 2021 Minnesota State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2021 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by April 18, 2022. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2022 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

Prepare and e-File your IRS and Minnesota State Tax Return including resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns with your IRS Taxes. The IRS and the MN State Tax Agency requires you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file your MN Taxes. 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 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
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
Minnesota, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Late Filing Penalty: Penalty of 5% of tax not paid applies if no tax return is eFiled after the Oct. 15th 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 2021.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
MN Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Minnesota Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Minnesota Income Tax Brackets
Minnesota Income Tax Forms
Minnesota Unemployment Benefits
The state taxes unemployment benefits.

 

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2022 Minnesota Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Minnesota State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Minnesota Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 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, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Minnesota Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a 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, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2021). 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
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2025
2021 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 2021 Minnesota Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

eFile These 2021 Minnesota State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2021 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.

Description
Year
Status

* 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.

Minnesota Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Minnesota:

  • If you do not owe Minnesota income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a MN tax extension. In case you expect a MN tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your MN tax return in order to receive your tax refund money.
  • If you owe MN income taxes, you will either have to submit a MN tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022. You have the following options to file a MN tax extension:
  • Important: If you owe Minnesota and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Minnesota tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and MN late filing penalties.Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Minnesota eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 -eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Minnesota tax return on paper, the MN Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Minnesota State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Minnesota Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Minnesota income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Minnesota tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Minnesota paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Go to e-Services Payment System to submit your payment. Make sure to follow the on-screen prompts and choose "Individual Income Tax" as the tax type.
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's payMNtax site. When you're on the site, choose the correct "payment category", "payment series", and follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Online Voucher Form
Complete Online Voucher Form and attach it to your check or money order. Mail them to the address shown after completing the form online.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Go to MN e-Services Payment System to submit your estimated payment. You can schedule all 4 of your quarterly payments in advance or pay it all at once. 2Pay via credit or debit card through payMNtax (choose the "Individual Income Tax Estimate" option). Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 3) Complete an Online Voucher. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Minnesota Revenue". Write your last four Social Security numbers on the check or money order memo. Mail the voucher and check/money to the address shown after competing the voucher form.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Minnesota Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Minnesota addresses to mail Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
MN Tax Return:
Minnesota Individual Income Tax
St. Paul, MN 55145-0010
MN Amended Tax Return:
Minnesota Amended Individual Income Tax
Mail Station 1060
St. Paul, MN 55145-1060

  

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