Prepare and efile Your Minnesota Tax Return
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 Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2018
||2017 Minnesota State Tax Return
||Due date for Minnesota State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
|April 18, 2018
||2017 Minnesota State Tax Extension
||Due date for Minnesota extensions
|October 15, 2018
||2017 Minnesota State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2017 Minnesota State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
View all state tax return filing deadlines.
Find federal income tax return filing deadlines.
Tax Year 2017 Minnesota State Tax Forms
All of the following Minnesota state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
||Can I efile this form?
||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
||Property Tax Refund
||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
||Ages 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction
Minnesota State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled
Minnesota State Tax Withholding Form
||Minnesota Withholding Allowance/Exemption Certificate
MN Tax Extension
||Minnesota Extension Instructions
||How to File
Minnesota grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2018. 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 18, 2018. If you owe taxes, you must pay at least 90% of your tax liability by April 18, 2018 and file your return by October 15, 2018 (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.
Automatic extension granted
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.
2016 Previous Year Minnesota Tax Forms
Minnesota tax returns for 2016 and other previous Tax Years cannot be efiled. Download the tax forms, fill them out, and mail them to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
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 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 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."
MN State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The Minnesota Department of Revenue.
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