Important information on Tax Filing

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans, many of whom may qualify for recently enacted tax breaks, can now file their income tax returns. The recent tax relief bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dayton required the Department of Revenue to update tax filing forms and information. As of today over one million taxpayers still need to file, according to the Department.

State Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan) asked for filers to take full advantage of the tax relief measures passed in the March 21 tax bill.

“Now that these tax measures have been passed into law and necessary updates have been completed, people must make sure they are taking full advantage of these measures. Students, families, and businesses will all benefit from the changes enacted, and now they must be sure to get the information they need to get the tax relief they qualify for,” said Sen. Carlson.

• Software Providers: All Department of Revenue-certified tax software providers have updated their software to reflect the new tax law changes. Updated tax forms and schedules are also on the Department of Revenue website. Taxpayers using desktop tax software on their personal computers should accept and install updates from their software provider so they are filing with the most up-to-date software.
• Change of Address: Taxpayers who have changed addresses since their last filing should notify the Department of Revenue of their new address so refunds and correspondence can reach the correct destination.
• Who Qualifies? About 300,000 taxpayers qualify for the new 2013 middle class tax breaks. These changes align the Minnesota tax forms more closely with federal forms and rules. If tax filers properly file with the updated tax forms and information, these tax relief measures will be included in determining your Minnesota income tax.

Updated tax forms can be found at the Department of Revenue’s website here: http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/individuals/individ_income/Pages/Individual_Income_Tax_Forms.aspx

For information on this or any legislation, please contact Sen. Jim Carlson at 651-297-8073 or by email at sen.jim.carlson@senate.mn.

Senator Jim Carlson
Jim Carlson represents District 51, which includes Eagan and areas of Burnsville.

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