There are three state income tax rates assessed to residents or workers in the state of Minnesota – 5.35 per cent, 7.05 per cent and 7.85 per cent.
Income tax returns and all income taxes are due and payable by April 15th. If the 15th happens to fall on a holiday or weekend, then the due date moves to the next business day following the 15th. If you are not able to pay the full amount of income tax owed, it is important to at least file your return on time to prevent additional penalties and interest for filing late. If you are not able to pay the full balance, you should send in what you can afford to pay and you will receive a statement for the balance of the taxes you owe, plus any penalties and interest that have been assessed.
Military pay for services performed outside of Minnesota is not subject to Minnesota state income tax. If the only income you received is for services performed outside of Minnesota, you do not need to file a Minnesota state tax return.
Minnesota offers taxpayers the opportunity to file their state income taxes through the new e-File systems online. Taxpayers are also able to check on the status of their return by logging into the online refund tracking system.
Minnesota also now offers a Taxpayer's Rights Advocate who can help the taxpayer to resolve any outstanding tax issues that they were not able to resolve on their own.