You may amend your 2017 and 2018 Minnesota income tax returns affected by 2019 Minnesota tax law changes
The Minnesota Department of Revenue recently mailed notifications to a number of individuals across the state regarding an update to state tax law changes, enacted on May 30, 2019, which could affect a person’s 2017 and 2018 Minnesota Individual Income Tax returns.
The MN DoR is automatically adjusting 2017 and 2018 Minnesota income tax returns affected by these tax law changes for many. However, if you have not received an adjustment from them, yet, you may want or need to file amended 2017 & 2018 MN returns incorporating the law changes.
Here are some of the common questions the Department of Revenue is fielding on the matter today:
Why should I amend my returns instead of waiting for an adjustment?
If your adjustment will result in a refund, you can file an amended return to receive the refund sooner.
How do I amend my Minnesota Individual Income Tax return?
Use 2017 or 2018 Form M1X, Amended Minnesota Income Tax. Use the instructions to complete and mail the form to the address on page 2 of Form M1X.
Can I amend my 2017 and 2018 Minnesota returns for other reasons?
Yes. If you amend 2017 or 2018 Minnesota income tax returns for any other reason, include all applicable adjustments related to the tax year 2017 and 2018 Minnesota law changes.
What if I also amended my 2017 or 2018 federal income tax return?
You must send us a copy of the amended federal return, along with an amended Minnesota income tax return, within 180 days after filing the amended federal return.
What if I have additional questions
You can contact Carefree Bookkeeping for a more personalized overview of your personal or business accounts and goals, and we can help you find the answers to your questions today.
Or, contact The Minnesota Department of Revenue‘s Income Tax and Withholding Division.
Phone: 651-556-3012 or 1-800-652-9094
Address: 600 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55146
The MN Department of Revenue is an equal opportunity employer.
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