Minnesota Income Tax Forms and Minnesota Income Tax Rate Information

By | December 21, 2015

Minnesota Income Tax E-File Information

Individual that does not use a signature document- tax site must retain all supporting documents on file for one year. Income tax preparers that complete more than 10 Minnesota returns for the previous tax year are required to e-file all individual returns or pay $5 per return.


Who must file Minnesota Income Tax?

If you are a Minnesota resident, you must file a Minnesota return regardless of where you were stationed during the year unless military pay is your only source of income; or your total income from other sources is less than the state minimum filing requirement of $10,150.

Minnesota Income Tax Residency

Follows general residency requirements, but civilians who stay more than 183 days in the state, and maintain a place of abode in Minnesota, are considered residents. The civilian residency requirement does not apply to military personnel or their spouses.


What are Minnesota Income tax forms?

Taxpayers file Form M-1; Part year and nonresidents also file Schedule M1NR. Form M-1: Form M-1; Form M1NR: Form M1NR.


What are Minnesota income tax deductions, income exclusion, and Minnesota income tax exemptions?

Minnesota uses same amounts as federal return, but personal exemptions are phased out with the following adjusted gross income ($271,750 for married filing jointly; $226,450 for head of household; $181,150 for single; and $135,875 for married filing separately).

MN uses same amounts as federal return, except does not allow state tax deductions; Taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on their federal return may deduct charitable contributions if they were in excess of $500.

Minnesota Tax Deductions

Federal pensions are taxable in Minnesota. However, if you are a veteran of the U.S. military, including the National Guard and Reserves, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to $750 for your past service. To qualify, you must have separated from military service before the end of the year and one of the following must be true: You served at least 20 years in the military (including the National Guard and reserves); You have a service-connected disability that is 100 percent total and permanent (as rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs); or You were honorably discharged and you receive a pension or other retirement pay for service in the military. Veterans with income greater than $37,500 are not eligible for the credit.


What are Minnesota capital gain taxes?

Follows federal rules for income. Capital gain income from mutual funds is not exempt.


What are Minnesota tax deadlines?

Due April 15, 2015. Extension for federal active duty military personnel: If you are an active duty military personnel in a presidentially designated combat zone or contingency operation, you may file and pay your Minnesota income taxes up to 180 days after the last day you are in the combat zone or the last day of any continuous hospitalization for injuries sustained while serving in the combat zone. When you file your Form M1, enclose a separate sheet clearly stating “Serving in a combat zone.”


Minnesota Use Tax             MN charges a use tax for items totaling more than $770 for which no sales tax was paid.

Marriage credit, child and dependent care credit, working family credit, education

credit, and long-term care insurance credit: see instructions.

Minnesota Income Tax Contact Info

Minnesota Department of Revenue
Mail Station 0010
St. Paul, MN 55146-0010


General Information: (651) 296-3781, (800) 652-9094

Refunds:  Refund Status

(651) 296-4444 (metro)

(800) 657-3676 (elsewhere)


Web site:   Department of Revenue Electronic Filing: Efiling Webpage

Minnesota State Income Tax filing address:

Minnesota Individual Income Tax Mail
Station 0010
St. Paul, MN 55145-0010