Due a state tax refund? Wait until Thursday to file, state says

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Consumers eager to take advantage of rebates for new tax changes should be able to file their forms by Thursday.

The Minnesota Revenue Department has finished retooling state forms for software companies, but is instructing consumers to wait another day before submitting their state tax filings.

Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed into law about $440 million of tax relief, including $57 million that is retroactive to the 2013 tax year. Minnesotans who lost their home to foreclosure, adopted a child or had student loan debt could see a much larger refund, or have to pay in less in taxes, as part of the new tax laws.

Earlier, revenue department officials had instructed tax preparers not to submit new returns until the system was updated.

More than 56 percent of Minnesotans have filed their income taxes. That means more than 1.1 million have yet to file.

Revenue officials will review the taxes of those who already filed to determine who is owed a refund. Many will get a refund automatically, although some filers may be asked to submit an amended return.

Baird Helgeson

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