ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Despite the Minnesota government shutdown, you still have to pay your state taxes. But don’t expect to receive any tax refunds for now.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue said Friday it will continue to process tax payments during the shutdown. All tax laws and deadlines are still in effect.

But with no authorized funding in place, agency functions not deemed critical by the courts are suspended. That means no tax refunds will be processed or issued at this time. And the Revenue Department will have no one to help taxpayers by phone or email until normal operations resume.

The department’s electronic services are being maintained, so taxpayers can continue paying their taxes and filing their returns during the shutdown.

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Comments (9)
  1. mike says:

    What a joke Dayton and his cronies pay Taxes but no refunds! Kick him out of office!!!

  2. worryfree says:

    What a joke Republicans and their wealthy cronies! Kick them all out of office!!!!!!!

  3. Jim says:

    worryfree: you are a joke!

  4. Emiko says:

    They are not for the people, they are for themselves! What a joke, they are money hungry, oh lets be able to pay out but not get the help we need right?!!!!

  5. Emiko says:

    Its ok to shutdown and and suspend the critical help we need but then we can pay our taxes and nothing in return! We can just wait to see our rental rebates be prolonged but we can pay our taxes we owe, hummmm, what a great government we have!

  6. Lets rebel says:

    I am thinking we all do the same, they close so lets all close our checkbooks, quit paying takes until they go back to work and open up the state again. This is crazy. If they can close all state parks and rest stops and such then I guess they should be closed to collect our money. Also, why the heck should we by a license if the state is closed, seems only fair that we don’t pay if they don’t. STUPID all the way around.

  7. Sandy Johnson says:

    This is all going to cost more and make the issues they can’t agree on worse. They should all be “find” for each day of the shut down. Shame on them. Are they even thinking of all the people that are being hurt by this? Maybe the next election they should all be voted out.

  8. Stacy says:

    They don’t pay we don’t pay. They can’t throw us all in jail. Rise up, take a stand. We are the people. We are many they are few! Revolt now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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