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Charges: Man Had $30K Of Untaxed Tobacco

Tax officials say a man faces tax crime charges after evading state taxes following a purchase of $30,000 worth of tobacco products from an out-of-state wholesaler.

06/22/2015

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Carver Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Door-To-Door Tax Scammers

The Carver County Sheriff’s office is warning metro residents of a door-to-door scammer posing as a Minnesota Department of Revenue agent. Sheriff Jim Olson says the scammer is demanding people to pay back taxes immediately or they will call local law enforcement.

06/03/2015

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Reality Check: Who Pays Estate Taxes?

Minnesotans are like everyone else when it comes to the end of our lives. But unlike 31 other states, some of us pay estate taxes after we’re gone… and it’s not popular.

05/08/2015

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Good Question: How Much Tax Refund Money Are We Getting?

As of March 20, 57 percent of American taxpayers filed their federal taxes. Just about 80 percent received a refund. The average federal refund amount is $3,038. That refund rate is expected to drop slightly as we head closer to April 15.

04/01/2015

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Get Your Taxes Prepared For Free

The Minnesota Department of Revenue wants to set you up with one of hundreds of tax preparers who can help you get your taxes filed for free. If you are 60 or older, have a disability, speak little to no English or make $53,000 a year or less, you qualify for free tax preparation.

03/11/2015

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State Tax Collections Add Up To $43M Extra In February

Minnesota revenue collections have shattered expectations yet again. February saw $43 million more than finance officials were banking on. Figures released Tuesday by the Department of Minnesota Management and Budget said that amount was 5.7 percent ahead of projections.

03/10/2015

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Minnesota Property Taxes Set For 2015 Increase

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released an analysis Friday showing a $286 million increase in planned property tax collections for 2015. That’s a slightly smaller increase from previous estimates released in the fall.

02/27/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do We Pay In Taxes?

If you haven’t done so already, you might be gathering up all the paperwork you’ll need to send your money off to Uncle Sam.

02/17/2015

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Minn. Resumes Accepting Turbo Tax Returns

Minnesotans will once again be able to file electronic tax returns with Turbo Tax as of 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The parent company of Turbo Tax, Intuit, had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states after concern of fraud arose when two Minnesota users reported that someone had already filed under their name.

02/07/2015

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Turbo Tax Resumes State E-Filing; Still Closed In Minn.

The company had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states over concerns of fraud. The scare prompted the Minnesota Department of Revenue to block Turbo Tax filings, which remains closed pending further investigation.

02/06/2015

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Minnesotans Who Already Filed With TurboTax Play Waiting Game

Minnesotans aren’t the only ones who can’t file their state tax returns through TurboTax. The company is now temporarily suspending e-filing in all states over fraud concerns. On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced it would stop accepting the state returns from filers using TurboTax.

02/06/2015

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Minn. Stops Accepting TurboTax Returns Due To Potential Fraud

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has stopped accepting tax returns filed using Intuit’s TurboTax individual software because of potential fraud.

02/05/2015

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Tax Preparer Charged With Defrauding State Of $1.4 Million

A Minneapolis tax preparer is facing more than 50 criminal charges for allegedly filing false tax returns for her clients while failing to file any for herself. Rona Griffin ran HAH Broker, Inc., out of her home in Champlin before moving to Minneapolis.

02/05/2015

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Revenue Department Stresses Electronic Tax Return Filing

Minnesota’s tax collection agency is making another paperless push. The Revenue Department ushered in the start of tax filing season Tuesday with a renewed emphasis on electronic filing and direct deposit options.

01/20/2015

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Good Question: Who Makes Up The Top 1 Percent?

A new report from Oxfam International finds that by 2016, the top one percent of people will own 50 percent of the world’s wealth. That’s up from 44 percent in 2009.

01/19/2015

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Minnesota Tax Filing Season Opens Jan. 20

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says taxpayers can start filing their Minnesota tax forms on Jan. 20. That’s the same day that the IRS says taxpayers can start filing their 2014 returns.

01/05/2015

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Good Question: Who’s In The Middle Class?

If you’ve been listening to the political ads over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the term “middle class” mentioned over and over. This had Barbara from Mound wondering: Who’s in the middle class? Pew Research says 44 percent of people identify as solidly middle class. That’s down from 53 percent back in 2008.

10/14/2014

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MN Dept. Of Rev: Refunds From Tax Law Change On The Way

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says tax payers who qualify for refunds because of 2013 tax law changes will get their money by June 27. Department officials say 260,000 returns qualify for refunds, and 52,000 have already been reviewed manually. The review process is being automated to speed up the processing.

05/06/2014

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Tax Deadline Day Looming For Millions Of Americans

If you haven’t filed your 2013 income tax return yet, you have about a day to do so and get it in the mail or file paperwork for an extension to meet the April 15 deadline. But officials said the chances of getting audited are the lowest in years.

04/14/2014

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MN Revenue Department: File Your Taxes Now

Minnesota Department of Revenue officials have a message for taxpayers who haven’t filed their returns. The department says the new tax cuts are good to go, and taxpayers should file now. Those cuts were passed just a couple of weeks ago by lawmakers, and thousands of Minnesotans could benefit. A couple of weeks ago, the revenue department made a very unusual appeal, urging Minnesotans to wait to file their tax returns so it could re-calibrate its computers and re-write tax forms for the new cuts.

04/02/2014

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Dayton Signs $434 Million Tax-Relief Measure

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill providing hundreds of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers with extra deductions and exemptions they can claim on this year’s tax forms. Dayton signed the $434 million relief package Friday, soon after both the House and Senate approved it by lopsided margins. In a statement, Dayton says the tax cuts will put “more money in the pockets of Minnesota families and businesses” and “make taxes simpler for Minnesotans.”

03/21/2014

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Minn. Property Tax Report Paints Scattered Picture

The final tally of property taxes due this year presents a mixed bag, with levies rising in some places but falling in others. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has posted jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction details on levies approved by counties, cities, townships, school districts and other taxing entities.

03/03/2014

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Good Question: Who’s Looking At Our Taxes?

Every year, the IRS receives 240 million tax returns. The Minnesota Department of Revenue processes 2.7 million returns. On Friday, WCCO viewer Brian from Shakopee was surprised when both the state and federal governments approved his filing within hours. He has a Good Question for us: Does an actual person actually read over tax forms, or does a computer program scan it for errors? According to Terri Steenblock, the assistant commissioner of individual taxes with the Minnesota Department Revenue, the answer can be both.

02/24/2014

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Minn. Tax Agency Halts Move To Debit Cards For Now

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is choosing paper over plastic when it comes to tax refunds. The state tax agency confirmed Wednesday it is delaying a conversion from paper refund checks to preloaded debit cards for now.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Taconite Prospects Bright For 2014 And 2015

Prospects look bright for Minnesota’s iron mining industry in 2014 and 2015 after a dip in production this year. State officials expect 2013 will end with production of about 38.9 million tons of taconite.

12/17/2013

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