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Preliminary Data Shows Rise In Minn. Tax Levies

Preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Revenue show cities, counties and school districts could reap an additional $152 million next year from property taxes.

11/13/2013

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Time Running Short For Vets To Claim Minn. Credit

There’s a week left for Minnesota troops and veterans to file for a tax credit designed to recognize their combat service. About 2,200 still hadn’t filed for the refundable tax credit as of last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

10/07/2013

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Report: Cigarette Sales Down, Tax Haul Up In Minn.

As tobacco sellers feared, Minnesota’s increased tax on cigarettes has dampened sales since taking effect on July 1. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Thursday that early Department of Revenue figures show a double-digit percentage fall in demand for the stamps affixed to each pack of cigarettes over the same period last year.

09/26/2013

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Minn. Tax Agency Awaits Guidance On Gay Marriage

Minnesota gay couples preparing to get married after it becomes legal next month will have to wait a bit longer for guidance on their income taxes. The state Department of Revenue served notice Thursday that it is awaiting further word from the Internal Revenue Service on how same-sex married couples should make federal tax calculations.

07/19/2013

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Minn. Officials To Discuss Sales Tax Changes

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is advising businesses and others about changes to the state sales tax that legislators approved last month. The agency planned to release details Thursday meant to clear up confusion about new exemptions and newly imposed taxes.

06/13/2013

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Some Minn. Businesses Get Extra Time To Pay Taxes

The late-arriving spring weather has given some Minnesota resorts and other seasonal businesses more breathing room on their property taxes. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is advising that some commercial property owners can have two extra weeks to make their first-half tax payments.

05/30/2013

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Cost Of New Minn. Top Income Tax Tate? It Depends

A narrow band of Minnesotans will pay a higher income tax under the new state budget. How much more? That depends. Officials say the average cost of the new tax for 54,400 filers is just shy of $7,200. But that figure can be misleading.

05/22/2013

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Minn. House Won’t Stall Debit Card Tax Refunds

Minnesota’s tax refunds will soon be converted from paper checks to plastic cards as a cost-saving measure.

04/20/2013

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Votes Ahead For Bills That Make Up Minn. Budget

A week of votes on a slate of budget bills is ahead in the Minnesota Legislature, which is braced for long hours.

04/15/2013

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Storm Victims In Southern Minn. Get Tax Extension

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says southern Minnesota residents who were affected by spring storms will have an extra few days to file their state income taxes.

04/14/2013

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Minn. Clears Use Of TurboTax Again After Errors

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says problems have been addressed with electronic tax filing services that caused delayed state tax returns for some people.

03/19/2013

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When Using Group Coupons, Taxes May Damper Deals

They are group coupon sites that deliver steep discounts. Millions of users visit web sites like Groupon or Living Social to cash in on daily deals. But when you go to redeem that coupon, you might want to look twice at what you’re paying in taxes.

03/18/2013

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Minn. Officials Warn Against Using TurboTax

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has a warning for anyone who uses a popular brand of software to file their taxes.

03/08/2013

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Revenue Dept. Drew $140M More Than Anticipated In Jan.

Minnesota’s government has scooped up $140 million more in taxes for January than finance officials had been counting on.

02/11/2013

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State Says No Need To Rush On Minn. Tax Filings

When it comes to those 2013 Minnesota income tax filings, state officials say there’s no rush.

01/15/2013

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Minn. Fee On Tardy Taxpayers Stays Steady In 2013

Tardy taxpayers won’t see their Minnesota late fees rise in 2013. The Department of Revenue says that the interest rate on delinquent taxes will remain at 3 percent next year.

11/29/2012

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Former Mora School Official Faces 4 Felonies

A former Minnesota high school principal is accused of stealing more than $37,000 that was supposed to go to his school’s baseball team.

10/15/2012

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Reality Check: The Truth About Property Taxes

Special interest groups can spend the money to say almost whatever they want in a campaign commercial. And that’s what the liberal-leaning Alliance for a Better Minnesota does.

09/17/2012

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Minnesota Tax Collections Up $41M In August

Minnesota’s revenue is doing better than expected in the new budget year after August tax collections beat expectations.

09/10/2012

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Minn. Gives Flood Victims A Break On Tax Deadlines

Minnesota’s tax collectors are waiving their deadlines for northeastern Minnesota businesses affected by flooding.

07/03/2012

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Good Question: How Many Minnesotans Own Cabins?

Anyone who has sat in traffic on I-94 headed north on a Friday knows that Minnesota’s cabin culture is the real deal. But how many Minnesotans actually own cabins?

06/18/2012

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Alexandria Couple Charged With Tax Evasion

Robert Leo Thompson was charged with 21 felony counts for failure to remit tax returns and failure to pay taxes owed to the state. His wife, Susan Thompson, has been charged with eight felony counts for failure to remit tax returns or payments.

11/22/2011

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Reality Check: Do MN’s Millionaires Pay Highest Taxes?

President Barack Obama is proposing higher taxes for millionaires to help pay for a jobs program. In Minnesota, it’s a tax hike that could hit thousands of millionaires.

09/20/2011

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Former Minn. Auditor Sentenced For Stealing Funds

A former auditor with the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been sentenced to 60 months in prison for creating false tax refunds and keeping the proceeds.

09/07/2011

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Minn. Gets $59M Tax-Reciprocity Payment From Wis.

Wisconsin has settled an old tax-reciprocity debt owed to Minnesota.

07/12/2011

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