Good Questions: Tax Returns, Unsold Girl Scout Cookies, Folding Hands For PrayerEvery Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores tax returns, unsold Girl Scout Cookies and folding hands for prayer.
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.
Minn. Stops Accepting TurboTax Returns Due To Potential FraudThe Minnesota Department of Revenue has stopped accepting tax returns filed using Intuit’s TurboTax individual software because of potential fraud.
Owner Of Shuttered Mpls. Restaurant Charged With Tax FraudThe owner of a former Minneapolis restaurant was charged Wednesday with 68 counts of failing to pay sales tax and filing fraudulent and false tax returns. According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, 46-year-old Michael Ralph Whitelaw underreported sales by more than $1 million, and he underpaid tax by $100,000.
Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Tax Fraud SchemeA 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for filing false income tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds, according to court documents.
MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax ReturnsTwo inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.
MN Dept. Of Rev: Refunds From Tax Law Change On The WayThe 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.
MN Revenue Department: File Your Taxes NowMinnesota 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.
What’s On Your Tax Return?Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.
5 Tips For Doing Your Own TaxesSave money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.
Best E-Filing Programs For Tax ReturnsForget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.
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.