Minnesota finance officials say state tax collections beat expectations for the final three months of the fiscal year. According to the quarterly update released Thursday, state revenues for April, May and June were $235 million more than forecast.
Minnesota’s top revenue official says his agency has finished its review of 2013 tax returns to determine eligibility for tax breaks enacted by the Legislature in March. Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans said Friday that anyone who hasn’t received a supplemental refund check or been contacted by agency officials by this week didn’t qualify. Lawmakers took steps in March to line up the state’s income tax code with a federal one, making some filers eligible for extra credits and deductions.
News last week that Medtronic is buying an Irish firm and moving its headquarters to that country is prompting debate here in Minnesota and across the country. Medtronic says it needs to make the move so that millions of dollars of overseas profits can be taxed at a lower rate. That has members of Congress asking if it’s time to either change the tax code or make it harder for companies to make this kind of a move.
For a fourth straight month, Minnesota’s tax collections have come in slightly below expectations. The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget reported Tuesday that the state took in $17 million less than anticipated in May. That’s 1.1 percent below the amount officials estimated in a February long-range forecast. Income and corporate taxes missed the mark the most.
Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.
Last-minute deals are coming together at Minnesota’s Capitol, which means final votes are closing in on $1 billion in construction authorization, a budget bill and tax cuts. The pace quickened Thursday as lawmakers faced a weekend deadline to complete their session.
There was something a little different going on at the State Capitol Tuesday: A major bill that everyone appears to agree on. It means a second round of tax cuts could be heading your way. State lawmakers already passed income tax relief on the way to hundreds of thousands of middle income Minnesotans. Now, homeowners and renters are getting a break.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal. Dayton said Thursday he made the offer to top lawmakers “in the spirit of accommodation.”
Other people might call April 15 “Tax Day,” but Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has another name for it.
If you haven’t filed your 2013 income taxes yet, the clock is ticking. You have until the end of the day to get them done, get them in the mail or file for an extension. Officials with the Internal Revenue Service said about 35 million tax payers wait until the last week to file their taxes.
The countdown is on. Taxpayers have until midnight Tuesday to get their taxes done. The IRS will receive about 135 million tax returns by the April 15 deadline. About 90 percent of those are now filed electronically. In a roundabout way, that’s helped cut down on the number of audits the IRS can conduct.
In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.
Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.
You may be surprised to know that numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota has the sixth-highest taxes in the country. But Wisconsin is just ahead of us as the fifth-highest taxed state in the nation.
According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.