Minnesota State Tax Return

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Minnesota Individual Income Tax Provisions

At tax time, states have the ability to assess taxes to their residents based on one of three different methods: joint, combined, or a blend of the two. Minnesota opts for the most popular method, the joint filing system, which is used by thirty-four other states. This system adds together the incomes of both spouses in a married couple, and taxes them as a single amount, similar to the federal system where a family is considered one economical group.

Minnesota uses the federal adjusted gross income of taxpayers to determine the tax base for individual income taxes. Though there are a few differences, Minnesota's tax base is very similar to the federal regulations.

Exemptions

There are some sources of income that aren't included in a resident's taxable income when filing state taxes. The exemptions include:

  • Interest and dividends from U.S. government bonds.
  • Capital gains from insolvent farm property
  • Active duty military pay

Deductions

Minnesota offers a standard deduction that reduces the federal AGI by $2,050 for married, joint filers ($1,025 married filing single). Other deductions are available as follows:

  • Low income elderly or disabled
  • Qualifying K-12 expenses
  • 50% of charity donations over $500
  • Organ donation expenses
  • Certain investments and business operations in a job opportunity building zone
  • AmeriCorps post-service education awards
  • National Guard and reservists' income for training in-state

Total deductions are limited using Minnesota income thresholds, and state income taxes and state and local sales taxes are non-deductible.

2017 Minnesota Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $25,070 5.35% of the amount over $0
$25,070 $82,360 $1,341.25 plus 7.05% of the amount over $25,070
$82,360 $154,950 $5,380.19 plus 7.85% of the amount over $82,360
$154,950 - $11,078.51 plus 9.85% of the amount over $154,950
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $36,650 5.35% of the amount over $0
$36,650 $145,620 $1,960.78 plus 7.05% of the amount over $36,650
$145,620 $258,260 $9,643.16 plus 7.85% of the amount over $145,620
$258,260 - $18,485.40 plus 9.85% of the amount over $258,260
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $18,330 5.35% of the amount over $0
$18,330 $72,810 $980.66 plus 7.05% of the amount over $18,330
$72,810 $129,130 $4,821.50 plus 7.85% of the amount over $72,810
$129,130 - $9,242.62 plus 9.85% of the amount over $129,130
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $30,870 5.35% of the amount over $0
$30,870 $124,040 $1,651.55 plus 7.05% of the amount over $30,870
$124,040 $206,610 $8,220.03 plus 7.85% of the amount over $124,040
$206,610 - $14,701.77 plus 9.85% of the amount over $206,610

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Filing Deadline 4/15/2018
Property tax deadline 8/15/2014
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AitkinAitkin, Hill City, McGrath, McGregor, Palisade, Tamarack
AnokaAndover, Anoka, Bethel, Cedar, Circle Pines, Minneapolis, Saint Francis
BeckerAudubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Lake Park, Ogema, Osage, Ponsford, Richwood, Rochert, Waubun, White Earth, Wolf Lake
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BentonFoley, Gilman, Oak Park, Rice, Saint Cloud, Sauk Rapids
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BrownComfrey, Essig, Hanska, New Ulm, Searles, Sleepy Eye, Springfield
CarltonBarnum, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Esko, Holyoke, Kettle River, Moose Lake, Sawyer, Wrenshall, Wright
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CassAh Gwah Ching, Backus, Bena, Cass Lake, Federal Dam, Hackensack, Longville, Outing, Pillager, Pine River, Remer, Swatara, Walker
ChippewaClara City, Maynard, Milan, Montevideo, Watson
ChisagoAlmelund, Center City, Chisago City, Harris, Lindstrom, North Branch, Rush City, Shafer, Stacy, Taylors Falls, Wyoming
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CookGrand Marais, Grand Portage, Hovland, Lutsen, Schroeder, Tofte
CottonwoodBingham Lake, Jeffers, Mountain Lake, Storden, Westbrook, Windom
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DodgeClaremont, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville, West Concord
DouglasAlexandria, Brandon, Carlos, Evansville, Farwell, Garfield, Holmes City, Kensington, Miltona, Nelson, Osakis
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GrantAshby, Barrett, Elbow Lake, Herman, Hoffman, Norcross, Wendell
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HoustonBrownsville, Caledonia, Eitzen, Hokah, Houston, La Crescent, Spring Grove
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IsantiBraham, Cambridge, Dalbo, Grandy, Isanti, Stanchfield
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JacksonAlpha, Heron Lake, Jackson, Lakefield, Okabena
KanabecMora, Ogilvie
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LakeBeaver Bay, Finland, Isabella, Knife River, Silver Bay, Two Harbors
Lake of the WoodsAngle Inlet, Baudette, Oak Island, Williams
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LincolnArco, Hendricks, Ivanhoe, Lake Benton, Tyler
LyonBalaton, Cottonwood, Garvin, Ghent, Lynd, Marshall, Minneota, Russell, Taunton, Tracy
MahnomenBejou, Lengby, Mahnomen, Naytahwaush
MarshallAlvarado, Argyle, Gatzke, Grygla, Middle River, Newfolden, Oslo, Stephen, Strandquist, Viking, Warren
MartinCeylon, Dunnell, Fairmont, Granada, Northrop, Ormsby, Sherburn, Trimont, Truman, Welcome
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MeekerCosmos, Darwin, Dassel, Eden Valley, Grove City, Litchfield, Watkins
Mille LacsBock, Foreston, Isle, Milaca, Onamia, Pease, Princeton, Wahkon
MorrisonBowlus, Buckman, Cushing, Flensburg, Hillman, Lastrup, Little Falls, Motley, Pierz, Randall, Royalton, Swanville, Upsala
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MurrayAvoca, Chandler, Currie, Dovray, Fulda, Iona, Lake Wilson, Slayton
NicolletCourtland, Lafayette, Mankato, Nicollet, Saint Peter
NoblesAdrian, Bigelow, Brewster, Ellsworth, Kanaranzi, Leota, Lismore, Reading, Round Lake, Rushmore, Wilmont, Worthington
NormanAda, Borup, Flom, Gary, Halstad, Hendrum, Perley, Shelly, Twin Valley
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PenningtonGoodridge, Saint Hilaire, Thief River Falls
PineAskov, Brook Park, Bruno, Finlayson, Grasston, Henriette, Hinckley, Kerrick, Pine City, Rock Creek, Sandstone, Sturgeon Lake, Willow River
PipestoneEdgerton, Holland, Ihlen, Pipestone, Ruthton, Trosky, Woodstock
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PopeCyrus, Glenwood, Lowry, Starbuck, Villard
RamseySaint Paul
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RiceDundas, Faribault, Kilkenny, Lonsdale, Morristown, Nerstrand, Northfield, Warsaw, Webster
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SibleyArlington, Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Henderson, New Auburn, Winthrop
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SteeleBlooming Prairie, Ellendale, Hope, Medford, Owatonna
StevensAlberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock, Morris
SwiftAppleton, Benson, Clontarf, Danvers, Holloway, Kerkhoven, Murdock
ToddBertha, Browerville, Burtrum, Clarissa, Eagle Bend, Grey Eagle, Hewitt, Long Prairie, Staples, West Union
TraverseBrowns Valley, Dumont, Tintah, Wheaton
WabashaElgin, Kellogg, Lake City, Mazeppa, Millville, Plainview, Reads Landing, Wabasha, Zumbro Falls
WadenaAldrich, Menahga, Nimrod, Sebeka, Verndale, Wadena
WasecaJanesville, New Richland, Waldorf, Waseca
WashingtonAfton, Bayport, Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Marine on Saint Cr, Newport, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, Scandia, Stacy, Stillwater, Willernie
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WilkinBreckenridge, Campbell, Foxhome, Kent, Nashua, Rothsay, Wolverton
WinonaAltura, Dakota, Homer, Lewiston, Minnesota City, Rollingstone, Saint Charles, Stockton, Utica, Winona
WrightAlbertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Hanover, Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Maple Plain, Monticello, Montrose, Rockford, Saint Michael, Silver Creek, South Haven, Waverly
Yellow MedicineCanby, Clarkfield, Echo, Granite Falls, Hanley Falls, Porter, Wood Lake