Minnesota has announced that the tax filing deadline for individual returns is May 17th.
Minnesota Filing Due Date: MN individual income tax returns are due by April 15 — or by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the taxable year (for fiscal year filers).
Extended Deadline with Minnesota Tax Extension: Minnesota offers a 6-month extension, which moves the individual filing deadline from April 15 to October 15.
Minnesota Tax Extension Form: If you can’t file your return by the regular due date (April 15 for most people), you are allowed six months (or until October 15) before a late-filing penalty is charged. You don’t have to submit a separate form to request an extension.
However, this extension is for filing only. To avoid penalties and interest, you must pay any tax owed by the regular due date and file your return by October 15.
Minnesota Extension Payment Requirement: A tax extension gives you extra time to file. It does not give you more time to pay your Minnesota income tax. All state tax payments are due by the original deadline of the return. Any tax that isn’t paid on time will be subject to interest and penalties. You can pay electronically through Minnesota e-Services: www.revenue.state.mn.us/individuals/eServices
Minnesota Tax Extension Tips: The State of Minnesota does not impose a late filing penalty as long as your state tax return is filed within 6 months of the original deadline. That means if you owe zero Minnesota income tax for the taxable year, you will receive an automatic 6-month filing extension (until October 15).