As tax deadline nears, Department of Revenue offers thanks to taxpayers for helping make Minnesota a great place to live and work

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers that their state and federal income taxes are due Tuesday, April 18. Over 2 million Minnesotans have already filed their taxes with thousands more returns expected to be filed before the deadline. About 1.3 million Minnesotans have already received refunds.

“We appreciate the time and effort Minnesotans put in each year to complete their taxes,” said Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly. “When we pay taxes we not only comply with state law, we are also supporting the high quality of life Minnesota is known for throughout the nation. The #OurMN campaign we launched eight months ago sets out to highlight just a few of the great services and programs that are paid for with our state tax dollars, making Minnesota a great place to live and work.”

Taxpayers still needing to file can do so electronically using any of the certified tax software providers listed on our website. Seniors, members of the military, and those with incomes under certain thresholds may qualify for free access to that software. To check your eligibility, enter “free file” in the search box. The department encourages all taxpayers to electronically file and choose direct deposit for any refund.

State tax dollars go to fund many of the services, infrastructure needs, and other programs that are used by millions of Minnesotans every year.

The department launched the #OurMN campaign last August to highlight the people, places, and services that our state tax dollars support each day. Through a series of videos and infographics, the department looked at a variety of state tax dollar funded programs and services, from establishing Wildlife Management Areas throughout the state to giving an inside look at adoption assistance services available to Minnesota families. You can view those and all of our #OurMN videos by visiting our YouTube page.

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