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Minnesota extends tax filing deadline following IRS move

Minnesota taxpayers now have until May 17 to file their state income taxes.

ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDR) announced Friday that it will be extending Minnesota's tax filing deadline to May 17, following a similar move from the IRS this week to do the same for federal income taxes.

“This grace period for the individual tax filing and payment deadline provides timely relief to Minnesota families,” says Governor Tim Walz. “As we work to get through the COVID-19 pandemic together, my Administration will do everything we can to ease the burden on Minnesotans.”

Despite the shift in deadline, Revenue Commissioner Robert Doty is telling those who can do so not to delay. 

“You do not have to wait until May 17, 2021, to file your return. The sooner a return is filed, the sooner the department can review and process the return," he says.

MDR says the change does not cover payments on individual estimated taxes. 

The department says it has made additional information and resources available to the public, here