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  • How do I get copies of my individual income tax or property tax refund returns?Back to top

    You can request copies of your returns in writing or in person.

     

    To request a copy in writing, download and print Form M100, Request for Copy of Tax Return. Complete the form and mail it to us along with the $5 per return processing fee.
     
    To request a copy in person, come to the cashier’s window in the lobby of the department’s main office, located in the Stassen Building, at 600 N. Robert St. in St. Paul. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You will need to show the cashier a government-issued picture ID.

     

  • How do I get copies of tax returns other than income tax or property tax refund?Back to top

    Download and print Form M100, Request for Copy of Tax Return. Complete the form and mail it to us along with the $5 per return processing fee.

     

  • How do I get copies of materials other than tax returns?Back to top

    Send a written request to:

    Data Practices Compliance Official
    Minnesota Department of Revenue
    600 North Robert St, Mail Station 4400
    St Paul, MN 55146-4400

  • Is any of my personal information considered public information?Back to top

     

    It depends on the tax type, but for individual income tax returns, none of the information is public.

     

  • What if I don’t agree with the accuracy of information about my tax data?Back to top

    You have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of our public or private data about you. If you believe we have data about you that is not accurate or complete, you have the right to include a statement of disagreement with the data. We must include your statement any time we share the disputed data with anyone else.

    To make a data challenge, write a letter explaining that you are challenging the accuracy and completeness of data we maintain about you to:
     
    Data Practices Compliance Official
    Minnesota Department of Revenue
    600 North Robert St, Mail Station 4400
    St Paul, MN 55146-4400

  • Do you share my income tax data with anyone else?Back to top

     

    According to state law, the department may share and/or match some or all of the information, including your Social Security number, with:

     

    • the IRS and other state governments for tax administration purposes,
    • the Social Security Administration for purposes of administering the Minnesota Working Family Credit,
    • Minnesota state or county agencies to which you owe money,
    • another person who must list some or all of your income or expenses on his or her Minnesota income tax return,
    • the Minnesota Department of Human Services for purposes of child support collection, verifying income for parental contribution amounts under children’s service programs, refundable tax credits claimed by applicants or recipients of various assistance programs, or the MinnesotaCare program,
    • a court that has found you to be delinquent in child support payments,
    • the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development if you received unemployment compensation or are par­ticipating in an enterprise or JOBZ zone,
    • Minnesota Management and Budget for pur­poses of preparing a revenue forecast,
    • the Minnesota Racing Commission if you apply for or hold a license issued by the commission, or own a horse entered in an event licensed by the commission,
    • any Minnesota state, county, city or other local government agency that you are asking to issue or renew your professional license or your license to conduct business, including a gambling equipment distribu­tor license and a bingo hall license,
    • the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for purposes of administering laws relating to tax, workers’ compensation, minimum wage and conditions of employ­ment,
    • a county, city or town that has been desig­nated as an enterprise or JOBZ zone,
    • the state auditor, if your business is receiv­ing JOBZ benefits,
    • the Minnesota State Lottery before you can contract to sell lottery tickets, or if you win a lottery prize of $600 or more,
    • a local assessor for purposes of determin­ing whether homestead benefits have been claimed appropriately,
    • the Department of Health for purposes of epidemiologic investigations,
    • the Legislative Auditor for purposes of auditing the Department of Revenue or a legislative program,
    • the Minnesota Department of Commerce for locating owners of unclaimed property,
    • sources necessary to use statutorily autho­rized tax collection tools for collecting tax or nontax debts,
    • the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, for purposes of locating veterans and notifying them of health hazards they were exposed to as a result of service in the armed forces, and of potential benefits to which they, their dependents or survivors may be entitled, or
    • a district court to determine eligibility for a public defender.
    There also may be instances in which the department will assist other state agencies in mailing information to you. Although the department does not share your address information, we may send the information to you on behalf of the other state agency.