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  • Are charitable contributions a factor in determining residency? Back to top

    ​Your donations to charities are not considered in determining your residency.  The department will not ask for this information and you do not have to provide it.

  • Do I need to file a Minnesota income tax return if I lived here for only part of the year?Back to top

    Yes, if your Minnesota income for the year exceeds the minimum filing requirement ($10,350 for 2016). You’re not required to file if your Minnesota income is below that amount. See Part-Year Residents and Nonresidents.

    However, if Minnesota tax was withheld from your wages, or you made estimated tax payments, you can file a return to claim a refund. To do so, use Form M1 and Schedule M1NR.​

  • Should I file a Minnesota income tax return if I live in another state but work in Minnesota?Back to top

    It depends on your Minnesota income and where you live. If you live in North Dakota or Michigan, see Reciprocity.

    Nonresidents are generally required to file if their Minnesota income for the year exceeds the minimum filing requirement ($10,350 for 2016). You’re not required to file if your Minnesota income is below that amount. For details, See Part-Year Residents and Nonresidents.

    However, if Minnesota tax was withheld from your wages, or you made estimated tax payments, you can file a return to claim a refund. To do so, use Form M1 and Schedule M1NR.​

  • If I’m not required to file a federal tax return, do I have to file a Minnesota return?Back to top