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Last Updated: 10/26/2017

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Auto Theft Prevention Surcharge

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Auto Theft Prevention Surcharge > File and Pay

  • Do I need to file a return for this surcharge if I didn't write any business?Back to top

    ​Yes. As long as you are licensed you are required to file a return. Check the "No Activity" box at the top of the form if you have no business to report.​

  • Do I need to pay electronically?Back to top

    ​Yes, if you meet either of these requirements:

    • Your total insurance taxes and surcharges equal $10,000 or more for the prior fiscal year ending June 30.
    • You're required to pay any other Minnesota tax electronically.​

  • What is the surcharge rate? Back to top

    ​The surcharge is 50 cents per vehicle, per six months of comprehensive coverage, on autos residing in Minnesota.

  • What is the surcharge for policy periods longer or shorter than 6 months?Back to top

    ​The surcharge is prorated as follows:

    •  $1 if the policy period is 1 year
    •  25 cents if the policy is 3 months
    •  8 cents if the period is 1 month​

  • What if I reported and paid the wrong amount for this surcharge? Back to top

    ​You may correct errors reported on previously filed returns by filing an amended return through e-Services.