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​The Minnesota Department of Revenue may assess penalties and interest if you are late filing your return or paying your tax. 

The table below shows the penalties and interest we may assess, when they apply, and the rate or amount for each type. 

If you:​

​We will assess:

​The rate or amount will be:

do not pay your tax due by the due date ​a Late Payment penalty ​5% of any unpaid tax for each 30-day period (full or partial) that your payment is late, up to 15%
do not file your return by the due date ​a Late Filing penalty ​5% of any unpaid tax
​are required to make electronic payments but paid by check ​a Payment Method penalty ​5% of any payments that were not made electronically
do not pay your tax due by the due date ​Interest (see table below) ​​for 2017, 4% of the unpaid tax and penalty from the return due date until the tax is paid

Interest Rates

Year​ ​Rate
​2017 ​4%
​2016 ​3%
​2015 ​3%
​2014 ​3%
​2013 ​3%
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Year ​Rate
2012​ ​3%
2011​ ​3%
​2010 3%
​2009 ​5%
​2008 ​8%
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