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Forms Approval Process Changes (updated 9/16/2013)
We've made some changes to our forms approval process based on your feedback.
See updated Guideline and Specification Document.
These changes will improve our data processing of tax returns and reduce the number of changes to your programming and resubmissions for approval.
We have heard from you that the “near final” forms allow you to begin development. Therefore we will continue to post “near final” forms/schedules on the Software Developer’s Website beginning mid-August.
The “near final” forms gives you the shell and lines to begin development, it does not give you exact placement and text necessary for us to approve. Line reference and text can change the place of the lines and some text is used as anchors for zoning purposes to improve accurate data capture.
Our goal is to post the “Final” version by October 1st. pending any legislative and federal delays.
As requested we have posted a list of OCR/KFI forms/schedules.
Submit “Final” OCR/KFI forms/schedules (forms with form IDs) for approval. All other (non OCR/KFI) forms will continue to be reviewed for approval in the “Near Final” state. This change is based on feedback regarding multiple versions being posted, forms being rejected due to a more current version posted and having to resubmit multiple times. This is very time consuming on your part as well as ours.
As requested, we will once again post the 6/10 grids for individual and property tax forms/schedules that we capture.
Only forms/schedules that we capture data on the paper side (forms with form IDs) will require submissions of 5 paper or PDF copies for approval with variable data based on scenarios (see scenarios listed in the Guideline and Specification Document). All other forms/schedules will only require only 1 copy with variable data on all lines.
We are available to assist you in the development of our tax forms. Send your questions to our email address: Efile.Formapproval@state.mn.us
Welcome to forms season!
Continue to check our site for updated drafts of Minnesota tax forms and instructions for tax year 2013. Our goal is to post NEAR FINALS (meaning that lines are set, but text is subject to change) by Aug. 1. We will post final versions of all forms and instructions by Oct. 1.
Substitute form developers — For more information, see: