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December 10, 2015

MeF certification testing is open.

August 13, 2015

Conference Call
The Minnesota Department of Revenue held a conference call for tax software vendors on August 13, 2015. On the call, department officials covered:

  • Key dates for development and testing
  • Updated registration forms
  • Updated forms certification
  • Security precautions
  • Insurance tax returns
  • Legislative changes affecting income tax returns

Read the transcript from the call 


June 15, 2015

New business rules
Minnesota has added four additional business rules, effective immediately.

  Partnership returns:Partnership returns:

  • RULE # 0063 M3 line 11 must equal M3 line 6 minus M3 line 10, unless Line 10 is >than line 6
  • RULE # 0064 M3A line 6 must equal the total of M3A lines 3+4+5 in column A

 S Corporation returns:

  • RULE # 0063 M8 Line 14 must equal M8 line 9 minus M8 line 13, unless line 13 is >than line 9
  • RULE# 0064 M8A Line 6 must equal the total of M8A lines 3+4+5 column A


January 8, 2015

Schema change
To best serve taxpayers and tax preparers we must make a schema change. The new MNIndividual2014 schema has been posted on our software vendor page (Please note the PR schema version is also 1.2 and zipped in this posting). We will no longer accept Version 1.1 beginning Monday, January 12, 2015. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will have schema version 1.2 in production. We will open for controlled launch on January 12, 2015 as planned. You are welcome to submit files in the new schema version 1.2 at that time.  We ask vendors to make the appropriate changes in preparation for this version change.


A few things to remember:

  • You are required to notify us at that you have sent tests and would like them reviewed
  • PDF’s are required with your test cases
  • Additional requirements are listed in our guide, located under the registration and standards tab