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Last Updated: 10/1/2018

Software Providers

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The key dates listed below are subject to change. Please check back periodically for the most up-to-date information.

Note: Minnesota has not conformed with the 2017 Federal Tax Act for tax year 2018.

​June 20, 2018

Software provider conference call
Tax preparer conference call

July 24, 2018

Minnesota Letter of Intent (LOI) posted
Software Provider Guide posted

August 1, 2018

Near final draft forms posted
Forms certification opens

August 6, 2018 Voucher specifications posted
Near final grid forms posted
August 15, 2018

Software providers conference call 
Tax preparer conference call

September 4, 2018 Draft state individual schema released to approved software providers
September 17, 2018

Draft Minnesota Leads Reporting schema released to approved software providers

September 28, 2018

Draft individual error rejection codes posted
Draft schemas for M2, M3, M4, M8, M11, M11L, IG258, IG259 posted Draft error rejection codes for M2, M3, M4, M8, M11, M11L, IG258, IG259 posted

October 1, 2018

Final software provider forms released. Final forms are labeled with "final draft."
Final state individual schema released to approved software providers
Final Minnesota Leads Reporting schema released to approved software providers

October 8, 2018 Final software provider grid forms posted. Grid forms are labeled with "final draft."
October 31, 2018 Letter of Intent (LOI) form is due. Late forms will not be accepted
November 1, 2018

Certification test cases released to approved software providers
Final individual error rejection codes
Final schemas for M2, M3, M4, M8, M11, M11L, IG258, IG259           
Final error rejection codes for M2, M3, M4, M8, M11, M11L, IG258, IG259

November 19, 2018

E-file and Leads Reporting certification opens for approved software providers

December 1, 2018 Deadline to notify us of free file participation and criteria
December 21, 2018 Deadline to start submitting M1 and M1PR certification test files
January 11, 2019

Deadline to start submitting M2, M3, M4, M8 and Insurance certification test files

TBD

Business filing season opens

TBD Individual filing season open