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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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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 Letter of Intent (LOI) posted
Software Provider Guide posted
August 1, 2018 Near final forms posted
Forms certification opens
August 2, 2018 Voucher specifications posted
August 4, 2018 Near final grid forms posted
TBD

Software provider conference call
Tax preparer conference call

September 3, 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 forms released
Final state individual schema released to approved software providers
Final Minnesota Leads Reporting schema released to approved software providers
October 8, 2018 Final grid forms posted
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