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Last Updated: 10/2/2017

Tax Relief When Disaster Strikes

The IRS issued tax relief declarations for victims of Hurricane Harvey on August 23, 2017 and Hurricane Irma on September 4, 2017.
Taxpayers affected by these disasters with tax obligations to Minnesota can request penalty/interest forgiveness if the disasters prevented them from filing or paying state taxes on time by contacting us at 651-556-3000 or 1-800-657-3666.

When Disaster Strikes

The Minnesota Department of Revenue will work with individuals and businesses that cannot file or pay their taxes on time due to a natural disaster.

When a disaster happens, we’ll post tax information on our website and notify the news media. To get this information by email, sign up here

If the governor or president declares a disaster or state of emergency, affected taxpayers may qualify for special help. For example, we may:

  • Allow extra time to file or pay your taxes
  • Cancel or reduce penalties and interest charges
  • Work with local officials to provide property tax credits or other relief


Other Helpful Information

Federal Information

Minnesota Information

Lost or Damaged Records

If your records were lost or damaged, you can request copies of your state tax returns. Just complete Form M100, Request for Copy of Tax Return and send it to the department.  Additional information about reconstructing your records is available on the IRS website: