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Last Updated: 4/12/2019

Tax Relief When Disaster Strikes

4/12/2019: Taxpayers affected by recent spring flooding or Winter Storm Wesley get more time to file and pay their Minnesota taxes. Taxpayers in 64 Minnesota counties and 3 tribal nations who were affected by the rapid snowmelt flooding or Winter Storm Wesley will get until April 22, 2019 to file Minnesota returns and pay Minnesota taxes. This includes Minnesota Individual Income Tax filers who are affected but have not filed their returns or paid yet. 
3/08/2019: IRS extends April 15, other upcoming deadlines for Alabama storm victims, provides other tax relief. Victims of the March 3, 2019 tornadoes and severe storms in Alabama have until July 31, 2019, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. Those affected by this disaster should contact the department if they cannot file or pay their Minnesota taxes on time. 
03/03/2019: Minnesota responds to IRS waiver of estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen who file returns and pay taxes by April 15. The IRS announced yesterday, February 28, 2019, that they will waive estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen who file returns and pay tax by April 15.  

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: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reconstructing-your-records