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There are two ways you can file your return In e-Services:

  • Key in your return data
  • Import a file containing return information using our predefined templates

If you import your return, use the appropriate template below. 

Tax Return Templates

  • ASR, Alcohol Sales on Reservations

  • LB37, Distilled Spirits and Wine Shipped into Minnesota

  • LB40, Malt Beverages Excise Tax Return

  • LB41, Excise Tax Return for Brewers

  • LB56DS, Distilled Spirits Excise Tax Return

  • LB56F, Farm Winery Tax Return 

  • LB56W, Wine Excise Tax Return

Each template contains a separate tab for each form and schedule that you must complete. 

NOTE: Complete the schedule tabs and not the main form. The template will automatically calculate the schedule and carry over the appropriate amounts to the main form. However, on the LB56DS, LB56F, and LB56W, enter the beginning inventory and ending inventory in the main tab. Once you complete the schedules, check the main form in the first tab to verify the amounts and the calculated tax due.


  • Skip any rows or columns when entering or loading your return data

  • Include any special characters, such as underlines, parentheses, minus signs or dollar signs.

This will cause your return to error when it is loaded into our systems.

Microdistillery Excise Tax Return

For information on how to complete the Microdistillery Excise Tax Return Excel template, see Microdistillery Tax Return Instructions. For information on how to file the return in our e-Services system, see Microdistilleries.