Dividends from Mutual Funds
Because mutual funds invest in state and local bonds, some of the distributed dividends may be exempt from federal tax. If you received such dividends, you may need to add them back to your Minnesota taxable income.
When the Addition Applies
You must make this addition if your dividends were not included in your federal adjusted gross income. You must add back the dividends as follows:
- If 95% or more of the dividends came from bonds issued by state or local governments in Minnesota, add back only the portion that came from governments outside of Minnesota
If less than 95% of the dividends came from state or local governments in Minnesota, you must add back the full amount
To find the percentage of mutual fund dividends that came from Minnesota bonds, review the tax statement you received from your fund.
Note: Each mutual fund stands on its own for this calculation. You cannot group them to alter the percentages.