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The eCRV must contain the Social Security numbers (SSN) or the federally issued individual or organizational tax identification numbers of all buyers and sellers.
1. Spousal Exception: A spouse, who is not an owner of record but is releasing their marital interest in the real property, is not required to submit a Social Security number provided the deed contains a statement such as:
“(Name of spouse) claims no ownership interest in the real property being conveyed and is executing this instrument solely to release and convey a marital interest, if any, in the real property.”
Guidance to submitters and counties: if the statutory statement about spousal interest is included on the deed, spouse information is not needed on the eCRV.
2. Religious Exception: For religious objectors described in Internal Revenue Code, written documentation must be submitted to the county to show that the Social Security Administration approved the religious objection through IRS Form 4029.
Guidance to submitters: when religious objector documentation will be submitted to the county, contact eCRV Support for next steps.
There is no exception for refusal to submit.Minnesota Statute 272.115 requires the Social Security number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) on the eCRV. If a buyer or seller does not have an SSN they must supply an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Note: Parties may enter their own SSNs, e.g., one party begins the eCRV, enters their SSN, saves the eCRV partially complete, and then allows the other party access to the eCRV to enter their SSN. Neither party can see the SSN of the other party, the numbers are masked upon entry.
Transfer - transfers a completed eCRV to the State of Minnesota or a county-accepted eCRV to a city agency
Unaccept - transfers an eCRV back to the submitter
Note: You cannot edit an eCRV once transferred. To find an eCRV transferred to the State, select State of Minnesota from the Transferred To dropdown menu. To view an unaccepted eCRV, look in the Unaccepted eCRVs Lists.
Workflow steps are county-specific stages eCRVs go through. A county can have multiple workflow steps, but one must be the initial step. You can complete the steps in any order, but an eCRV cannot be in multiple steps at the same time.
Descriptions are unique to each step.
Workflow steps are marked as Active.
To remove a step, uncheck the box in the Active column.
eCRVs must go through all mandatory workflow steps before being transferred to another agency.
The Order field determines the step’s position in the dropdown box.
Only one workflow step is marked as the Initial Step.
eCRVs enter this step when accepted by a county.
Only one workflow step is marked as the Back Step.
eCRVs enter this step when transferred back to a county.
The eCRV User Group members represent the extensive eCRV user community and provide varied perspectives which inform eCRV priorities and strategic direction. Changes to the eCRV system and applications are made through a process involving the eCRV User Group and the Department of Revenue eCRV team.
We compile all suggestions for review and discussion. We encourage eCRV users to provide feedback about eCRV to their respective group members so it can be discussed and considered at an upcoming user group meeting.
For more information and a list of representatives, visit the eCRV Involvement page.