Appeals and Legal Services interprets the tax laws for the department, handles taxpayer appeals, ensures the department follows the law, and helps draft and change tax laws. Appeals staff members work to resolve disputes with taxpayers and help the Attorney General’s office with tax-related lawsuits.
This division manages the department’s buildings, including the Harold E. Stassen Building in St. Paul and other facilities across the state. Division jobs include maintenance and office space planning.
The department’s public voice, Communications maintains the department’s website, alerts the public to revenue news, and is the first point of contact for news media. The division designs and writes tax forms, instructions, and other publications. For media inquiries, call 651-556-6397. View newsroom.
This division investigates potential tax crimes and determines which cases should be referred to a prosecutor for criminal charges. If you suspect someone of a tax crime, call 651-297-5195 or 800-657-3500 (toll-free). View tax fraud information.
This division educates individual taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities and responds to taxpayer questions. Other duties include auditing tax returns and identifying taxpayers who have not filed their returns.
Dan Getschel, Director — 651-556-4871
Income Tax Assistance — 651-296-3781 or 800-652-9094 (toll-free)
This division oversees the administration of the state property tax system by Minnesota counties, educates local officials and citizens about the system, and provides training for property assessors and other officials.
This division collects taxes and fees for specific industries and activities. These include mining, cigarettes and tobacco, alcoholic beverages, gambling products, dry cleaning, hazardous and solid waste, gasoline and aviation fuel, insurance policy premiums, and health care providers (MinnesotaCare).
Tax Operations processes documents for the tax divisions, enters data from those documents into the department’s computer system, and checks the data for accuracy. The division issues and manages Minnesota tax ID numbers for businesses.