Penalties and Interest for Individuals


Filing and paying your taxes late costs you money. The Minnesota Department of Revenue may assess a penalty if you intentionally file a false or fraudulent return to claim a refundable credit. The penalty is equal to 50% of the fraudulently claimed refund plus 50% of any understated tax. 

Note: You may ask us to cancel or reduce penalties, additional tax charges, and interest for late filing or payment if you have a reasonable cause or are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For details, see Penalty Abatement for Individuals.

You should pay your tax by the due date unless you are financially unable to make the payment.


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