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Last Updated: 6/18/2018

Taxpayer Rights

If you have trouble resolving a tax issue with the Department of Revenue and have exhausted all other administrative remedies, the Taxpayer Rights Advocate may be able to help.

Fact Sheets

What are my rights as a taxpayer? (Taxpayer Rights)  

How to Contact the Taxpayer Rights Advocate

If you have exhausted all administrative options and still think you have a legitimate claim for relief, please contact the Taxpayer Rights Advocate office.  Contact information is located on the top right corner of this page.  A full list of contact information is available by clicking the "more" link.

History and Purpose

The Advocate's Office was established in 1990 as a place for taxpayers to receive an independent review of their tax situation while promoting and upholding the department's mission of fair and equitable application of the tax laws. Besides review of specific cases, we participate in the department’s policy committees, lobby for taxpayer issues and propose legislation. We also educate the public about the department’s policies, processes, procedures and Minnesota tax laws

The Taxpayer Rights Advocate Office reports directly to the Commissioner of Revenue, not to any taxing or collection divisions.  The Taxpayer Rights Advocate also participates in various department tax policy teams to proactively comment on prospective policies that affect taxpayers.