Who Must File an Income Tax Return
If you are a full-year Minnesota resident, you must file a Minnesota income tax return if your income meets the state's minimum filing requirement. (See the table on this page.)
If you are age 65 or older, your income and lifestyle changes may affect your Minnesota income taxes. See Senior Citizens for more information.
If you are not required to file, you should file a Minnesota return to claim a refund if any of these apply:
- You had Minnesota income tax withheld from your pay
- You made estimated tax payments
- You qualify for a refundable credit, such as the Working Family Credit, Child and Dependent Care Credit, or K-12 Education Credit
Minimum Filing Requirement
You must file a Minnesota return if your gross income is at or above the amounts listed for your age and filing status in the table below. Gross income is all income before subtracting any deductions or expenses.
Note: Part-year residents and nonresidents must use the Under Age 65 and Single column.
|If you're Under Age 65||If You're Age 65 or Older|
|Year||Single||Married - both under age 65||Year||Single||Married - one age 65 or older||Married - both age 65 or older|