Minnesota 2010: Certain Customers Could Have Incorrect Marriage Credit
For certain customers, the Minnesota marriage credit may be incorrect because the federal self-employed, health-insurance deduction was not included in the calculation.
The issue was fixed on April 7, 2011.
How to tell if you are impacted
You are affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your Minnesota tax return prior to April 7, 2011, AND
- Your filing status was “married filing joint” AND
- Your Minnesota taxable income (Form M1, line 10) is $34,000 or more AND
- On your Minnesota Marriage Credit worksheet (Form M1, Line 18), the amount on line 4 (lesser of taxpayer’s or spouse’s total earned income, taxable pension and taxable Social Security) is $20,000 or more AND
- The taxpayer or spouse with the lesser income on Form M1, Line 18 worksheet, line 4, also had a self-employed, health-insurance deduction on the federal tax return (Form 1040, line 29).
If you are affected, you need to amend your Minnesota tax return.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you're calling about the Minnesota: Marriage Credit.
Let us do the work for you. We highly recommend this.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- Note: After we receive your completed authorization form, please allow up to 15 days to amend your return.
- You can print, sign and mail the corrected return to Minnesota.
Or you can make the corrections yourself. However, the amend process can be complex.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy to Minnesota.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the TurboTax email.