Minnesota 2012: Political Designation Misapplied
Minnesota taxpayers are allowed to make $5 contributions to the State Election Campaign Fund and designate the political party of their choice on their Minnesota tax return.
TurboTax has fixed a programming error that caused the taxpayer’s political designation to be communicated incorrectly to the Minnesota State Department of Revenue. The error occurred on the 2012 MN Revenue income tax return (M1) and the 2012 MN property tax refund (M1PR.)
This impacts returns submitted electronically or by paper before March 1, 2013 where a taxpayer indicated they want to designate $5 from the general state fund to a political party of their choice.
TurboTax is working to ensure that the election is correctly applied to the political party selected on the Minnesota tax return. There is no additional action you need to take.
Note: This error does not impact the accuracy of the Minnesota tax return or the amount of the refund to be received or balance due.
This issue was fixed on February 28, 2013.