Minnesota 2012: Marriage Credit
Taxpayers, who file a Minnesota joint income tax return with two incomes, may pay more taxes than if they filed separate returns for the same income. To make up the difference, Minnesota offers a Marriage Credit.
Certain Minnesota customers, who qualified for this Marriage Credit, may have an incorrect 2012 Minnesota tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2012 Minnesota income tax return prior to March 12, 2013 AND
- The filing status on your Minnesota tax return was Married Filing Joint AND
- Each spouse has a total of wages, self-employment income, taxable pension, and taxable social security of at least $88,000 AND
- Your Minnesota return included Form M1MA (Marriage Credit) AND
- Line 9 on that form is $88,000 or more.
If you are affected, you may have overpaid your state tax. You will need to amend your Minnesota tax return.
To amend your return:
- Follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about: Minnesota 2012: Marriage Credit.