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    Subdivision 1. Extensions for service members. (a) The limitations of time provided by
this chapter, chapter 290 relating to income taxes, chapter 271 relating to the Tax Court for filing
returns, paying taxes, claiming refunds, commencing action thereon, appealing to the Tax Court
from orders relating to income taxes, and the filing of petitions under chapter 278 that would
otherwise be due prior to May 1 of the year in which the taxes are payable, and appealing to the
Supreme Court from decisions of the Tax Court relating to income taxes are extended, as provided
in section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) If a member of the National Guard or reserves is called to active duty in the armed forces,
the limitations of time provided by this chapter and chapters 290 and 290A relating to income
taxes and claims for property tax refunds are extended by the following period of time:
(1) in the case of an individual whose active service is in the United States, six months; or
(2) in the case of an individual whose active service includes service abroad, the period
of initial service plus six months.
Nothing in this paragraph reduces the time within which an act is required or permitted
under paragraph (a).
(c) If an individual entitled to the benefit of paragraph (a) files a return during the period
disregarded under paragraph (a), interest must be paid on an overpayment or refundable credit
from the due date of the return, notwithstanding section 289A.56, subdivision 2.
(d) The provisions of this subdivision apply to the spouse of an individual entitled to the
benefits of this subdivision with respect to a joint return filed by the spouses.
    Subd. 2. Interest and penalties. Interest on income tax must not be assessed or collected
from an individual, and interest must not be paid upon an income tax refund to any individual,
with respect to whom, and for the period during which, the limitations or time are extended as
provided in subdivision 1. A penalty will not be assessed or collected from an individual for
failure during that period to perform an act required by the laws described in subdivision 1.
    Subd. 3. Assessments; actions. The time limitations provided for the assessment of a
tax, penalty, or interest, are extended, with respect to those individuals and for the period
provided in subdivision 1 and for a further period of six months; and the time limitations for the
commencement of action to collect a tax, penalty, or interest from those individuals are extended
for a period ending six months after the expiration of the time for assessment as provided in
this section.
    Subd. 4. Applicability. Nothing in this section reduces the time within which an act is
required or permitted under this chapter.
    Subd. 5. Extension limitations. This section does not extend the time for performing any of
the acts set forth in this chapter beyond the expiration of three months after the appointment of
a personal representative or guardian, in this state, for any individual described in this section,
except as provided in subdivision 6.
    Subd. 6. Death while serving in armed forces. If an individual dies while in active service
as a member of the military or naval forces of the United States or of any of the United Nations,
an income tax imposed under chapter 290 will not be imposed for the taxable year in which the
individual dies. Income tax imposed for a prior taxable year that is unpaid at the date of death
(including additions to the tax, penalties) must not be assessed, and if assessed, the assessment
must be abated. In addition, upon the filing of a claim for refund within seven years from the date
the return was filed, the tax paid or collected with respect to any taxable year beginning after
December 31, 1949, during which the decedent was in active service must be refunded.
    Subd. 7. Death of civilian while outside United States. If an individual dies while a civilian
employee of the United States as a result of wounds or injuries incurred while the individual was
a civilian employee of the United States, and which were incurred outside the United States in
a terroristic or military action, a tax imposed by chapter 290 does not apply with respect to the
taxable year in which the death falls and with respect to any prior taxable years in the period
beginning with the last taxable year ending before the taxable year in which the wounds or injury
were incurred. Terroristic or military action has the meaning given it in section 692(c)(2) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
History: 1990 c 480 art 1 s 19; 1991 c 18 s 2; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; art 21 s 12; 1992 c 511
art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1996 c 471 art 4 s 2; 2005 c 151 art 6 s 6