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CHAPTER 290. INCOME AND FRANCHISE TAXES

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SectionHeadnote
290.001APPLICATION OF LAWS 2005, CHAPTER 56, TERMINOLOGY CHANGES.
290.01DEFINITIONS.
290.011Repealed, 1984 c 514 art 2 s 36
290.012Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59
290.013Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.014JURISDICTION TO TAX IN GENERAL.
290.015MINIMUM CONTACTS REQUIRED FOR JURISDICTION TO TAX TRADE OR BUSINESS.
290.02FRANCHISE TAX ON CORPORATIONS MEASURED BY NET INCOME.
290.03INCOME TAX; IMPOSITION, CLASSES OF TAXPAYERS.
290.031Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1
290.032LUMP SUM DISTRIBUTION TAX.
290.04LIABILITY FOR TAX.
290.05EXEMPT INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, ESTATES, TRUSTS.
290.06RATES OF TAX; CREDITS.
290.0601Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0602Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0603Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0604Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0605Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0606Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0607Repealed, 1973 c 650 art 16 s 4
290.0608Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0609Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.061MS 1953 Repealed, Ex1957 c 1 art 1 s 2290.061 MS 1976 Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0611Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0612Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0613Repealed, Ex1971 c 31 art 8 s 8
290.0614Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0615Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0616Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.0617Repealed, 1973 c 650 art 16 s 4
290.0618Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.062Expired
290.063Expired
290.064Expired
290.065Repealed, 1969 c 399 s 51
290.066Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.067DEPENDENT CARE CREDIT.
290.0671MINNESOTA WORKING FAMILY CREDIT.
290.0672LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE CREDIT.
290.0673Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30
290.0674MINNESOTA EDUCATION CREDIT.
290.0675MARRIAGE PENALTY CREDIT.
290.0676Renumbered 270C.131
290.0677290.0677 MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT.
290.0679ASSIGNMENT OF REFUND.
290.068CREDIT FOR INCREASING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
290.069
290.0691Repealed, 1992 c 511 art 9 s 7
290.07NET INCOME; COMPUTATION, ACCOUNTING PERIOD.
290.071Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.072Repealed, 1975 c 349 s 31
290.073Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.074Repealed, 1947 c 635 s 21
290.075Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.076Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119
290.077
290.078Repealed, 1965 c 677 s 2
290.0781Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72
290.079Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.08Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.0801Repealed, 1975 c 349 s 31
290.0802SUBTRACTION FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED.
290.081INCOME OF NONRESIDENTS, RECIPROCITY.
290.082Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 9 s 43
290.085Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.086Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.087Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.088Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.089Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.09Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.091ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX ON PREFERENCE ITEMS.
290.092Repealed, 1996 c 471 art 9 s 16
290.0921CORPORATE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX AFTER 1989.
290.0922MINIMUM FEE; CORPORATIONS; PARTNERSHIPS.
290.093TAX COMPUTATION FOR MUTUAL SAVINGS BANKS CONDUCTING LIFE INSURANCE BUSINESS.
290.095OPERATING LOSS DEDUCTION.
290.10NONDEDUCTIBLE ITEMS.
290.101Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59
290.11Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.12Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.13Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.131Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.132Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.133Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.134Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.135Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.136Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.137Repealed, 1981 c 60 s 29
290.138Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.139Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.14Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11
290.15Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.16Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.165Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.17GROSS INCOME, ALLOCATION TO STATE.
290.171ENACTMENT OF MULTISTATE TAX COMPACT.
290.172COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.
290.173MULTISTATE COMPACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
290.174INTERSTATE AUDITS.
290.175Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.18Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.19Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.191APPORTIONMENT OF NET INCOME.
290.20NET INCOME; ALLOCATION TO STATE.
290.21DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED TO CORPORATIONS.
290.22ESTATES AND TRUSTS, IMPOSITION OF TAX.
290.23Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66
290.24Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119
290.25Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66
290.26EXEMPTION FOR INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.
290.27Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119
290.28Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119
290.281COMMON TRUST FUND.
290.29Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.30FIDUCIARIES, DUTY TO PAY TAX.
290.31PARTNERSHIPS; INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY OF PARTNERS.
290.311PARTNERSHIP GROSS INCOME.
290.32TAXES FOR PART OF YEAR, COMPUTATION.
290.33TAXABLE YEAR EXTENDING INTO CALENDAR YEARS AFFECTED BY DIFFERENT LAWS.
290.34CORPORATIONS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
290.35Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30
290.36INVESTMENT COMPANIES; REPORT OF NET INCOME; COMPUTATION OF AMOUNT OF INCOME ALLOCABLE TO STATE.
290.361Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127
290.362Renumbered 290.085
290.363Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.37Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.371NOTICE OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES REPORT.
290.38Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.39Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.391Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.40Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.41Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.42Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.43Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.431NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.
290.432CORPORATE NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.
290.44Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.45Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.46Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.47Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.48LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH; PRESUMPTION OF JEOPARDY.
290.49Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.491TAX ON GAIN; DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY.
290.50Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.501Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44
290.51Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 2 s 49
290.52Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 2 s 18
290.521Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.522Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.523Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.53
290.531Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 14 s 25
290.54Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.56Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.57Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.58Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.59Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.60Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119
290.61Repealed, 1989 c 184 art 1 s 20
290.611Renumbered 270B.131
290.612Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 10 s 12
290.62DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES.
290.621Temporary
290.623Repealed, 1947 c 633 s 22
290.65Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.66Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.67Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73
290.68Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.69Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.91Renumbered 270C.20
290.92TAX WITHHELD AT SOURCE UPON WAGES; OTHER PAYMENTS.
290.9201TAX ON NONRESIDENT ENTERTAINERS.
290.921Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1
290.922Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1
290.923TAX WITHHELD ON ROYALTIES UPON ORE.
290.93Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.931Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.932Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.933Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.934Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.935Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.936Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.94Expired
290.95Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.96Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46
290.97Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117
290.9705SURETY DEPOSITS REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
290.971
290.972
290.9725S CORPORATION.
290.9726CORPORATION TAXABLE INCOME TAXED TO SHAREHOLDERS.
290.9727TAX ON CERTAIN BUILT-IN GAINS.
290.9728TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS.
290.9729TAX ON PASSIVE INVESTMENT INCOME.
290.973Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72
290.974Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45
290.9741ELECTION BY REMIC.
290.9742REMIC INCOME TAXABLE TO HOLDERS OF INTERESTS.
290.9743ELECTION BY FASIT.
290.9744FASIT INCOME TAXABLE TO HOLDERS OF INTERESTS.
290.975Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4
290.981Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.982Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.983Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.984Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.985Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.986Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.987Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.988Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.989Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.99Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.991Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.992Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20
290.001 APPLICATION OF LAWS 2005, CHAPTER 56, TERMINOLOGY CHANGES.
State agencies shall use the terminology changes specified in Laws 2005, chapter 56, section
1, when printed material and signage are replaced and new printed material and signage are
obtained. State agencies do not have to replace existing printed material and signage to comply
with Laws 2005, chapter 56, sections 1 and 2. Language changes made according to Laws 2005,
chapter 56, sections 1 and 2, shall not expand or exclude eligibility to services.
History: 2005 c 56 s 3
290.01 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Words, terms, and phrases. Unless the language or context clearly indicates
that a different meaning is intended, the following words, terms, and phrases, for the purposes of
this chapter, shall be given the meanings subjoined to them.
    Subd. 1a. Uniform Probate Code. The definitions set forth in section 524.1-201, wherever
appropriate to the administration of the provisions of this chapter, are incorporated by reference
herein.
    Subd. 2. Person. The term "person" includes individuals, fiduciaries, estates, trusts, and
partnerships and may, where the context requires, include corporations as herein defined.
    Subd. 3. Partnership; partner. The terms "partnership" and "partner" have the meanings
given in section 7701(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 3a. Trust. The term "trust" has the meaning provided under the Internal Revenue
Code, and also means designated settlement fund as defined in and taxed federally under section
468B of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 3b. Limited liability company. For purposes of this chapter and chapter 289A, a
limited liability company that is formed under either the laws of this state or under similar laws of
another state, will be treated as an entity similar to its treatment for federal income tax purposes.
    Subd. 4. Corporation. The term "corporation" shall include every entity which is a
corporation under section 7701(a)(3) or is treated as a corporation under section 851(g) or
7704 of the Internal Revenue Code and financial institutions. A corporation's franchise is its
authorization to exist and conduct business, whether created by legislation, by executive order, by
a governmental agency, by contract or other private action, or by some combination thereof. Every
corporation is deemed to have a corporate franchise. An entity described in section 646(b) of the
Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, as amended by section 1006(k) of the Technical and
Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, Public Law 100-647, shall be classified in the same manner
for purposes of this chapter as it is for federal income tax purposes.
    Subd. 4a. Financial institution. (a) "Financial institution" means:
(1) a holding company;
(2) any regulated financial corporation; or
(3) any other corporation organized under the laws of the United States or organized under
the laws of this state or any other state or country that is carrying on the business of a financial
institution.
(b) "Holding company" means any corporation registered under the Federal Bank Holding
Company Act of 1956, as amended, or registered as a savings and loan holding company under
the Federal National Housing Act, as amended, or a federal savings bank holding company.
(c) "Regulated financial corporation" means an institution, the deposits or accounts of
which are insured under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act or by the Federal Savings and Loan
Insurance Corporation, any institution which is a member of a Federal Home Loan Bank, any
other bank or thrift institution incorporated or organized under the laws of any state or any foreign
country which is engaged in the business of receiving deposits, any corporation organized under
the provisions of United States Code, title 12, sections 611 to 631 (Edge Act Corporations), and
any agency of a foreign depository as defined in United States Code, title 12, section 3101.
(d) "Business of a financial institution" means:
(1) the business that any corporation organized under the authority of the United States or
organized under the laws of this state or any other state or country does or has authority to do
which is substantially similar to the business which a corporation may be created to do under
chapters 46 to 55 or any business which a corporation is authorized to do by those laws; or
(2) the business that any corporation organized under the authority of the United States
or organized under the laws of this state or any other state or country does or has authority to
do if the corporation derives more than 50 percent of its gross income from lending activities
(including discounting obligations) in substantial competition with the businesses described in
clause (1). For purposes of this clause, the computation of the gross income of a corporation does
not include income from nonrecurring, extraordinary items.
    Subd. 4b. Mutual property and casualty insurance company. "Mutual property and
casualty insurance company" includes a property and casualty insurance company that was
converted to a stock company after December 31, 1987, and before January 1, 1994, if the
company was controlled on the date of conversion by a mutual life insurance company and so
long as the company continues to be controlled by a mutual life insurance company.
    Subd. 4c. Mutual insurance holding companies. A "mutual insurance holding company" is
not an insurance company for purposes of this chapter.
    Subd. 5. Domestic corporation. The term "domestic" when applied to a corporation means a
corporation:
(1) created or organized in the United States, or under the laws of the United States or of
any state, the District of Columbia, or any political subdivision of any of the foregoing but not
including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any possession of the United States;
(2) which qualifies as a DISC, as defined in section 992(a) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
(3) which qualifies as a FSC, as defined in section 922 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 5a. Foreign corporation. The term "foreign," when applied to a corporation, means a
corporation other than a domestic corporation.
    Subd. 5b. Insurance company. The terms "insurance company," "life insurance company,"
and "insurance company other than life," have the meanings given in the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 6. Taxpayer. The term "taxpayer" means any person or corporation subject to a tax
imposed by this chapter. For purposes of section 290.06, subdivision 23, the term "taxpayer"
means an individual eligible to vote in Minnesota under section 201.014.
    Subd. 6a.[Repealed, 1989 c 28 s 26]
    Subd. 6b. Foreign operating corporation. The term "foreign operating corporation," when
applied to a corporation, means a domestic corporation with the following characteristics:
(1) it is part of a unitary business at least one member of which is taxable in this state;
(2) it is not a foreign sales corporation under section 922 of the Internal Revenue Code, as
amended through December 31, 1999, for the taxable year;
(3)(i) the average of the percentages of its property and payrolls, including the pro rata share
of its unitary partnerships' property and payrolls, assigned to locations outside the United States,
where the United States includes the District of Columbia and excludes the commonwealth of
Puerto Rico and possessions of the United States, as determined under section 290.191 or 290.20,
is 80 percent or more; or (ii) it has in effect a valid election under section 936 of the Internal
Revenue Code; and
(4) it has $1,000,000 of payroll and $2,000,000 of property, as determined under section
290.191 or 290.20, that are located outside the United States. If the domestic corporation does
not have payroll as determined under section 290.191 or 290.20, but it or its partnerships have
paid $1,000,000 for work, performed directly for the domestic corporation or the partnerships,
outside the United States, then paragraph (3)(i) shall not require payrolls to be included in the
average calculation.
    Subd. 7. Resident. (a) The term "resident" means any individual domiciled in Minnesota,
except that an individual is not a "resident" for the period of time that the individual is a "qualified
individual" as defined in section 911(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, if the qualified individual
notifies the county within three months of moving out of the country that homestead status be
revoked for the Minnesota residence of the qualified individual, and the property is not classified
as a homestead while the individual remains a qualified individual.
(b) "Resident" also means any individual domiciled outside the state who maintains a place
of abode in the state and spends in the aggregate more than one-half of the tax year in Minnesota,
unless:
(1) the individual or the spouse of the individual is in the armed forces of the United States; or
(2) the individual is covered under the reciprocity provisions in section 290.081.
For purposes of this subdivision, presence within the state for any part of a calendar day
constitutes a day spent in the state. Individuals shall keep adequate records to substantiate the
days spent outside the state.
The term "abode" means a dwelling maintained by an individual, whether or not owned by
the individual and whether or not occupied by the individual, and includes a dwelling place
owned or leased by the individual's spouse.
(c) Neither the commissioner nor any court shall consider charitable contributions made by
an individual within or without the state in determining if the individual is domiciled in Minnesota.
    Subd. 7a. Resident estate. Resident estate means the estate of a deceased person where (a)
the decedent was domiciled in Minnesota at the date of death, or (b) the personal representative or
fiduciary was appointed by a Minnesota court in a proceeding other than an ancillary proceeding,
or (c) the administration of the estate is carried on in Minnesota in a proceeding other than an
ancillary proceeding.
    Subd. 7b. Resident trust. (a) Resident trust means a trust, except a grantor type trust, which
either (1) was created by a will of a decedent who at death was domiciled in this state or (2) is an
irrevocable trust, the grantor of which was domiciled in this state at the time the trust became
irrevocable. For the purpose of this subdivision, a trust is considered irrevocable to the extent the
grantor is not treated as the owner thereof under sections 671 to 678 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The term "grantor type trust" means a trust where the income or gains of the trust are taxable to the
grantor or others treated as substantial owners under sections 671 to 678 of the Internal Revenue
Code. This paragraph applies to trusts, except grantor type trusts, that became irrevocable after
December 31, 1995, or are first administered in Minnesota after December 31, 1995.
(b) This paragraph applies to trusts, except grantor type trusts, that are not governed under
paragraph (a). A trust, except a grantor type trust, is a resident trust only if two or more of the
following conditions are satisfied:
(i) a majority of the discretionary decisions of the trustees relative to the investment of
trust assets are made in Minnesota;
(ii) a majority of the discretionary decisions of the trustees relative to the distributions of
trust income and principal are made in Minnesota;
(iii) the official books and records of the trust, consisting of the original minutes of trustee
meetings and the original trust instruments, are located in Minnesota.
(c) For purposes of paragraph (b), if the trustees delegate decisions and actions to an agent or
custodian, the actions and decisions of the agent or custodian must not be taken into account in
determining whether the trust is administered in Minnesota, if:
(i) the delegation was permitted under the trust agreement;
(ii) the trustees retain the power to revoke the delegation on reasonable notice; and
(iii) the trustees monitor and evaluate the performance of the agent or custodian on a regular
basis as is reasonably determined by the trustees.
    Subd. 8. Fiduciary. The term "fiduciary" means a guardian, trustee, receiver, conservator,
personal representative, or any person acting in any fiduciary capacity for any person or
corporation.
    Subd. 8a. Personal representative. The term "personal representative" includes executor,
administrator, successor personal representative, special administrator, and persons who perform
substantially the same function under the law governing their status.
    Subd. 9. Taxable year. The term "taxable year" means the period for which the taxes levied
by this chapter are imposed. It shall be a calendar year, a fiscal year, or, in cases where returns for
a fractional part of a year are permitted or required, the period for which such return is made.
    Subd. 10. Fiscal year. The term "fiscal year" means an accounting period of 12 months
ending on the last day of any month other than December. In the case of any taxpayer who has
made the election provided by section 289A.08, subdivision 5, the term means the annual period
(varying from 52 to 53 weeks) so elected.
    Subd. 11. Paid or incurred, paid or accrued, received, or received or accrued. The terms
"paid or incurred" and "paid or accrued" shall be construed according to the method of accounting
upon the basis of which net income is computed for the purposes of the taxes imposed by this
chapter; and the terms "received" and "received or accrued" shall be similarly construed.
    Subd. 12. Stock or share. The term "stock" or "share" means the interest of a member in
a corporation however evidenced.
    Subd. 13. Stockholder or shareholder. The term "stockholder" or "shareholder" means the
owner of any such "stock" or "share."
    Subd. 14. State or this state. The term "state" or "this state" means the state of Minnesota.
    Subd. 15. Includes. The term "includes" and its derivatives, when used in a definition
contained in this chapter, shall not exclude other things otherwise within the meaning of the
term defined.
    Subd. 16. Commissioner. The term "commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue
of the state of Minnesota.
    Subd. 17. Property. The term "property" includes every form of property, real, personal, or
mixed, tangible or intangible, and every interest therein, legal or equitable, irrespective of how
created or arising. Property pledged or mortgaged shall be treated as owned by the pledgor or
mortgagor.
    Subd. 18. Duty on estate or trust. When, in this chapter, the estate of a decedent or a trust is
referred to as a taxable person, or a duty is imposed on such estate or trust, the reference may be
construed as meaning the fiduciary in charge of the property of such estate or trust, and the duty
shall be treated as imposed on such fiduciary.
    Subd. 19. Net income. The term "net income" means the federal taxable income, as defined
in section 63 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through the date named in
this subdivision, incorporating the federal effective dates of changes to the Internal Revenue
Code and any elections made by the taxpayer in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code in
determining federal taxable income for federal income tax purposes, and with the modifications
provided in subdivisions 19a to 19f.
In the case of a regulated investment company or a fund thereof, as defined in section 851(a)
or 851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, federal taxable income means investment company
taxable income as defined in section 852(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that:
(1) the exclusion of net capital gain provided in section 852(b)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue
Code does not apply;
(2) the deduction for dividends paid under section 852(b)(2)(D) of the Internal Revenue
Code must be applied by allowing a deduction for capital gain dividends and exempt-interest
dividends as defined in sections 852(b)(3)(C) and 852(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code; and
(3) the deduction for dividends paid must also be applied in the amount of any undistributed
capital gains which the regulated investment company elects to have treated as provided in section
852(b)(3)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The net income of a real estate investment trust as defined and limited by section 856(a),
(b), and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code means the real estate investment trust taxable income
as defined in section 857(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The net income of a designated settlement fund as defined in section 468B(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code means the gross income as defined in section 468B(b) of the Internal Revenue
Code.
The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through May 18, 2006, shall be in effect for
taxable years beginning after December 31, 1996, and before January 1, 2006, and for taxable
years beginning after December 31, 2006. The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended
through December 31, 2006, is in effect for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005,
and before January 1, 2007.
Except as otherwise provided, references to the Internal Revenue Code in subdivisions 19 to
19f mean the code in effect for purposes of determining net income for the applicable year.
    Subd. 19a. Additions to federal taxable income. For individuals, estates, and trusts, there
shall be added to federal taxable income:
(1)(i) interest income on obligations of any state other than Minnesota or a political or
governmental subdivision, municipality, or governmental agency or instrumentality of any state
other than Minnesota exempt from federal income taxes under the Internal Revenue Code or
any other federal statute; and
(ii) exempt-interest dividends as defined in section 852(b)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code,
except the portion of the exempt-interest dividends derived from interest income on obligations of
the state of Minnesota or its political or governmental subdivisions, municipalities, governmental
agencies or instrumentalities, but only if the portion of the exempt-interest dividends from such
Minnesota sources paid to all shareholders represents 95 percent or more of the exempt-interest
dividends that are paid by the regulated investment company as defined in section 851(a) of the
Internal Revenue Code, or the fund of the regulated investment company as defined in section
851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, making the payment; and
(iii) for the purposes of items (i) and (ii), interest on obligations of an Indian tribal
government described in section 7871(c) of the Internal Revenue Code shall be treated as interest
income on obligations of the state in which the tribe is located;
(2) the amount of income or sales and use taxes paid or accrued within the taxable year under
this chapter and the amount of taxes based on net income paid or sales and use taxes paid to
any other state or to any province or territory of Canada, to the extent allowed as a deduction
under section 63(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, but the addition may not be more than the
amount by which the itemized deductions as allowed under section 63(d) of the Internal Revenue
Code exceeds the amount of the standard deduction as defined in section 63(c) of the Internal
Revenue Code. For the purpose of this paragraph, the disallowance of itemized deductions under
section 68 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, income or sales and use tax is the last itemized
deduction disallowed;
(3) the capital gain amount of a lump sum distribution to which the special tax under section
1122(h)(3)(B)(ii) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, applies;
(4) the amount of income taxes paid or accrued within the taxable year under this chapter and
taxes based on net income paid to any other state or any province or territory of Canada, to the
extent allowed as a deduction in determining federal adjusted gross income. For the purpose of
this paragraph, income taxes do not include the taxes imposed by sections 290.0922, subdivision
1
, paragraph (b), 290.9727, 290.9728, and 290.9729;
(5) the amount of expense, interest, or taxes disallowed pursuant to section 290.10 other
than expenses or interest used in computing net interest income for the subtraction allowed
under subdivision 19b, clause (1);
(6) the amount of a partner's pro rata share of net income which does not flow through to the
partner because the partnership elected to pay the tax on the income under section 6242(a)(2) of
the Internal Revenue Code;
(7) 80 percent of the depreciation deduction allowed under section 168(k) of the Internal
Revenue Code. For purposes of this clause, if the taxpayer has an activity that in the taxable year
generates a deduction for depreciation under section 168(k) and the activity generates a loss for
the taxable year that the taxpayer is not allowed to claim for the taxable year, "the depreciation
allowed under section 168(k)" for the taxable year is limited to excess of the depreciation claimed
by the activity under section 168(k) over the amount of the loss from the activity that is not
allowed in the taxable year. In succeeding taxable years when the losses not allowed in the taxable
year are allowed, the depreciation under section 168(k) is allowed;
(8) 80 percent of the amount by which the deduction allowed by section 179 of the Internal
Revenue Code exceeds the deduction allowable by section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended through December 31, 2003;
(9) to the extent deducted in computing federal taxable income, the amount of the deduction
allowable under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
(10) the exclusion allowed under section 139A of the Internal Revenue Code for federal
subsidies for prescription drug plans.
    Subd. 19b. Subtractions from federal taxable income. For individuals, estates, and trusts,
there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income:
    (1) net interest income on obligations of any authority, commission, or instrumentality of
the United States to the extent includable in taxable income for federal income tax purposes but
exempt from state income tax under the laws of the United States;
    (2) if included in federal taxable income, the amount of any overpayment of income tax to
Minnesota or to any other state, for any previous taxable year, whether the amount is received as a
refund or as a credit to another taxable year's income tax liability;
    (3) the amount paid to others, less the amount used to claim the credit allowed under section
290.0674, not to exceed $1,625 for each qualifying child in grades kindergarten to 6 and $2,500
for each qualifying child in grades 7 to 12, for tuition, textbooks, and transportation of each
qualifying child in attending an elementary or secondary school situated in Minnesota, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, wherein a resident of this state may legally fulfill the
state's compulsory attendance laws, which is not operated for profit, and which adheres to the
provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and chapter 363A. For the purposes of this clause,
"tuition" includes fees or tuition as defined in section 290.0674, subdivision 1, clause (1). As
used in this clause, "textbooks" includes books and other instructional materials and equipment
purchased or leased for use in elementary and secondary schools in teaching only those subjects
legally and commonly taught in public elementary and secondary schools in this state. Equipment
expenses qualifying for deduction includes expenses as defined and limited in section 290.0674,
subdivision 1
, clause (3). "Textbooks" does not include instructional books and materials used
in the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the purpose of which is to instill such
tenets, doctrines, or worship, nor does it include books or materials for, or transportation to,
extracurricular activities including sporting events, musical or dramatic events, speech activities,
driver's education, or similar programs. For purposes of the subtraction provided by this clause,
"qualifying child" has the meaning given in section 32(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
    (4) income as provided under section 290.0802;
    (5) to the extent included in federal adjusted gross income, income realized on disposition of
property exempt from tax under section 290.491;
    (6) to the extent not deducted or not deductible pursuant to section 408(d)(8)(E) of the
Internal Revenue Code in determining federal taxable income by an individual who does not
itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes for the taxable year, an amount equal to 50
percent of the excess of charitable contributions over $500 allowable as a deduction for the
taxable year under section 170(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and under the provisions of
Public Law 109-1;
    (7) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, the amount of the federal small
ethanol producer credit allowed under section 40(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code which is
included in gross income under section 87 of the Internal Revenue Code;
    (8) for individuals who are allowed a federal foreign tax credit for taxes that do not qualify
for a credit under section 290.06, subdivision 22, an amount equal to the carryover of subnational
foreign taxes for the taxable year, but not to exceed the total subnational foreign taxes reported in
claiming the foreign tax credit. For purposes of this clause, "federal foreign tax credit" means
the credit allowed under section 27 of the Internal Revenue Code, and "carryover of subnational
foreign taxes" equals the carryover allowed under section 904(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
minus national level foreign taxes to the extent they exceed the federal foreign tax credit;
    (9) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an addition is
required under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or 19c, clause (15), in the case of a shareholder of a
corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth of the delayed depreciation.
For purposes of this clause, "delayed depreciation" means the amount of the addition made
by the taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (7), or subdivision 19c, clause (15), in the case
of a shareholder of an S corporation, minus the positive value of any net operating loss under
section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code generated for the tax year of the addition. The resulting
delayed depreciation cannot be less than zero;
    (10) job opportunity building zone income as provided under section 469.316;
    (11) the amount of compensation paid to members of the Minnesota National Guard or other
reserve components of the United States military for active service performed in Minnesota,
excluding compensation for services performed under the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program.
For purposes of this clause, "active service" means (i) state active service as defined in section
190.05, subdivision 5a, clause (1); (ii) federally funded state active service as defined in section
190.05, subdivision 5b; or (iii) federal active service as defined in section 190.05, subdivision
5c
, but "active service" excludes services performed exclusively for purposes of basic combat
training, advanced individual training, annual training, and periodic inactive duty training; special
training periodically made available to reserve members; and service performed in accordance
with section 190.08, subdivision 3;
    (12) the amount of compensation paid to Minnesota residents who are members of the armed
forces of the United States or United Nations for active duty performed outside Minnesota;
    (13) an amount, not to exceed $10,000, equal to qualified expenses related to a qualified
donor's donation, while living, of one or more of the qualified donor's organs to another person
for human organ transplantation. For purposes of this clause, "organ" means all or part of an
individual's liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine, lung, or bone marrow; "human organ transplantation"
means the medical procedure by which transfer of a human organ is made from the body of one
person to the body of another person; "qualified expenses" means unreimbursed expenses for both
the individual and the qualified donor for (i) travel, (ii) lodging, and (iii) lost wages net of sick
pay, except that such expenses may be subtracted under this clause only once; and "qualified
donor" means the individual or the individual's dependent, as defined in section 152 of the Internal
Revenue Code. An individual may claim the subtraction in this clause for each instance of organ
donation for transplantation during the taxable year in which the qualified expenses occur;
    (14) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an addition is
required under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the case of a shareholder of a
corporation that is an S corporation, an amount equal to one-fifth of the addition made by the
taxpayer under subdivision 19a, clause (8), or 19c, clause (16), in the case of a shareholder of
a corporation that is an S corporation, minus the positive value of any net operating loss under
section 172 of the Internal Revenue Code generated for the tax year of the addition. If the net
operating loss exceeds the addition for the tax year, a subtraction is not allowed under this clause;
    (15) to the extent included in federal taxable income, compensation paid to a nonresident
who is a service member as defined in United States Code, title 10, section 101(a)(5), for military
service as defined in the Service Member Civil Relief Act, Public Law 108-189, section 101(2);
and
    (16) international economic development zone income as provided under section 469.325.
    Subd. 19c. Corporations; additions to federal taxable income. For corporations, there
shall be added to federal taxable income:
(1) the amount of any deduction taken for federal income tax purposes for income, excise, or
franchise taxes based on net income or related minimum taxes, including but not limited to the tax
imposed under section 290.0922, paid by the corporation to Minnesota, another state, a political
subdivision of another state, the District of Columbia, or any foreign country or possession
of the United States;
(2) interest not subject to federal tax upon obligations of: the United States, its possessions,
its agencies, or its instrumentalities; the state of Minnesota or any other state, any of its political
or governmental subdivisions, any of its municipalities, or any of its governmental agencies or
instrumentalities; the District of Columbia; or Indian tribal governments;
(3) exempt-interest dividends received as defined in section 852(b)(5) of the Internal
Revenue Code;
(4) the amount of any net operating loss deduction taken for federal income tax purposes
under section 172 or 832(c)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code or operations loss deduction under
section 810 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(5) the amount of any special deductions taken for federal income tax purposes under
sections 241 to 247 and 965 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(6) losses from the business of mining, as defined in section 290.05, subdivision 1, clause
(a), that are not subject to Minnesota income tax;
(7) the amount of any capital losses deducted for federal income tax purposes under sections
1211 and 1212 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(8) the exempt foreign trade income of a foreign sales corporation under sections 921(a) and
291 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(9) the amount of percentage depletion deducted under sections 611 through 614 and 291 of
the Internal Revenue Code;
(10) for certified pollution control facilities placed in service in a taxable year beginning
before December 31, 1986, and for which amortization deductions were elected under section 169
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended through December 31, 1985, the amount of the
amortization deduction allowed in computing federal taxable income for those facilities;
(11) the amount of any deemed dividend from a foreign operating corporation determined
pursuant to section 290.17, subdivision 4, paragraph (g);
(12) the amount of a partner's pro rata share of net income which does not flow through to
the partner because the partnership elected to pay the tax on the income under section 6242(a)(2)
of the Internal Revenue Code;
(13) the amount of net income excluded under section 114 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(14) any increase in subpart F income, as defined in section 952(a) of the Internal Revenue
Code, for the taxable year when subpart F income is calculated without regard to the provisions of
section 103 of Public Law 109-222;
(15) 80 percent of the depreciation deduction allowed under section 168(k)(1)(A) and
(k)(4)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. For purposes of this clause, if the taxpayer has an activity
that in the taxable year generates a deduction for depreciation under section 168(k)(1)(A) and
(k)(4)(A) and the activity generates a loss for the taxable year that the taxpayer is not allowed to
claim for the taxable year, "the depreciation allowed under section 168(k)(1)(A) and (k)(4)(A)"
for the taxable year is limited to excess of the depreciation claimed by the activity under section
168(k)(1)(A) and (k)(4)(A) over the amount of the loss from the activity that is not allowed in
the taxable year. In succeeding taxable years when the losses not allowed in the taxable year are
allowed, the depreciation under section 168(k)(1)(A) and (k)(4)(A) is allowed;
(16) 80 percent of the amount by which the deduction allowed by section 179 of the Internal
Revenue Code exceeds the deduction allowable by section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended through December 31, 2003;
(17) to the extent deducted in computing federal taxable income, the amount of the deduction
allowable under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
(18) the exclusion allowed under section 139A of the Internal Revenue Code for federal
subsidies for prescription drug plans.
    Subd. 19d. Corporations; modifications decreasing federal taxable income. For
corporations, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income after the increases provided in
subdivision 19c:
(1) the amount of foreign dividend gross-up added to gross income for federal income tax
purposes under section 78 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) the amount of salary expense not allowed for federal income tax purposes due to claiming
the federal jobs credit under section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(3) any dividend (not including any distribution in liquidation) paid within the taxable year
by a national or state bank to the United States, or to any instrumentality of the United States
exempt from federal income taxes, on the preferred stock of the bank owned by the United
States or the instrumentality;
(4) amounts disallowed for intangible drilling costs due to differences between this chapter
and the Internal Revenue Code in taxable years beginning before January 1, 1987, as follows:
(i) to the extent the disallowed costs are represented by physical property, an amount equal to
the allowance for depreciation under Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 7,
subject to the modifications contained in subdivision 19e; and
(ii) to the extent the disallowed costs are not represented by physical property, an amount
equal to the allowance for cost depletion under Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09,
subdivision 8
;
(5) the deduction for capital losses pursuant to sections 1211 and 1212 of the Internal
Revenue Code, except that:
(i) for capital losses incurred in taxable years beginning after December 31, 1986, capital
loss carrybacks shall not be allowed;
(ii) for capital losses incurred in taxable years beginning after December 31, 1986, a capital
loss carryover to each of the 15 taxable years succeeding the loss year shall be allowed;
(iii) for capital losses incurred in taxable years beginning before January 1, 1987, a capital
loss carryback to each of the three taxable years preceding the loss year, subject to the provisions
of Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.16, shall be allowed; and
(iv) for capital losses incurred in taxable years beginning before January 1, 1987, a capital
loss carryover to each of the five taxable years succeeding the loss year to the extent such loss was
not used in a prior taxable year and subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1986, section
290.16, shall be allowed;
(6) an amount for interest and expenses relating to income not taxable for federal income tax
purposes, if (i) the income is taxable under this chapter and (ii) the interest and expenses were
disallowed as deductions under the provisions of section 171(a)(2), 265 or 291 of the Internal
Revenue Code in computing federal taxable income;
(7) in the case of mines, oil and gas wells, other natural deposits, and timber for which
percentage depletion was disallowed pursuant to subdivision 19c, clause (11), a reasonable
allowance for depletion based on actual cost. In the case of leases the deduction must
be apportioned between the lessor and lessee in accordance with rules prescribed by the
commissioner. In the case of property held in trust, the allowable deduction must be apportioned
between the income beneficiaries and the trustee in accordance with the pertinent provisions of
the trust, or if there is no provision in the instrument, on the basis of the trust's income allocable to
each;
(8) for certified pollution control facilities placed in service in a taxable year beginning
before December 31, 1986, and for which amortization deductions were elected under section 169
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended through December 31, 1985, an amount equal
to the allowance for depreciation under Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 7;
(9) amounts included in federal taxable income that are due to refunds of income, excise,
or franchise taxes based on net income or related minimum taxes paid by the corporation to
Minnesota, another state, a political subdivision of another state, the District of Columbia, or a
foreign country or possession of the United States to the extent that the taxes were added to
federal taxable income under section 290.01, subdivision 19c, clause (1), in a prior taxable year;
(10) 80 percent of royalties, fees, or other like income accrued or received from a foreign
operating corporation or a foreign corporation which is part of the same unitary business as
the receiving corporation;
(11) income or gains from the business of mining as defined in section 290.05, subdivision
1
, clause (a), that are not subject to Minnesota franchise tax;
(12) the amount of disability access expenditures in the taxable year which are not allowed to
be deducted or capitalized under section 44(d)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(13) the amount of qualified research expenses not allowed for federal income tax purposes
under section 280C(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, but only to the extent that the amount
exceeds the amount of the credit allowed under section 290.068;
(14) the amount of salary expenses not allowed for federal income tax purposes due to
claiming the Indian employment credit under section 45A(a) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(15) the amount of any refund of environmental taxes paid under section 59A of the Internal
Revenue Code;
(16) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, the amount of the federal small
ethanol producer credit allowed under section 40(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code which is
included in gross income under section 87 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(17) for a corporation whose foreign sales corporation, as defined in section 922 of the
Internal Revenue Code, constituted a foreign operating corporation during any taxable year
ending before January 1, 1995, and a return was filed by August 15, 1996, claiming the deduction
under section 290.21, subdivision 4, for income received from the foreign operating corporation,
an amount equal to 1.23 multiplied by the amount of income excluded under section 114 of the
Internal Revenue Code, provided the income is not income of a foreign operating company;
(18) any decrease in subpart F income, as defined in section 952(a) of the Internal Revenue
Code, for the taxable year when subpart F income is calculated without regard to the provisions of
section 614 of Public Law 107-147;
(19) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an addition
is required under subdivision 19c, clause (15), an amount equal to one-fifth of the delayed
depreciation. For purposes of this clause, "delayed depreciation" means the amount of the addition
made by the taxpayer under subdivision 19c, clause (15). The resulting delayed depreciation
cannot be less than zero; and
(20) in each of the five tax years immediately following the tax year in which an addition
is required under subdivision 19c, clause (16), an amount equal to one-fifth of the amount
of the addition.
    Subd. 19e. Depreciation modifications for corporations. In the case of corporations, a
modification shall be made for the accelerated cost recovery system. The allowable deduction
for the accelerated cost recovery system is the same amount as provided in section 168 of the
Internal Revenue Code with the following modifications. The modifications apply to taxable years
beginning after December 31, 1986, and to property for which deductions under the Tax Reform
Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, are elected or apply. The modifications in paragraphs (a) and (c)
do not apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2000.
(a) For property placed in service after December 31, 1980, and before January 1, 1987,
40 percent of the allowance pursuant to section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as
amended through December 31, 1985, for 15-, 18-, or 19-year real property shall not be allowed
and for all other property 20 percent shall not be allowed.
(b) For property placed in service after December 31, 1987, no modification shall be made.
(c) For property placed in service after July 31, 1986, and before January 1, 1987, for which
the taxpayer elects the deduction pursuant to section 203 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public
Law 99-514, and for property placed in service after December 31, 1986, and before January 1,
1988, 15 percent of the allowance pursuant to section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code shall
not be allowed.
(d) For property placed in service after December 31, 1980, and before January 1, 1987, for
which the taxpayer elects to use the straight line method provided in section 168(b)(3), (f)(12),
or (j)(1) or a method provided in section 168(e)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended
through December 31, 1986, but excluding property for which the taxpayer elects the deduction
pursuant to section 203 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99-514, the modifications
provided in paragraph (a) do not apply.
(e) For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2001, for property subject to the
modifications contained in paragraphs (a) and (c) and Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09,
subdivision 7
, clause (c), the following modification shall be made after the entire amount of
the allowable deduction has been allowed for federal tax purposes for that property under the
provisions of section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code. The remaining depreciable basis in
those assets for Minnesota purposes, including the amount of any basis reduction to reflect
the investment tax credit for federal purposes under sections 48(q) and 49(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code, shall be a depreciation allowance computed using the straight line method over
the following number of years:
(1) three-year property, one year;
(2) five-year and seven-year property, two years;
(3) ten-year property, five years; and
(4) all other property, seven years.
(f) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2000, the amount of any remaining
modification made under paragraph (a) or (c) or Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09,
subdivision 7
, clause (c), not previously deducted under paragraph (e), including the amount of
any basis reduction to reflect the federal investment tax credit for federal purposes under sections
48(q) and 49(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, is a depreciation allowance in the first taxable year
after December 31, 2000.
(g) For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2001, and for property placed in service
after December 31, 1987, the remaining depreciable basis for Minnesota purposes that is
attributable to the basis reduction for federal purposes to reflect the investment tax credit under
sections 48(q) and 49(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be allowed as a deduction in the
first taxable year after the entire amount of the allowable deduction for that property under the
provisions of section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code, has been allowed, except that where the
straight line method provided in section 168(b)(3) is used, the deduction provided in this clause
shall be allowed in the last taxable year in which an allowance for depreciation is allowed for that
property.
(h) For qualified timber property for which the taxpayer made an election under section 194
of the Internal Revenue Code, the remaining depreciable basis for Minnesota purposes is allowed
as a deduction in the first taxable year after the entire allowable deduction has been allowed for
federal tax purposes.
(i) The basis of property to which section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code applies is its
basis as provided in this chapter including the modifications provided in this subdivision and
in Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 7, paragraph (c). The recapture tax
provisions provided in sections 1245 and 1250 of the Internal Revenue Code apply but must be
calculated using the basis provided in the preceding sentence.
(j) The basis of an asset acquired in an exchange of assets, including an involuntary
conversion, is the same as its federal basis under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code,
except that the difference in basis due to the modifications in this subdivision and in Minnesota
Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 7, paragraph (c), is a deduction as provided in
paragraph (e).
    Subd. 19f. Basis modifications affecting gain or loss on disposition of property. (a)
For individuals, estates, and trusts, the basis of property is its adjusted basis for federal income
tax purposes except as set forth in paragraphs (f), (g), and (m). For corporations, the basis of
property is its adjusted basis for federal income tax purposes, without regard to the time when the
property became subject to tax under this chapter or to whether out-of-state losses or items of tax
preference with respect to the property were not deductible under this chapter, except that the
modifications to the basis for federal income tax purposes set forth in paragraphs (b) to (j) are
allowed to corporations, and the resulting modifications to federal taxable income must be made
in the year in which gain or loss on the sale or other disposition of property is recognized.
(b) The basis of property shall not be reduced to reflect federal investment tax credit.
(c) The basis of property subject to the accelerated cost recovery system under section 168
of the Internal Revenue Code shall be modified to reflect the modifications in depreciation with
respect to the property provided for in subdivision 19e. For certified pollution control facilities for
which amortization deductions were elected under section 169 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1954, the basis of the property must be increased by the amount of the amortization deduction not
previously allowed under this chapter.
(d) For property acquired before January 1, 1933, the basis for computing a gain is the fair
market value of the property as of that date. The basis for determining a loss is the cost of the
property to the taxpayer less any depreciation, amortization, or depletion, actually sustained
before that date. If the adjusted cost exceeds the fair market value of the property, then the basis is
the adjusted cost regardless of whether there is a gain or loss.
(e) The basis is reduced by the allowance for amortization of bond premium if an election to
amortize was made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 13, and
the allowance could have been deducted by the taxpayer under this chapter during the period
of the taxpayer's ownership of the property.
(f) For assets placed in service before January 1, 1987, corporations, partnerships, or
individuals engaged in the business of mining ores other than iron ore or taconite concentrates
subject to the occupation tax under chapter 298 must use the occupation tax basis of property
used in that business.
(g) For assets placed in service before January 1, 1990, corporations, partnerships, or
individuals engaged in the business of mining iron ore or taconite concentrates subject to the
occupation tax under chapter 298 must use the occupation tax basis of property used in that
business.
(h) In applying the provisions of sections 301(c)(3)(B), 312(f) and (g), and 316(a)(1) of the
Internal Revenue Code, the dates December 31, 1932, and January 1, 1933, shall be substituted
for February 28, 1913, and March 1, 1913, respectively.
(i) In applying the provisions of section 362(a) and (c) of the Internal Revenue Code, the
date December 31, 1956, shall be substituted for June 22, 1954.
(j) The basis of property shall be increased by the amount of intangible drilling costs not
previously allowed due to differences between this chapter and the Internal Revenue Code.
(k) The adjusted basis of any corporate partner's interest in a partnership is the same as
the adjusted basis for federal income tax purposes modified as required to reflect the basis
modifications set forth in paragraphs (b) to (j). The adjusted basis of a partnership in which the
partner is an individual, estate, or trust is the same as the adjusted basis for federal income tax
purposes modified as required to reflect the basis modifications set forth in paragraphs (f) and (g).
(l) The modifications contained in paragraphs (b) to (j) also apply to the basis of property that
is determined by reference to the basis of the same property in the hands of a different taxpayer or
by reference to the basis of different property.
    Subd. 19g.[Repealed, 2002 c 377 art 10 s 32]
    Subd. 20. Gross income. The term "gross income" means the gross income as defined
in section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through the date named in
subdivision 19 for the applicable taxable year, plus any additional items of income taxable under
this chapter but not taxable under the Internal Revenue Code, less any items included in federal
gross income but of a character exempt from state income tax under the laws of the United States.
    Subd. 20a.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 20b.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 20c.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 20d.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 20e. Modification in computing taxable income of the estate of a decedent.
Amounts allowable under section 2053 or 2054 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 in
computing federal estate tax liability shall not be allowed as a deduction (or as an offset against
the sales price of property in determining gain or loss) in computing the taxable income of the
estate or any person unless an election is made for federal income tax purposes under section
642(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The election made for federal tax purposes under
section 642(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is binding for Minnesota tax purposes.
    Subd. 20f.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 21.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 22. Taxable net income. For tax years beginning after December 31, 1986, the term
"taxable net income" means:
(1) for resident individuals the same as net income;
(2) for individuals who were not residents of Minnesota for the entire year, the same as net
income except that the tax is imposed only on the Minnesota apportioned share of that income as
determined pursuant to section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e);
(3) for all other taxpayers, the part of net income that is allocable to Minnesota by assignment
or apportionment under one or more of sections 290.17, 290.191, 290.20, and 290.36.
For tax years beginning before January 1, 1987, the term "taxable net income" means the net
income assignable to this state pursuant to sections 290.17 to 290.20. For corporations, taxable
net income is then reduced by the deductions contained in section 290.21.
    Subd. 23.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 24.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 25.[Repealed, 1983 c 15 s 33]
    Subd. 26.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 27.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 28.[Repealed, 1983 c 207 s 44; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 29. Taxable income. The term "taxable income" means:
(1) for individuals, estates, and trusts, the same as taxable net income;
(2) for corporations, the taxable net income less
(i) the net operating loss deduction under section 290.095;
(ii) the dividends received deduction under section 290.21, subdivision 4;
(iii) the exemption for operating in a job opportunity building zone under section 469.317;
(iv) the exemption for operating in a biotechnology and health sciences industry zone under
section 469.337; and
(v) the exemption for operating in an international economic development zone under
section 469.326.
    Subd. 30. References to Internal Revenue Code. Except when inappropriate, a reference in
this chapter (1) to the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 includes a reference to the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, and (2) to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 includes a reference to the provisions
of law formerly known as the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
    Subd. 31. Internal Revenue Code. Unless specifically defined otherwise, for taxable years
beginning before January 1, 2006, and after December 31, 2006, "Internal Revenue Code" means
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through May 18, 2006; and for taxable years
beginning after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2007, "Internal Revenue Code" means
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 2006.
    Subd. 32.[Repealed, 2002 c 377 art 10 s 32]
History: (2394-1, 2394-10, 2394-21, 2394-22) 1933 c 405 s 1,10,11,21,22; Ex1937 c 49 s
16; 1941 c 550 s 4,11; 1943 c 656 s 1,11; 1945 c 604 s 1,2,19; 1947 c 635 s 1; 1949 c 541 s 1;
1949 c 734 s 1-3; 1953 c 648 s 1; 1955 c 21 s 1; 1955 c 122 s 1; 1955 c 385 s 1; 1957 c 621 s 9;
1957 c 769 s 1; Ex1959 c 83 s 1; 1961 c 213 art 4 s 1; Ex1961 c 51 s 1; 1963 c 355 s 1; 1967 c
579 s 1; 1969 c 575 s 1; 1971 c 206 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 1,2; 1971 c 771 s 1; 1973 c 232 s 1; 1973 c
582 s 3; 1973 c 711 s 1,3; 1973 c 737 s 1; 1974 c 157 s 2; 1974 c 201 s 1; 1975 c 47 s 1; 1975 c
226 s 2; 1975 c 349 s 1-6,29; 1976 c 2 s 101; 1976 c 210 s 12; 1977 c 298 s 1; 1977 c 376 s 1,13;
1977 c 423 art 1 s 1; 1977 c 429 s 63; 1978 c 674 s 30; 1978 c 721 art 6 s 1; 1978 c 763 s 2; 1978
c 767 s 14,15; 1979 c 50 s 38; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 1; 1980 c 419 s 1; 1980 c 439 s 1; 1980 c 512 s
8; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 1,2,32; 1981 c 49 s 1; 1981 c 60 s 1,27; 1981 c 178 s 1-9; 1981 c 254 s 2;
1981 c 261 s 20; 1981 c 344 s 1; 1Sp1981 c 1 art 9 s 5; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3 s 2; 1982 c 523 art 1 s
1,2; art 7 s 1; art 40 s 1,2,14; 3Sp1982 c 1 art 5 s 1,2; 1983 c 207 s 2-5,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s
1-5,43; 1984 c 502 art 2 s 3; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 1,2,8; art 2 s 3-7; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 47; 1985 c 2
s 1; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 7-12; art 13 s 1; art 21 s 1,2,49; 1Sp1985 c 16 art 2 s 27; 1986 c 398 art
21 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 1,9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 4-21,126; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 1-5;
art 2 s 7-14; art 3 s 1-3,12; 1989 c 27 art 1 s 2; 1989 c 28 s 1-9,25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 5,6;
1990 c 480 art 1 s 46; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 2,16; 1990 c 612 s 1; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 18-20,46; art
7 s 4; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 11,19; 1992 c 517 art 1 s 10; 1992 c 549 art 9 s 4; 1993 c 375 art 8 s
5-8,14; 1994 c 510 art 2 s 4,5; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 6-9,24; 1995 c 186 s 55,56; 1995 c 255 art 3 s
1; 1995 c 264 art 1 s 2,4; art 10 s 6; 1996 c 471 art 1 s 3; art 4 s 3,4; 1997 c 31 art 1 s 13,14;
1997 c 231 art 5 s 2-4; art 6 s 2-7; art 15 s 15; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 13 s 1; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 2-5; art
7 s 2-5,12; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 2-7; art 3 s 2-4; 2000 c 260 s 50; 2000 c 490
art 4 s 5-8; art 12 s 2,3; 2000 c 499 s 7; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 1-7; art 10 s 2-6; 2002 c 377 art 1 s
1; art 2 s 3-8; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 6-9; art 4 s 2,3; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1 s 3,4; art 2 s 3; art 3 s 2,3;
2005 c 1 s 1; 2005 c 56 s 1; 2005 c 151 art 6 s 11-14; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 5-7; art 4 s 2-7; art 10 s
2,3; 1Sp2005 c 7 s 38; 2006 c 259 art 2 s 2-5; 2007 c 1 s 1-3

NOTE: Subdivision 19b, clause (16), as added by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter
3, article 10, section 2, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 2, the effective date.
NOTE: Subdivision 29, clause (2), item (v), as added by Laws 2005, First Special Session
chapter 3, article 10, section 3, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws
2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 3, the effective date.
290.011 [Repealed, 1984 c 514 art 2 s 36]
290.012 [Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
290.013 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.014 JURISDICTION TO TAX IN GENERAL.
    Subdivision 1. Resident individuals. All net income of a resident individual is subject to
tax under this chapter.
    Subd. 2. Nonresident individuals. Except as provided in section 290.015, a nonresident
individual is subject to the return filing requirements and to tax as provided in this chapter to the
extent that the income of the nonresident individual is:
(1) allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20;
(2) taxed to the individual under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter) in
the individual's capacity as a beneficiary of an estate with income allocable to this state under
section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income character
provisions of section 662(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under
section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the individual directly from the source from
which realized by the estate;
(3) taxed to the individual under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character that is taxable under this chapter) in
the individual's capacity as a beneficiary or grantor or other person treated as a substantial owner
of a trust with income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the
income, taking into account the income character provisions of section 652(b), 662(b), or 664(b)
of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or
290.20 if realized by the individual directly from the source from which realized by the trust;
(4) taxed to the individual under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter) in
the individual's capacity as a limited or general partner in a partnership with income allocable
to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the
income character provisions of section 702(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable
to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the individual directly from
the source from which realized by the partnership; or
(5) taxed to the individual under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter) in
the individual's capacity as a shareholder of a corporation treated as an "S" corporation under
section 290.9725, and income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20
and the income, taking into account the income character provisions of section 1366(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20
if realized by the individual directly from the source from which realized by the corporation.
    Subd. 3. Trusts and estates. Except as provided in section 290.015, a trust or estate, whether
resident or nonresident, is subject to the return filing requirements and to tax as provided in this
chapter to the extent that the income of the trust or estate is:
(1) allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20;
(2) taxed to the trust or estate under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the
Internal Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this
chapter) in its capacity as a beneficiary of a trust or estate with income allocable to this state under
section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income character
provisions of section 662(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under
section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the trust or beneficiary estate directly from the
source from which realized by the distributing estate;
(3) taxed to the trust or estate under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the
Internal Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this
chapter) in its capacity as a beneficiary or grantor or other person treated as a substantial owner
of a trust with income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the
income, taking into account the income character provisions of section 652(b), 662(b), or 664(b)
of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or
290.20 if realized by the beneficiary trust or estate directly from the source from which realized
by the distributing trust;
(4) taxed to the trust or estate under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the
Internal Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this
chapter) in its capacity as a limited or general partner in a partnership with income allocable to
this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income
character provisions of section 702(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the trust or estate directly from the
source from which realized by the partnership; or
(5) taxed to the trust or estate under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the
Internal Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this
chapter) in its capacity as a shareholder of a corporation treated as an "S" corporation under
section 290.9725, and income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20
and the income, taking into account the income character provisions of section 1366(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20
if realized by the trust or estate directly from the source from which realized by the corporation.
    Subd. 4. Partnerships. Except as provided in section 290.015, a partnership is subject to the
return filing requirements and to tax as provided in this chapter if the income of the partnership is:
(1) allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20;
(2) taxed to the partnership under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter)
in its capacity as a beneficiary of an estate with income allocable to this state under section
290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income character provisions
of section 662(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section
290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the partnership directly from the source from which
realized by the estate;
(3) taxed to the partnership under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter) in
its capacity as a beneficiary or grantor or other person treated as a substantial owner of a trust with
income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking
into account the income character provisions of section 652(b), 662(b), or 664(b) of the Internal
Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if
realized by the partnership directly from the source from which realized by the trust; or
(4) taxed to the partnership under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter)
in its capacity as a limited or general partner in a partnership with income allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income
character provisions of section 702(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the second tier partnership directly
from the source from which realized by the first tier partnership.
    Subd. 5. Corporations. Except as provided in section 290.015, corporations are subject to
the return filing requirements and to tax as provided in this chapter if the corporation so exercises
its franchise as to engage in such contacts with this state as to cause part of the income of the
corporation to be:
(1) allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, 290.20, or 290.36;
(2) taxed to the corporation under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter)
in its capacity as a beneficiary of an estate with income allocable to this state under section
290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income character provisions
of section 662(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section
290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the corporation directly from the source from which
realized by the estate;
(3) taxed to the corporation under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter) in
its capacity as a beneficiary or grantor or other person treated as a substantial owner of a trust with
income allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking
into account the income character provisions of section 652(b), 662(b), or 664(b) of the Internal
Revenue Code, would be allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if
realized by the corporation directly from the source from which realized by the trust; or
(4) taxed to the corporation under the Internal Revenue Code (or not taxed under the Internal
Revenue Code by reason of its character but of a character which is taxable under this chapter)
in its capacity as a limited or general partner in a partnership with income allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 and the income, taking into account the income
character provisions of section 702(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, would be allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20 if realized by the corporation directly from the
source from which realized by the partnership.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 22; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16;
1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; art 7 s 5-8; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s
24; 1997 c 231 art 6 s 8,9; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 8
290.015 MINIMUM CONTACTS REQUIRED FOR JURISDICTION TO TAX TRADE
OR BUSINESS.
    Subdivision 1. General rule. (a) Except as provided in subdivision 3, a person that
conducts a trade or business that has a place of business in this state, regularly has employees or
independent contractors conducting business activities on its behalf in this state, or owns or leases
real property that is located in this state or tangible personal property, including but not limited to
mobile property, that is present in this state is subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter.
(b) Except as provided in subdivision 3, a person that conducts a trade or business not
described in paragraph (a) is subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter if the trade or business
obtains or regularly solicits business from within this state, without regard to physical presence in
this state.
(c) For purposes of paragraph (b), business from within this state includes, but is not
limited to:
(1) sales of products or services of any kind or nature to customers in this state who receive
the product or service in this state;
(2) sales of services which are performed from outside this state but the services are received
in this state;
(3) transactions with customers in this state that involve intangible property and result in
receipts attributed to this state as provided in section 290.191, subdivision 5 or 6;
(4) leases of tangible personal property that is located in this state as defined in section
290.191, subdivision 5, paragraph (g), or 6, paragraph (e); and
(5) sales and leases of real property located in this state.
(d) For purposes of paragraph (b), solicitation includes, but is not limited to:
(1) the distribution, by mail or otherwise, without regard to the state from which such
distribution originated or in which the materials were prepared, of catalogs, periodicals,
advertising flyers, or other written solicitations of business to customers in this state;
(2) display of advertisements on billboards or other outdoor advertising in this state;
(3) advertisements in newspapers published in this state;
(4) advertisements in trade journals or other periodicals, the circulation of which is primarily
within this state;
(5) advertisements in a Minnesota edition of a national or regional publication or a limited
regional edition of which this state is included of a broader regional or national publication which
are not placed in other geographically defined editions of the same issue of the same publication;
(6) advertisements in regional or national publications in an edition which is not by its
contents geographically targeted to Minnesota, but which is sold over the counter in Minnesota or
by subscription to Minnesota residents;
(7) advertisements broadcast on a radio or television station located in Minnesota; or
(8) any other solicitation by telegraph, telephone, computer database, cable, optic,
microwave, or other communication system.
    Subd. 2. Presumption. (a) A person is presumed, subject to rebuttal, to be obtaining or
regularly soliciting business from within this state if:
(1) it conducts activities described in subdivision 1, paragraph (b), without regard to
transactions described in subdivision 3, with 20 or more persons within this state during any tax
period; or
(2) it is a financial institution as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 4a, and the sum of
its assets and the absolute value of its deposits attributable to sources within this state equals or
exceeds $5,000,000, with assets and deposits attributed to sources within this state by applying
the principles established under section 290.191, except as provided in subdivision 3.
(b) A financial institution that (i) is not engaged in activities within this state under
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), and (ii) does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph (a) is not
subject to taxes imposed by this chapter.
    Subd. 3. Exceptions. (a) A person is not subject to tax under this chapter if the person is
engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property and taxation of that person under this
chapter is precluded by Public Law 86-272, United States Code, title 15, sections 381 to 384,
or would be so precluded except for the fact that the person stored tangible personal property
in a state licensed facility under chapter 231.
(b) Ownership of an interest in the following types of property (including those contacts
with this state reasonably required to evaluate and complete the acquisition or disposition of the
property, the servicing of the property or the income from it, the collection of income from the
property, or the acquisition or liquidation of collateral relating to the property) shall not be a factor
in determining whether the owner is subject to tax under this chapter:
(1) an interest in a real estate mortgage investment conduit, a real estate investment trust, a
financial asset securitization investment trust, or a regulated investment company or a fund of a
regulated investment company, as those terms are defined in the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) an interest in money market instruments or securities as defined in section 290.191,
subdivision 6
, paragraphs (c) and (d);
(3) an interest in a loan-backed, mortgage-backed, or receivable-backed security representing
either: (i) ownership in a pool of promissory notes, mortgages, or receivables or certificates
of interest or participation in such notes, mortgages, or receivables, or (ii) debt obligations or
equity interests which provide for payments in relation to payments or reasonable projections of
payments on the notes, mortgages, or receivables;
(4) an interest acquired from a person in assets described in section 290.191, subdivision 11,
paragraphs (e) to (l), subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), clause (2)(A);
(5) an interest acquired from a person in the right to service, or collect income from any
assets described in section 290.191, subdivision 11, paragraphs (e) to (l), subject to the provisions
of paragraph (c), clause (2)(A);
(6) an interest acquired from a person in a funded or unfunded agreement to extend or
guarantee credit whether conditional, mandatory, temporary, standby, secured, or otherwise,
subject to the provisions of paragraph (c), clause (2)(A);
(7) an interest of a person other than an individual, estate, or trust, in any intangible, tangible,
real, or personal property acquired in satisfaction, whether in whole or in part, of any asset
embodying a payment obligation which is in default, whether secured or unsecured, the ownership
of an interest in which would be exempt under the preceding provisions of this subdivision,
provided the property is disposed of within a reasonable period of time; or
(8) amounts held in escrow or trust accounts, pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of
property described in this subdivision.
(c)(1) For purposes of paragraph (b), clauses (4) to (6), an interest in the type of assets or
credit agreements described is deemed to exist at the time the owner becomes legally obligated,
conditionally or unconditionally, to fund, acquire, renew, extend, amend, or otherwise enter
into the credit arrangement.
(2)(A) An owner has acquired an interest from a person in paragraph (b), clauses (4) to
(6), assets if:
(i) the owner at the time of the acquisition of the asset does not own, directly or indirectly, 15
percent or more of the outstanding stock or in the case of a partnership 15 percent or more of the
capital or profit interests of the person from whom it acquired the asset;
(ii) the person from whom the owner acquired the asset regularly sells, assigns, or transfers
interests in paragraph (b), clauses (4) to (6), assets during the 12 calendar months immediately
preceding the month of acquisition to three or more persons; and
(iii) the person from whom the owner acquired the asset does not sell, assign, or transfer
75 percent or more of its paragraph (b), clauses (4) to (6), assets during the 12 calendar months
immediately preceding the month of acquisition to the owner.
For purposes of determining indirect ownership under item (i), the owner is deemed to own all
stock, capital, or profit interests owned by another person if the owner directly owns 15 percent or
more of the stock, capital, or profit interests in the other person. The owner is also deemed to
own through any intermediary parties all stock, capital, and profit interests directly owned by
a person to the extent there exists a 15 percent or more chain of ownership of stock, capital, or
profit interests between the owner, intermediary parties and the person.
(B) If the owner of the asset is a member of a unitary business, paragraph (b), clauses (4)
to (8), do not apply to an interest acquired from another member of the unitary business. If the
interest in the asset was originally acquired from a nonunitary member and at that time qualified
as a section 290.015, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), asset, the foregoing limitation does not apply.
    Subd. 4. Limitations. (a) This section does not subject a trade or business to any regulation,
including any tax, of any local unit of government or subdivision of this state if the trade or
business does not own or lease tangible or real property located within this state and has no
employees or independent contractors present in this state to assist in the carrying on of the
business.
(b) The purchase of tangible personal property or intangible property or services by a person
that conducts a trade or business with the principal place of business outside of Minnesota,
referred to as the "non-Minnesota person", from a person within Minnesota shall not be taken
into account in determining whether the non-Minnesota person is subject to the taxes imposed by
this chapter, except for services involving either the direct solicitation of Minnesota customers
or relationships with Minnesota customers after sales are made. This paragraph is subject to the
limitations contained in subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clauses (4) to (6).
(c) Contact with any Minnesota financial institution by any financial institution with its
principal place of business outside Minnesota with respect to transactions described in subdivision
3, or with respect to deposits received from or by a Minnesota financial institution, shall not be
taken into account in determining whether such a financial institution is subject to the taxes
imposed by this chapter. Participation by a Minnesota financial institution in a transaction which
also involves a borrower and a financial institution that conducts a trade or business with its
principal place of business outside of Minnesota shall not be a factor in determining whether such
financial institution is subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter. This paragraph does not apply
to transactions between or among members of the same unitary business.
    Subd. 5. Determination at entity level. Determinations under this section with respect to
trades or businesses conducted by a partnership, trust, estate, or corporation treated as an "S"
corporation under section 290.9725, or any other entity, the income of which is or may be taxed
to its owners or beneficiaries must be made with respect to the entity carrying on the trade or
business and not with respect to owners or beneficiaries of the trade or business, the taxability of
which under this chapter must be determined under section 290.014.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 23; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 15-18; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 27 art 2 s 1-3;
1989 c 28 s 25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 7,8; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992
c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1995 c 264 art 10 s 7; 1997
c 231 art 6 s 10,11; 2000 c 490 art 4 s 9-11
290.02 FRANCHISE TAX ON CORPORATIONS MEASURED BY NET INCOME.
An annual franchise tax on the exercise of the corporate franchise to engage in contacts with
this state that produce gross income attributable to sources within this state is imposed upon every
corporation that so exercises its franchise during the taxable year.
Contacts within this state do not include transportation in interstate or foreign commerce,
or both, by means of ships navigating within or through waters that are made international for
navigation purposes by any treaty or agreement to which the United States is a party.
The tax so imposed is measured by the corporations' taxable income and alternative
minimum taxable income for the taxable year for which the tax is imposed, and computed in the
manner and at the rates provided in this chapter.
History: (2394-2) 1933 c 405 s 2; Ex1937 c 49 s 2; 1947 c 635 s 2; 1974 c 556 s 18; 1975 c
349 s 7; 1976 c 2 s 102; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 4; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 24; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 9
290.03 INCOME TAX; IMPOSITION, CLASSES OF TAXPAYERS.
An annual tax for each taxable year, computed in the manner and at the rates hereinafter
provided, is hereby imposed upon the taxable income for such year of the following classes of
taxpayers:
(1) Resident and nonresident individuals;
(2) Estates of decedents, dying domiciled within or without this state;
(3) Trusts (except those taxable as corporations) however created by residents or nonresidents
or by domestic or foreign corporations.
History: (2394-3) 1933 c 405 s 3; Ex1937 c 49 s 3; 1941 c 550 s 1; 1945 c 410 s 1; Ex1957
c 1 art 3; 1963 c 587 s 1; 1967 c 577 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 2; 1973 c 711 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 29; 1977 c
376 s 13; 1980 c 419 s 2; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 5; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 25
290.031 [Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1]
290.032 LUMP SUM DISTRIBUTION TAX.
    Subdivision 1. Imposition. There is hereby imposed as an addition to the annual income
tax for a taxable year of a taxpayer in the classes described in section 290.03 a tax with respect
to any distribution received by such taxpayer that is treated as a lump sum distribution under
section 1401(c)(2) of the Small Business Job Protection Act, Public Law 104-188 and that is
subject to tax for such taxable year under section 1401(c)(2) of the Small Business Job Protection
Act, Public Law 104-188.
    Subd. 2. Computation. The amount of tax imposed by subdivision 1 shall be computed in
the same way as the tax imposed under section 402(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
as amended through December 31, 1995, except that the initial separate tax shall be an amount
equal to five times the tax which would be imposed by section 290.06, subdivision 2c, if the
recipient was an unmarried individual, and the taxable net income was an amount equal to
one-fifth of the excess of
(i) the total taxable amount of the lump sum distribution for the year, over
(ii) the minimum distribution allowance, and except that references in section 402(d) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended through December 31, 1995, to paragraph (1)(A)
thereof shall instead be references to subdivision 1, and the excess, if any, of the subtraction base
amount over federal taxable income for a qualified individual as provided under section 290.0802,
subdivision 2
.
    Subd. 3. Nonapplication. The tax imposed by this section shall not be applicable to a
nonresident individual.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1981 c 343 s 42]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
History: 1975 c 349 s 28; 1977 c 376 s 2,13; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 3,4; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 32;
1981 c 60 s 27; 1981 c 178 s 11; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 69; art 40 s 14; 1983 c 15 s 3; 1983 c 207 s
43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; art 4 s 1; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 13; art 21 s 3,49;
1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 26,27; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 6; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25;
1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c
587 art 1 s 24; 1995 c 264 art 15 s 1,2; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 4 s 8,9
290.04 LIABILITY FOR TAX.
    Subdivision 1. Accrual. The liability for the tax imposed by section 290.02 shall arise
upon the first day of the taxable year upon which a domestic corporation exercises any of the
privileges specified in section 290.02 or exists as a corporation, or on which a foreign corporation
is possessed of the privilege for the grant to it of the privilege of transacting or for the actual
transaction by it of any local business within this state during any part of its taxable year, in
corporate or organized form. The liability for the tax imposed by section 290.03 shall arise
concurrently with the receipt or accrual of income during the taxable year. The provisions shall
in no way affect the determination of the amount of such taxes, the time for making returns,
and the time for paying such taxes.
    Subd. 2. Fiduciary relationship not to affect. The liability of any taxpayer shall remain
unaffected by the fact that such taxpayer, or the title, possession, custody, or control of the
taxpayer's business or property, is in the care of a guardian, trustee, receiver, conservator, or any
other person acting in any fiduciary capacity for such taxpayer or in reference to the taxpayer's
business or property, unless the taxes imposed by this chapter are specifically imposed by this
chapter upon any such guardian, trustee, receiver, conservator, or fiduciary.
History: (2394-4) 1933 c 405 s 4; Ex1937 c 49 s 4; 1986 c 444
290.05 EXEMPT INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, ESTATES, TRUSTS.
    Subdivision 1. Exempt entities. The following corporations, individuals, estates, trusts, and
organizations shall be exempted from taxation under this chapter, provided that every such person
or corporation claiming exemption under this chapter, in whole or in part, must establish to the
satisfaction of the commissioner the taxable status of any income or activity:
(a) corporations, individuals, estates, and trusts engaged in the business of mining or
producing iron ore and other ores the mining or production of which is subject to the occupation
tax imposed by section 298.01; but if any such corporation, individual, estate, or trust engages in
any other business or activity or has income from any property not used in such business it shall
be subject to this tax computed on the net income from such property or such other business or
activity. Royalty shall not be considered as income from the business of mining or producing
iron ore within the meaning of this section;
(b) the United States of America, the state of Minnesota or any political subdivision of either
agencies or instrumentalities, whether engaged in the discharge of governmental or proprietary
functions; and
(c) any insurance company.
    Subd. 2. Entities taxable unless exempt under Subchapter F of Internal Revenue Code.
Except as provided in subdivisions 1 and 3, organizations, including specifically nonprofit health
service plan corporations, as defined in chapter 62C, are subject to taxation under this chapter
unless they are exempt from income taxation pursuant to Subchapter F of the Internal Revenue
Code.
    Subd. 3. Taxes imposed on exempt entities. (a) An organization exempt from taxation
under subdivision 2 shall, nevertheless, be subject to tax under this chapter to the extent provided
in the following provisions of the Internal Revenue Code:
(i) section 527 (dealing with political organizations);
(ii) section 528 (dealing with certain homeowners associations);
(iii) sections 511 to 515 (dealing with unrelated business income);
(iv) section 521 (dealing with farmers' cooperatives); and
(v) section 6033(e)(2) (dealing with lobbying expense); but notwithstanding this subdivision,
shall be considered an organization exempt from income tax for the purposes of any law which
refers to organizations exempt from income taxes.
(b) The tax shall be imposed on the taxable income of political organizations or homeowner
associations or the unrelated business taxable income, as defined in section 512 of the Internal
Revenue Code, of organizations defined in section 511 of the Internal Revenue Code, provided
that the tax is not imposed on:
(1) advertising revenues from a newspaper published by an organization described in section
501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
(2) revenues from lawful gambling authorized under chapter 349 that are expended for
purposes that qualify for the deduction for charitable contributions under section 170 of the
Internal Revenue Code, disregarding the limitation under section 170(b)(2), but only to the extent
the contributions are not deductible in computing federal taxable income.
The tax shall be at the corporate rates. The tax shall only be imposed on income and
deductions assignable to this state under sections 290.17 to 290.20. To the extent deducted in
computing federal taxable income, the deductions contained in section 290.21 shall not be
allowed in computing Minnesota taxable net income.
(c) The tax shall be imposed on organizations subject to federal tax under section 6033(e)(2)
of the Internal Revenue Code, in an amount equal to the corporate tax rate multiplied by the
amount of lobbying expenses taxed under section 6033(e)(2) which are attributable to lobbying
the Minnesota state government.
    Subd. 4. Notification to commissioner of federal action. (a) If the Internal Revenue
Service revokes, cancels or suspends, in whole or part, the exempt status of any corporation,
individual, estate, trust or organization, or if the amount of gross income, deductions, credits,
items of tax preference or taxable income is changed or corrected by either the taxpayer or the
Internal Revenue Service, or if the taxpayer consents to any extension of time for assessment
of federal income taxes, the corporation, individual, estate, trust or organization shall notify the
commissioner in writing of the action within 90 days after that date.
(b) The periods of limitations contained in section 289A.42, subdivision 2, apply when
there has been any action referred to in paragraph (a), notwithstanding any period of limitations
to the contrary.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1994 c 587 art 1 s 25]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1989 c 184 art 1 s 20]
    Subd. 8. Authority to revoke exemption for failure to comply with federal law. The
commissioner may examine or investigate an entity claiming exemption under this section and
subpart F of the Internal Revenue Code. The commissioner may revoke the exemption under this
section for violations of federal law that would permit the commissioner of internal revenue or
the secretary of the treasury to revoke the exemption under federal law, regardless of whether
such action has been taken under federal law. A revocation under this subdivision is subject to
administrative review under section 270C.35.
History: (2394-5) 1933 c 405 s 5; Ex1937 c 49 s 5; 1939 c 446 s 1,2; 1941 c 109 s 1; 1941 c
550 s 2; 1943 c 643 s 1; 1943 c 656 s 27; 1947 c 635 s 3; 1953 c 647 s 1; 1965 c 596 s 1; 1967 c
671 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 2; 1971 c 802 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 2 s 1 subd 2; art 5 s 7; 1973 c 582 s 3;
1973 c 711 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 29; 1977 c 376 s 13; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 343 s 2; 1Sp1981
c 4 art 1 s 133; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 6,7; art 40 s 14; 1983 c 207 s 7,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984
c 514 art 1 s 8; art 2 s 8; 1985 c 229 s 1; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 14; art 21 s 49; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s
9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 28,29,126; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 32;
1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 10-12; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 28; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 3,16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s
46; art 7 s 9; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 12,19; art 7 s 13; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 10,11; 1995 c 186 s 57;
1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 9; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17
290.06 RATES OF TAX; CREDITS.
    Subdivision 1. Computation, corporations. The franchise tax imposed upon corporations
shall be computed by applying to their taxable income the rate of 9.8 percent.
    Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1990 c 604 art 2 s 21]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, Ex1971 c 31 art 18 s 6]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, Ex1967 c 32 art 14 s 12]
    Subd. 2b.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
    Subd. 2c. Schedules of rates for individuals, estates, and trusts. (a) The income taxes
imposed by this chapter upon married individuals filing joint returns and surviving spouses as
defined in section 2(a) of the Internal Revenue Code must be computed by applying to their
taxable net income the following schedule of rates:
(1) On the first $25,680, 5.35 percent;
(2) On all over $25,680, but not over $102,030, 7.05 percent;
(3) On all over $102,030, 7.85 percent.
Married individuals filing separate returns, estates, and trusts must compute their income
tax by applying the above rates to their taxable income, except that the income brackets will
be one-half of the above amounts.
(b) The income taxes imposed by this chapter upon unmarried individuals must be computed
by applying to taxable net income the following schedule of rates:
(1) On the first $17,570, 5.35 percent;
(2) On all over $17,570, but not over $57,710, 7.05 percent;
(3) On all over $57,710, 7.85 percent.
(c) The income taxes imposed by this chapter upon unmarried individuals qualifying as a
head of household as defined in section 2(b) of the Internal Revenue Code must be computed by
applying to taxable net income the following schedule of rates:
(1) On the first $21,630, 5.35 percent;
(2) On all over $21,630, but not over $86,910, 7.05 percent;
(3) On all over $86,910, 7.85 percent.
(d) In lieu of a tax computed according to the rates set forth in this subdivision, the tax of
any individual taxpayer whose taxable net income for the taxable year is less than an amount
determined by the commissioner must be computed in accordance with tables prepared and issued
by the commissioner of revenue based on income brackets of not more than $100. The amount
of tax for each bracket shall be computed at the rates set forth in this subdivision, provided that
the commissioner may disregard a fractional part of a dollar unless it amounts to 50 cents or
more, in which case it may be increased to $1.
(e) An individual who is not a Minnesota resident for the entire year must compute the
individual's Minnesota income tax as provided in this subdivision. After the application of the
nonrefundable credits provided in this chapter, the tax liability must then be multiplied by
a fraction in which:
(1) the numerator is the individual's Minnesota source federal adjusted gross income as
defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code and increased by the additions required
under section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clauses (1), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (9), and reduced by the
Minnesota assignable portion of the subtraction for United States government interest under
section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (1), and the subtractions under section 290.01, subdivision
19b
, clauses (9), (10), (14), (15), and (16), after applying the allocation and assignability
provisions of section 290.081, clause (a), or 290.17; and
(2) the denominator is the individual's federal adjusted gross income as defined in section
62 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, increased by the amounts specified in section 290.01,
subdivision 19a
, clauses (1), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (9), and reduced by the amounts specified in
section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clauses (1), (9), (10), (14), (15), and (16).
    Subd. 2d. Inflation adjustment of brackets. (a) For taxable years beginning after December
31, 2000, the minimum and maximum dollar amounts for each rate bracket for which a tax is
imposed in subdivision 2c shall be adjusted for inflation by the percentage determined under
paragraph (b). For the purpose of making the adjustment as provided in this subdivision all of the
rate brackets provided in subdivision 2c shall be the rate brackets as they existed for taxable years
beginning after December 31, 1999, and before January 1, 2001. The rate applicable to any rate
bracket must not be changed. The dollar amounts setting forth the tax shall be adjusted to reflect
the changes in the rate brackets. The rate brackets as adjusted must be rounded to the nearest $10
amount. If the rate bracket ends in $5, it must be rounded up to the nearest $10 amount.
(b) The commissioner shall adjust the rate brackets and by the percentage determined
pursuant to the provisions of section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that in section
1(f)(3)(B) the word "1999" shall be substituted for the word "1992." For 2001, the commissioner
shall then determine the percent change from the 12 months ending on August 31, 1999, to the 12
months ending on August 31, 2000, and in each subsequent year, from the 12 months ending on
August 31, 1999, to the 12 months ending on August 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.
The determination of the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision shall not be considered a
"rule" and shall not be subject to the Administrative Procedure Act contained in chapter 14.
No later than December 15 of each year, the commissioner shall announce the specific
percentage that will be used to adjust the tax rate brackets.
    Subd. 2e.[Repealed, 1984 c 502 art 2 s 17]
    Subd. 2f.[Repealed, 1Sp1986 c 1 art 8 s 19]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, Ex1967 c 32 art 14 s 12]
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
    Subd. 3b.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
    Subd. 3c.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 3d.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 3e.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 3f.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 3g.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, Ex1971 c 31 art 6 s 2]
    Subd. 5.[Expired]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, Ex1971 c 31 art 6 s 2]
    Subd. 7.[Expired]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, Ex1967 c 32 art 2 s 1]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 9a.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 10. Computation of tax. In computing the dollar amount of items on the income tax
return and accompanying schedules, such money items may be rounded off to the nearest whole
dollar amount, disregarding amounts less than 50 cents and increasing amounts of 50 cents to
99 cents to the next highest dollar.
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 12.[Repealed, 1979 c 303 art 1 s 23]
    Subd. 13.[Repealed, 1984 c 502 art 14 s 20]
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1Sp1986 c 1 art 3 s 21]
    Subd. 16.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 17.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 18.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 19.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 20.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 1 s 21]
    Subd. 21.[Repealed, 1996 c 471 art 9 s 16]
    Subd. 22. Credit for taxes paid to another state. (a) A taxpayer who is liable for taxes
based on net income to another state, as provided in paragraphs (b) through (f), upon income
allocated or apportioned to Minnesota, is entitled to a credit for the tax paid to another state if the
tax is actually paid in the taxable year or a subsequent taxable year. A taxpayer who is a resident
of this state pursuant to section 290.01, subdivision 7, paragraph (b), and who is subject to income
tax as a resident in the state of the individual's domicile is not allowed this credit unless the state
of domicile does not allow a similar credit.
(b) For an individual, estate, or trust, the credit is determined by multiplying the tax payable
under this chapter by the ratio derived by dividing the income subject to tax in the other state
that is also subject to tax in Minnesota while a resident of Minnesota by the taxpayer's federal
adjusted gross income, as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code, modified by the
addition required by section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clause (1), and the subtraction allowed by
section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (1), to the extent the income is allocated or assigned to
Minnesota under sections 290.081 and 290.17.
(c) If the taxpayer is an athletic team that apportions all of its income under section 290.17,
subdivision 5
, the credit is determined by multiplying the tax payable under this chapter by the
ratio derived from dividing the total net income subject to tax in the other state by the taxpayer's
Minnesota taxable income.
(d) The credit determined under paragraph (b) or (c) shall not exceed the amount of tax so
paid to the other state on the gross income earned within the other state subject to tax under this
chapter, nor shall the allowance of the credit reduce the taxes paid under this chapter to an amount
less than what would be assessed if such income amount was excluded from taxable net income.
(e) In the case of the tax assessed on a lump sum distribution under section 290.032, the
credit allowed under paragraph (a) is the tax assessed by the other state on the lump sum
distribution that is also subject to tax under section 290.032, and shall not exceed the tax assessed
under section 290.032. To the extent the total lump sum distribution defined in section 290.032,
subdivision 1
, includes lump sum distributions received in prior years or is all or in part an annuity
contract, the reduction to the tax on the lump sum distribution allowed under section 290.032,
subdivision 2
, includes tax paid to another state that is properly apportioned to that distribution.
(f) If a Minnesota resident reported an item of income to Minnesota and is assessed tax in
such other state on that same income after the Minnesota statute of limitations has expired, the
taxpayer shall receive a credit for that year under paragraph (a), notwithstanding any statute of
limitations to the contrary. The claim for the credit must be submitted within one year from the
date the taxes were paid to the other state. The taxpayer must submit sufficient proof to show
entitlement to a credit.
(g) For the purposes of this subdivision, a resident shareholder of a corporation treated as
an "S" corporation under section 290.9725, must be considered to have paid a tax imposed on
the shareholder in an amount equal to the shareholder's pro rata share of any net income tax paid
by the S corporation to another state. For the purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "net
income tax" means any tax imposed on or measured by a corporation's net income.
(h) For the purposes of this subdivision, a resident partner of an entity taxed as a partnership
under the Internal Revenue Code must be considered to have paid a tax imposed on the partner in
an amount equal to the partner's pro rata share of any net income tax paid by the partnership to
another state. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term "net income" tax means any tax
imposed on or measured by a partnership's net income.
(i) For the purposes of this subdivision, "another state":
(1) includes:
(i) the District of Columbia; and
(ii) a province or territory of Canada; but
(2) excludes Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress.
(j) The limitations on the credit in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), are imposed on a state by
state basis.
(k) For a tax imposed by a province or territory of Canada, the tax for purposes of this
subdivision is the excess of the tax over the amount of the foreign tax credit allowed under section
27 of the Internal Revenue Code. In determining the amount of the foreign tax credit allowed, the
net income taxes imposed by Canada on the income are deducted first. Any remaining amount
of the allowable foreign tax credit reduces the provincial or territorial tax that qualifies for the
credit under this subdivision.
    Subd. 22a. Nonresident's credit for taxes paid to state of domicile. (a) Notwithstanding
subdivision 22, a nonresident who is subject to tax in this state on the gain on the sale of a
partnership interest, which is allocable to this state under section 290.17, subdivision 2, paragraph
(c), is allowed a credit for the tax paid to the state of the individual's domicile upon the gain in
the taxable year or a subsequent taxable year. This credit is only allowed if the state of domicile
does not allow a credit for the tax paid to Minnesota on the gain.
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, the credit equals the tax paid to the state of domicile
multiplied by the ratio derived by dividing the amount of gain on the sale of the partnership
interest subject to tax in the other state that is also subject to tax in Minnesota by the taxpayer's
federal adjusted gross income, as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code. The credit
allowed may not reduce the taxes paid under this chapter to an amount less than the tax that would
apply if the gain were excluded from taxable net income.
(c) If a nonresident taxpayer reported the gain to Minnesota and is assessed tax in the state of
domicile on that same income after the Minnesota statute of limitations has expired, the taxpayer
is allowed a credit for that year, notwithstanding any statute of limitations to the contrary. The
claim for the credit must be submitted within one year from the date the taxes were paid to the
state of domicile and the taxpayer must submit sufficient proof to show entitlement to a credit.
(d) For the purposes of this subdivision, "another state" includes the District of Columbia,
but does not include Puerto Rico or the several territories organized by Congress.
    Subd. 23. Refund of contributions to political parties and candidates. (a) A taxpayer may
claim a refund equal to the amount of the taxpayer's contributions made in the calendar year to
candidates and to a political party. The maximum refund for an individual must not exceed $50
and for a married couple, filing jointly, must not exceed $100. A refund of a contribution is
allowed only if the taxpayer files a form required by the commissioner and attaches to the form
a copy of an official refund receipt form issued by the candidate or party and signed by the
candidate, the treasurer of the candidate's principal campaign committee, or the chair or treasurer
of the party unit, after the contribution was received. The receipt forms must be numbered, and
the data on the receipt that are not public must be made available to the campaign finance and
public disclosure board upon its request. A claim must be filed with the commissioner no sooner
than January 1 of the calendar year in which the contribution was made and no later than April 15
of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the contribution was made. A taxpayer
may file only one claim per calendar year. Amounts paid by the commissioner after June 15 of
the calendar year following the calendar year in which the contribution was made must include
interest at the rate specified in section 270C.405.
(b) No refund is allowed under this subdivision for a contribution to a candidate unless the
candidate:
(1) has signed an agreement to limit campaign expenditures as provided in section 10A.322;
(2) is seeking an office for which voluntary spending limits are specified in section 10A.25;
and
(3) has designated a principal campaign committee.
This subdivision does not limit the campaign expenditures of a candidate who does not sign
an agreement but accepts a contribution for which the contributor improperly claims a refund.
(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "political party" means a major political party as defined
in section 200.02, subdivision 7, or a minor political party qualifying for inclusion on the income
tax or property tax refund form under section 10A.31, subdivision 3a.
A "major party" or "minor party" includes the aggregate of that party's organization within
each house of the legislature, the state party organization, and the party organization within
congressional districts, counties, legislative districts, municipalities, and precincts.
"Candidate" means a candidate as defined in section 10A.01, subdivision 10, except a
candidate for judicial office.
"Contribution" means a gift of money.
(d) The commissioner shall make copies of the form available to the public and candidates
upon request.
(e) The following data collected or maintained by the commissioner under this subdivision
are private: the identities of individuals claiming a refund, the identities of candidates to whom
those individuals have made contributions, and the amount of each contribution.
(f) The commissioner shall report to the campaign finance and public disclosure board by
each August 1 a summary showing the total number and aggregate amount of political contribution
refunds made on behalf of each candidate and each political party. These data are public.
(g) The amount necessary to pay claims for the refund provided in this section is appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue.
(h) For a taxpayer who files a claim for refund via the Internet or other electronic means, the
commissioner may accept the number on the official receipt as documentation that a contribution
was made rather than the actual receipt as required by paragraph (a).
    Subd. 24. Credit for job creation. (a) A corporation that leases and operates a heavy
maintenance base for aircraft that is owned by the state of Minnesota or one of its political
subdivisions may take a credit against the tax due under this chapter.
    (b) For the first taxable year when the facility has been in operation for at least three
consecutive months, the credit is equal to $5,000 multiplied by the number of persons employed
by the corporation on a full-time basis at the facility on the last day of the taxable year, not to
exceed the number of persons employed by the corporation on a full-time basis at the facility
on the date 90 days before the last day of the taxable year. For each of the succeeding four
taxable years, the credit is equal to $5,000 multiplied by the number of persons employed by the
corporation on a full-time basis at the facility on the last day of the taxable year, not to exceed the
number of persons employed by the corporation on a full-time basis at the facility on the date 90
days before the last day of the taxable year.
    (c) For the first taxable year in which the credit is allowed for the facility, the credit must
not exceed 80 percent of the wages paid to or incurred for persons employed by the taxpayer at
the facility during the taxable year. For the succeeding four taxable years, the credit must not
exceed 20 percent of the wages paid to or incurred for persons employed by the taxpayer at the
facility during the taxable year. For purposes of this section, "wages" has the meaning given under
section 3121(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, except the limitation to the contribution and
benefit base does not apply.
    (d) If the credit provided under this subdivision exceeds the tax liability of the corporation
for the taxable year, the excess amount of the credit may be carried over to each of the 20 taxable
years succeeding the taxable year. The entire amount of the credit must be carried to the earliest
taxable year to which the amount may be carried. The unused portion of the credit must be carried
to the following taxable year. No credit may be carried to a taxable year more than 20 years after
the taxable year in which the credit was earned.
    (e) If an unused portion of the credit remains at the end of the carryover period under
paragraph (d), the commissioner shall refund the unused portion to the taxpayer. The provisions
of this paragraph do not apply if the corporation that earned the credit under this subdivision or a
successor in interest to the corporation filed for bankruptcy protection.
    Subd. 25.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 26.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
    Subd. 27. Tax paid to another state; corporations. (a) A credit is allowed against the tax
imposed under subdivision 1 for tax paid to another state based on net income. The credit must be
claimed in a manner prescribed by the commissioner.
(b) The amount of the credit equals the amount of qualifying tax paid to the other state for
the taxable year, multiplied by the taxpayer's apportionment percentage under section 290.191. If
the item of income or gain is assigned to Minnesota as nonbusiness income, the entire amount
of the qualifying tax is allowed as a credit. The maximum amount of the credit is limited to the
tax liability under subdivision 1 for the taxable year and, in no case, may the credit exceed the
reduction in the amount of tax under subdivision 1 if the item of income or gain were excluded
from net income.
(c) For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying tax" means the amount of tax paid to another
state on an item of income or gain for the taxable year, if:
(1) the law of another state requires and the taxpayer assigns the entire amount of the income
or gain to one other state; and
(2) the income or gain is included in the measure of the exercise of the corporate franchise
that is taxable under subdivision 1.
(d) The amount of tax paid to another state on an item of income or gain is the difference
between the tax paid to the state and the amount of tax that would have been paid to the state if
the item of income or gain had not been included in the net income of that state.
(e) The taxpayer must report to the commissioner of revenue any change in tax in the other
state, the change in qualifying tax, and a copy of the final determination of the tax by the taxing
authority of the other state. A taxpayer who claims the credit consents to extend the period of
limitation for the commissioner to recompute the credit and reassess the tax due, including a
refund, for a period of one year following a report by the taxpayer of a final determination of tax
by the state in which the entire amount of income or gain is reported, notwithstanding any period
of limitations to the contrary, or within any applicable period of limitations, whichever is longer.
If a taxpayer fails to report as required by this paragraph, the commissioner may recompute the
tax, including a refund, based on the information available to the commissioner. The tax may
be recomputed within six years after the report should have been filed, notwithstanding any
period of limitations to the contrary.
    Subd. 28. Credit for transit passes. A taxpayer may take a credit against the tax due under
this chapter equal to 30 percent of the expense incurred by the taxpayer to provide transit passes,
for use in Minnesota, to employees of the taxpayer. As used in this subdivision, "transit pass"
has the meaning given in section 132(f)(5)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. If the taxpayer
purchases the transit passes from the transit system operator, and resells them to the employees,
the credit is based on the amount of the difference between the price paid for the passes by the
employer and the amount charged to employees.
    Subd. 29. Job opportunity building zone job credit. A taxpayer that is a qualified business,
as defined in section 469.310, subdivision 11, is allowed a credit as determined under section
469.318 against the tax imposed by this chapter.
    Subd. 30. Biotechnology and health science industry zone job credit. A taxpayer that is a
qualified business, as defined in section 469.330, subdivision 11, is allowed a credit as determined
under section 469.338 against the franchise tax imposed under section 290.06, subdivision 1, or
the alternative minimum tax imposed under section 290.0921.
    Subd. 31. Biotechnology and health science industry zone research and development
credit. A taxpayer that is a qualified business, as defined in section 469.330, subdivision 11, is
allowed a credit as determined under section 469.339 against the franchise tax imposed under
section 290.06, subdivision 1, or the alternative minimum tax imposed under section 290.0921.
    Subd. 32. International economic development zone job credit. A taxpayer that is a
qualified business, as defined in section 469.321, subdivision 6, is allowed a credit as determined
under section 469.327 against the tax imposed by this chapter.
    Subd. 33. Bovine testing credit. (a) An owner of cattle in Minnesota may take a credit
against the tax due under this chapter for an amount equal to one-half the expenses incurred
during the taxable year to conduct tuberculosis testing on those cattle.
(b) If the amount of credit which the taxpayer is eligible to receive under this subdivision
exceeds the taxpayer's tax liability under this chapter, the commissioner of revenue shall refund
the excess to the taxpayer.
(c) The amount necessary to pay claims for the refund provided in this subdivision is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue.
History: (2394-6) 1933 c 405 s 6; Ex1937 c 49 s 6; 1939 c 446 s 3; 1941 c 550 s 3; 1943 c
656 s 2; 1945 c 604 s 3; 1947 c 635 s 4; 1949 c 642 s 13; 1949 c 734 s 4,5; 1951 c 605 s 1,2;
1951 c 676 s 1; 1953 c 667 s 1,2; 1955 c 84 s 1; 1957 c 847 s 1; Ex1957 c 1 art 1 s 1; art 2 s 1;
art 7 s 2; Ex1959 c 70 art 3 s 1-5; Ex1961 c 91 art 1 s 1,2; art 5 s 1,3,4; art 6 s 1; 1963 c 835 s 1;
1963 c 886 s 1-4; 1965 c 884 art 1 s 1-4; Ex1967 c 32 art 12 s 1; art 14 s 1-5; 1969 c 399 s 25,26;
1969 c 881 s 2-5; 1969 c 1000 s 1; 1971 c 35 s 1; 1971 c 794 s 1,2; Ex1971 c 2 s 1,2; Ex1971 c 31
art 6 s 1; art 18 s 1-4; 1973 c 22 s 1; 1973 c 582 s 3; 1973 c 650 art 22 s 1; 1974 c 470 s 35; 1974
c 556 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 8,9; 1975 c 355 s 1; 1975 c 437 art 9 s 2; 1976 c 2 s 103; 1977 c 250 s 1;
1977 c 386 s 2; 1977 c 423 art 1 s 4,5; 1978 c 463 s 106; 1978 c 721 art 2 s 1; art 3 s 1; art 4 s 1;
art 7 s 1; art 8 s 1; art 9 s 1; 1979 c 59 s 7; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 5-10; art 4 s 1-3; art 5 s 1-3; art 10
s 6; 1980 c 509 s 113,114; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 3-7,32; art 9 s 1; 1981 c 29 art 7 s 30; 1981 c 60 s 2;
1981 c 178 s 12-16; 1981 c 343 s 3; 1981 c 356 s 192; 1Sp1981 c 1 art 1 s 1,2; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3
s 3,4; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 8,9; art 10 s 1; art 29 s 1; art 40 s 14; 3Sp1982 c 1 art
5 s 3; 1983 c 15 s 4-7; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c 216 art 2 s 6; 1983 c 289 s 115 subd 1; 1983 c 301
s 178; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 6,7,11,43; 1984 c 502 art 2 s 5,6; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; art 2 s 9-12,14;
1984 c 640 s 32; 1984 c 644 s 52-54; 1985 c 210 art 2 s 1; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 15-20; 1986 c
444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 2; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 30-34; 1987 c 384 art 3 s 11; 1988 c 719
art 1 s 7,8; art 2 s 19,20; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 10,11,25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 13-16; 1990 c 604
art 2 s 4,5,16; 1990 c 608 art 3 s 28; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 21-24,46; art 7 s 10; 1991 c 350 art 1 s
18; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 13,19; 1992 c 517 art 1 s 11; 1993 c 318 art 2 s 50; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14;
1994 c 587 art 1 s 12,24; 1995 c 264 art 1 s 4; 1996 c 471 art 1 s 4,5; 1997 c 31 art 1 s 15; 1997 c
202 art 2 s 63; 1997 c 231 art 5 s 5; art 6 s 12; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 6; art 7 s 6; 1999 c 220 s 49,50;
1999 c 243 art 2 s 8-11; 2000 c 263 s 1; 2000 c 490 art 4 s 12-16; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 34,35; art 9
s 10; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 10; art 14 s 4; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1 s 5,6; art 2 s 4,5; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17;
art 6 s 15; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 4 s 10; art 10 s 4,5; 2006 c 259 art 1 s 1; 2007 c 138 s 11

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 2c by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 4, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 4, the effective date.
290.0601 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0602 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0603 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0604 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0605 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0606 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0607 [Repealed, 1973 c 650 art 16 s 4]
290.0608 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0609 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.061 MS 1953 [Repealed, Ex1957 c 1 art 1 s 2]
290.061 MS 1976 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0611 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0612 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0613 [Repealed, Ex1971 c 31 art 8 s 8]
290.0614 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0615 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0616 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.0617 [Repealed, 1973 c 650 art 16 s 4]
290.0618 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.062 [Expired]
290.063 [Expired]
290.064 [Expired]
290.065 [Repealed, 1969 c 399 s 51]
290.066 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.067 DEPENDENT CARE CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Amount of credit. (a) A taxpayer may take as a credit against the tax due
from the taxpayer and a spouse, if any, under this chapter an amount equal to the dependent care
credit for which the taxpayer is eligible pursuant to the provisions of section 21 of the Internal
Revenue Code subject to the limitations provided in subdivision 2 except that in determining
whether the child qualified as a dependent, income received as a Minnesota family investment
program grant or allowance to or on behalf of the child must not be taken into account in
determining whether the child received more than half of the child's support from the taxpayer,
and the provisions of section 32(b)(1)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code do not apply.
(b) If a child who has not attained the age of six years at the close of the taxable year is cared
for at a licensed family day care home operated by the child's parent, the taxpayer is deemed to
have paid employment-related expenses. If the child is 16 months old or younger at the close of
the taxable year, the amount of expenses deemed to have been paid equals the maximum limit for
one qualified individual under section 21(c) and (d) of the Internal Revenue Code. If the child is
older than 16 months of age but has not attained the age of six years at the close of the taxable
year, the amount of expenses deemed to have been paid equals the amount the licensee would
charge for the care of a child of the same age for the same number of hours of care.
(c) If a married couple:
(1) has a child who has not attained the age of one year at the close of the taxable year;
(2) files a joint tax return for the taxable year; and
(3) does not participate in a dependent care assistance program as defined in section 129 of
the Internal Revenue Code, in lieu of the actual employment related expenses paid for that child
under paragraph (a) or the deemed amount under paragraph (b), the lesser of (i) the combined
earned income of the couple or (ii) the amount of the maximum limit for one qualified individual
under section 21(c) and (d) of the Internal Revenue Code will be deemed to be the employment
related expense paid for that child. The earned income limitation of section 21(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code shall not apply to this deemed amount. These deemed amounts apply regardless
of whether any employment-related expenses have been paid.
(d) If the taxpayer is not required and does not file a federal individual income tax return for
the tax year, no credit is allowed for any amount paid to any person unless:
(1) the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the person are included on the
return claiming the credit; or
(2) if the person is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, the name and
address of the person are included on the return claiming the credit.
In the case of a failure to provide the information required under the preceding sentence, the
preceding sentence does not apply if it is shown that the taxpayer exercised due diligence in
attempting to provide the information required.
In the case of a nonresident, part-year resident, or a person who has earned income not
subject to tax under this chapter including earned income excluded pursuant to section 290.01,
subdivision 19b
, clause (10) or (16), the credit determined under section 21 of the Internal
Revenue Code must be allocated based on the ratio by which the earned income of the claimant
and the claimant's spouse from Minnesota sources bears to the total earned income of the claimant
and the claimant's spouse.
For residents of Minnesota, the subtractions for military pay under section 290.01,
subdivision 19b
, clauses (11) and (12), are not considered "earned income not subject to tax
under this chapter."
For residents of Minnesota, the exclusion of combat pay under section 112 of the Internal
Revenue Code is not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."
    Subd. 2. Limitations. The credit for expenses incurred for the care of each dependent shall
not exceed $720 in any taxable year, and the total credit for all dependents of a claimant shall
not exceed $1,440 in a taxable year. The maximum total credit shall be reduced according to the
amount of the income of the claimant and a spouse, if any, as follows:
income up to $18,040, $720 maximum for one dependent, $1,440 for all dependents;
income over $18,040, the maximum credit for one dependent shall be reduced by $18 for
every $350 of additional income, $36 for all dependents.
The commissioner shall construct and make available to taxpayers tables showing the
amount of the credit at various levels of income and expenses. The tables shall follow the
schedule contained in this subdivision, except that the commissioner may graduate the transitions
between expenses and income brackets.
    Subd. 2a. Income. (a) For purposes of this section, "income" means the sum of the following:
(1) federal adjusted gross income as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
(2) the sum of the following amounts to the extent not included in clause (1):
(i) all nontaxable income;
(ii) the amount of a passive activity loss that is not disallowed as a result of section 469,
paragraph (i) or (m) of the Internal Revenue Code and the amount of passive activity loss
carryover allowed under section 469(b) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(iii) an amount equal to the total of any discharge of qualified farm indebtedness of a solvent
individual excluded from gross income under section 108(g) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(iv) cash public assistance and relief;
(v) any pension or annuity (including railroad retirement benefits, all payments received
under the federal Social Security Act, supplemental security income, and veterans benefits),
which was not exclusively funded by the claimant or spouse, or which was funded exclusively by
the claimant or spouse and which funding payments were excluded from federal adjusted gross
income in the years when the payments were made;
(vi) interest received from the federal or a state government or any instrumentality or
political subdivision thereof;
(vii) workers' compensation;
(viii) nontaxable strike benefits;
(ix) the gross amounts of payments received in the nature of disability income or sick pay as
a result of accident, sickness, or other disability, whether funded through insurance or otherwise;
(x) a lump sum distribution under section 402(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
amended through December 31, 1995;
(xi) contributions made by the claimant to an individual retirement account, including a
qualified voluntary employee contribution; simplified employee pension plan; self-employed
retirement plan; cash or deferred arrangement plan under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue
Code; or deferred compensation plan under section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(xii) nontaxable scholarship or fellowship grants;
(xiii) the amount of deduction allowed under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
(xiv) the amount of deduction allowed under section 220 or 223 of the Internal Revenue
Code.
In the case of an individual who files an income tax return on a fiscal year basis, the term
"federal adjusted gross income" means federal adjusted gross income reflected in the fiscal year
ending in the next calendar year. Federal adjusted gross income may not be reduced by the amount
of a net operating loss carryback or carryforward or a capital loss carryback or carryforward
allowed for the year.
(b) "Income" does not include:
(1) amounts excluded pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, sections 101(a) and 102;
(2) amounts of any pension or annuity that were exclusively funded by the claimant or
spouse if the funding payments were not excluded from federal adjusted gross income in the
years when the payments were made;
(3) surplus food or other relief in kind supplied by a governmental agency;
(4) relief granted under chapter 290A;
(5) child support payments received under a temporary or final decree of dissolution or
legal separation; and
(6) restitution payments received by eligible individuals and excludable interest as defined
in section 803 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Public Law
107-16.
    Subd. 2b. Inflation adjustment. The dollar amount of the income threshold at which the
maximum credit begins to be reduced under subdivision 2 must be adjusted for inflation. The
commissioner shall make the inflation adjustments in accordance with section 1(f) of the Internal
Revenue Code except that for the purposes of this subdivision the percentage increase must be
determined from the year starting September 1, 1999, and ending August 31, 2000, as the base year
for adjusting for inflation for the tax year beginning after December 31, 2000. The determination
of the commissioner under this subdivision is not a rule under the Administrative Procedure Act.
    Subd. 3. Credit to be refundable. If the amount of credit which a claimant would be eligible
to receive pursuant to this subdivision exceeds the claimant's tax liability under chapter 290, the
excess amount of the credit shall be refunded to the claimant by the commissioner of revenue.
    Subd. 4. Right to file claim. The right to file a claim under this section shall be personal to the
claimant and shall not survive death, but such right may be exercised on behalf of a claimant by
the claimant's legal guardian or attorney-in-fact. When a claimant dies after having filed a timely
claim the amount thereof shall be disbursed to another member of the household as determined by
the commissioner of revenue. If the claimant was the only member of a household, the claim may
be paid to the claimant's personal representative, but if neither is appointed and qualified within
two years of the filing of the claim, the amount of the claim shall escheat to the state.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1994 c 587 art 1 s 25]
History: 1977 c 423 art 7 s 1,2; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 11; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 11,12; 1981 c
343 s 4; 1Sp1981 c 2 s 22; 1982 c 523 art 40 s 3,14; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 12,13; 1984 c 514 art 2
s 15,16; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 4,49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 3; 1987 c 268
art 1 s 35-38; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 12,25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 17,18;
1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 25,26,46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1994 c 587 art 1 s
13; 1995 c 1 s 4; 1995 c 264 art 10 s 8; 1997 c 231 art 5 s 6; 1998 c 389 art 7 s 7; 1999 c 159
s 127; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 36,37; 2002 c 377 art 2 s 9; art 10 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1 s 7;
1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 8; art 4 s 11,12; art 10 s 6

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 1 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 6, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 6, the effective date.
290.0671 MINNESOTA WORKING FAMILY CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Credit allowed. (a) An individual is allowed a credit against the tax imposed
by this chapter equal to a percentage of earned income. To receive a credit, a taxpayer must be
eligible for a credit under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) For individuals with no qualifying children, the credit equals 1.9125 percent of the first
$4,620 of earned income. The credit is reduced by 1.9125 percent of earned income or adjusted
gross income, whichever is greater, in excess of $5,770, but in no case is the credit less than zero.
(c) For individuals with one qualifying child, the credit equals 8.5 percent of the first $6,920
of earned income and 8.5 percent of earned income over $12,080 but less than $13,450. The credit
is reduced by 5.73 percent of earned income or adjusted gross income, whichever is greater, in
excess of $15,080, but in no case is the credit less than zero.
(d) For individuals with two or more qualifying children, the credit equals ten percent of
the first $9,720 of earned income and 20 percent of earned income over $14,860 but less than
$16,800. The credit is reduced by 10.3 percent of earned income or adjusted gross income,
whichever is greater, in excess of $17,890, but in no case is the credit less than zero.
(e) For a nonresident or part-year resident, the credit must be allocated based on the
percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).
(f) For a person who was a resident for the entire tax year and has earned income not subject
to tax under this chapter, including income excluded under section 290.01, subdivision 19b,
clause (10) or (16), the credit must be allocated based on the ratio of federal adjusted gross
income reduced by the earned income not subject to tax under this chapter over federal adjusted
gross income. For purposes of this paragraph, the subtractions for military pay under section
290.01, subdivision 19b, clauses (11) and (12), are not considered "earned income not subject
to tax under this chapter."
For the purposes of this paragraph, the exclusion of combat pay under section 112 of the
Internal Revenue Code is not considered "earned income not subject to tax under this chapter."
(g) For tax years beginning after December 31, 2001, and before December 31, 2004,
the $5,770 in paragraph (b), the $15,080 in paragraph (c), and the $17,890 in paragraph (d),
after being adjusted for inflation under subdivision 7, are each increased by $1,000 for married
taxpayers filing joint returns.
(h) For tax years beginning after December 31, 2004, and before December 31, 2007,
the $5,770 in paragraph (b), the $15,080 in paragraph (c), and the $17,890 in paragraph (d),
after being adjusted for inflation under subdivision 7, are each increased by $2,000 for married
taxpayers filing joint returns.
(i) For tax years beginning after December 31, 2007, and before December 31, 2010,
the $5,770 in paragraph (b), the $15,080 in paragraph (c), and the $17,890 in paragraph (d),
after being adjusted for inflation under subdivision 7, are each increased by $3,000 for married
taxpayers filing joint returns. For tax years beginning after December 31, 2008, the $3,000 is
adjusted annually for inflation under subdivision 7.
(j) The commissioner shall construct tables showing the amount of the credit at various
income levels and make them available to taxpayers. The tables shall follow the schedule
contained in this subdivision, except that the commissioner may graduate the transition between
income brackets.
    Subd. 1a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the terms "qualifying child," and "earned
income," have the meanings given in section 32(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the term
"adjusted gross income" has the meaning given in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code.
"Earned income of the lesser-earning spouse" has the meaning given in section 290.0675,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (d).
    Subd. 2. Credit name. The credit allowed by this section shall be known as the "Minnesota
working family credit."
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2003 c 127 art 3 s 24]
    Subd. 4. Credit refundable. If the amount of credit which the claimant is eligible to receive
under this section exceeds the claimant's tax liability under this chapter, the commissioner shall
refund the excess to the claimant.
    Subd. 5. Calculation assistance. Upon request of the individual and submission of the
necessary information, in the form prescribed by the commissioner, the Department of Revenue
shall calculate the credit on behalf of the individual.
    Subd. 6. Appropriation. An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this section
is appropriated to the commissioner from the general fund. This amount includes any amounts
appropriated to the commissioner of human services from the federal Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF) block grant funds for transfer to the commissioner of revenue.
    Subd. 6a. TANF appropriation for working family credit expansion. (a) On an annual
basis the commissioner of revenue, with the assistance of the commissioner of human services,
shall calculate the value of the refundable portion of the Minnesota Working Family Credit
provided under this section that qualifies for payment with funds from the federal Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. Of this total amount, the commissioner of
revenue shall estimate the portion entailed by the expansion of the credit rates for individuals with
qualifying children over the rates provided in Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 2, section 12.
(b) An amount sufficient to pay the refunds entailed by the expansion of the credit rates for
individuals with qualifying children over the rates provided in Laws 1999, chapter 243, article 2,
section 12, as estimated in paragraph (a), is appropriated to the commissioner of human services
from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant funds, for transfer
to the commissioner of revenue for deposit in the general fund.
    Subd. 7. Inflation adjustment. The earned income amounts used to calculate the credit and
the income thresholds at which the maximum credit begins to be reduced in subdivision 1 must
be adjusted for inflation. The commissioner shall make the inflation adjustments in accordance
with section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code except that for the purposes of this subdivision the
percentage increase shall be determined from the year starting September 1, 1999, and ending
August 31, 2000, as the base year for adjusting for inflation for the tax year beginning after
December 31, 2000. The determination of the commissioner under this subdivision is not a
rule under the Administrative Procedure Act.
History: 1991 c 291 art 6 s 27; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; art 7 s 14; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 9,14;
1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 13 s 2; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 7-9; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 12; 2000
c 490 art 4 s 17-19; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 38,39; art 10 s 7,8; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 21
art 1 s 8; 2005 c 151 art 6 s 16; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 9; art 4 s 13; art 10 s 7

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 1 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 7, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 7, the effective date.
290.0672 LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
(b) "Long-term care insurance" means a policy that:
(1) qualifies for a deduction under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code, disregarding
the 7.5 percent income test; or meets the requirements given in section 62A.46; or provides
similar coverage issued under the laws of another jurisdiction; and
(2) has a lifetime long-term care benefit limit of not less than $100,000; and
(3) has been offered in compliance with the inflation protection requirements of section
62S.23.
(c) "Qualified beneficiary" means the taxpayer or the taxpayer's spouse.
(d) "Premiums deducted in determining federal taxable income" means the lesser of (1)
long-term care insurance premiums that qualify as deductions under section 213 of the Internal
Revenue Code; and (2) the total amount deductible for medical care under section 213 of the
Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 2. Credit. A taxpayer is allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for
long-term care insurance policy premiums paid during the tax year. The credit for each policy
equals 25 percent of premiums paid to the extent not deducted in determining federal taxable
income. A taxpayer may claim a credit for only one policy for each qualified beneficiary. A
maximum of $100 applies to each qualified beneficiary. The maximum total credit allowed per
year is $200 for married couples filing joint returns and $100 for all other filers. For a nonresident
or part-year resident, the credit determined under this section must be allocated based on the
percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).
History: 1997 c 231 art 5 s 7; 2000 c 490 art 4 s 20,21
290.0673 [Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
290.0674 MINNESOTA EDUCATION CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Credit allowed. An individual is allowed a credit against the tax imposed
by this chapter in an amount equal to 75 percent of the amount paid for education-related
expenses for a qualifying child in kindergarten through grade 12. For purposes of this section,
"education-related expenses" means:
(1) fees or tuition for instruction by an instructor under section 120A.22, subdivision 10,
clause (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), or a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and
who is not a lineal ancestor or sibling of the dependent for instruction outside the regular school
day or school year, including tutoring, driver's education offered as part of school curriculum,
regardless of whether it is taken from a public or private entity or summer camps, in grade or
age appropriate curricula that supplement curricula and instruction available during the regular
school year, that assists a dependent to improve knowledge of core curriculum areas or to expand
knowledge and skills under the required academic standards under section 120B.021, subdivision
1
, and the elective standard under section 120B.022, subdivision 1, clause (2), and that do not
include the teaching of religious tenets, doctrines, or worship, the purpose of which is to instill
such tenets, doctrines, or worship;
(2) expenses for textbooks, including books and other instructional materials and equipment
purchased or leased for use in elementary and secondary schools in teaching only those
subjects legally and commonly taught in public elementary and secondary schools in this state.
"Textbooks" does not include instructional books and materials used in the teaching of religious
tenets, doctrines, or worship, the purpose of which is to instill such tenets, doctrines, or worship,
nor does it include books or materials for extracurricular activities including sporting events,
musical or dramatic events, speech activities, driver's education, or similar programs;
(3) a maximum expense of $200 per family for personal computer hardware, excluding single
purpose processors, and educational software that assists a dependent to improve knowledge of
core curriculum areas or to expand knowledge and skills under the required academic standards
under section 120B.021, subdivision 1, and the elective standard under section 120B.022,
subdivision 1
, clause (2), purchased for use in the taxpayer's home and not used in a trade or
business regardless of whether the computer is required by the dependent's school; and
(4) the amount paid to others for transportation of a qualifying child attending an elementary
or secondary school situated in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Wisconsin,
wherein a resident of this state may legally fulfill the state's compulsory attendance laws, which is
not operated for profit, and which adheres to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
chapter 363A.
For purposes of this section, "qualifying child" has the meaning given in section 32(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 2. Limitations. (a) For claimants with income not greater than $33,500, the maximum
credit allowed for a family is $1,000 multiplied by the number of qualifying children in
kindergarten through grade 12 in the family. The maximum credit for families with one qualifying
child in kindergarten through grade 12 is reduced by $1 for each $4 of household income
over $33,500, and the maximum credit for families with two or more qualifying children in
kindergarten through grade 12 is reduced by $2 for each $4 of household income over $33,500,
but in no case is the credit less than zero.
For purposes of this section "income" has the meaning given in section 290.067, subdivision
2a
. In the case of a married claimant, a credit is not allowed unless a joint income tax return is filed.
(b) For a nonresident or part-year resident, the credit determined under subdivision 1 and the
maximum credit amount in paragraph (a) must be allocated using the percentage calculated in
section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).
    Subd. 3. Reduction by alternative minimum tax liability. The amount of the credit allowed
must be reduced by the amount of the taxpayer's liability under section 290.091, determined
before the credit allowed by this section is subtracted from regular tax liability.
    Subd. 4. Credit to be refundable. If the amount of credit that the claimant is eligible to
receive under this section exceeds the claimant's tax liability under this chapter, the commissioner
shall refund the excess to the claimant.
    Subd. 5. Appropriation. An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this section is
appropriated to the commissioner from the general fund.
History: 1Sp1997 c 4 art 13 s 3; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 6 s 32; 1999 c 243 art
2 s 13,14; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 11; 2005 c 151 art 6 s 17; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 10
290.0675 MARRIAGE PENALTY CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section the following terms have the
meanings given.
(b) "Earned income" means the sum of the following, to the extent included in Minnesota
taxable income:
(1) earned income as defined in section 32(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) income received from a retirement pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, or annuity
plan; and
(3) Social Security benefits as defined in section 86(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(c) "Taxable income" means net income as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 19.
(d) "Earned income of lesser-earning spouse" means the earned income of the spouse with
the lesser amount of earned income as defined in paragraph (b) for the taxable year minus the
sum of (i) the amount for one exemption under section 151(d) of the Internal Revenue Code
and (ii) one-half the amount of the standard deduction under section 63(c)(2)(A) and (4) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 2. Credit allowed. A married couple filing a joint return is allowed a credit against the
tax imposed under section 290.06.
    Subd. 3. Credit amount. The credit amount is the difference between the tax on the couple's
joint Minnesota taxable income under the rates and income levels in section 290.06, subdivision
2c
, paragraph (a), as adjusted for the taxable year by section 290.06, subdivision 2d, and the sum
of the tax under the rates and income levels of section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (b), as
adjusted for the taxable year by section 290.06, subdivision 2d, on the earned income of the
lesser-earning spouse, and the tax under the rates and income levels of section 290.06, subdivision
2c
, paragraph (b), as adjusted for the taxable year by section 290.06, subdivision 2d, on the
couple's joint Minnesota taxable income, minus the earned income of the lesser-earning spouse.
The commissioner of revenue shall prepare and make available to taxpayers a comprehensive
table showing the credit under this section at brackets of earnings of the lesser-earning spouse and
joint taxable income. The brackets of earnings shall not be more than $2,000.
    Subd. 4. Nonresidents and part-year residents. For a nonresident or part-year resident, the
credit must be allocated based on the percentage calculated under section 290.06, subdivision 2c,
paragraph (e).
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 2003 c 127 art 3 s 24]
History: 1999 c 243 art 2 s 15; 2000 c 490 art 4 s 22-24; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 40,41; 2002 c
377 art 10 s 12,13; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 12,13; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 4 s 14; 1Sp2005 c 7 s 39; 2006
c 259 art 2 s 6
290.0676 [Renumbered 270C.131 ]
290.0677 MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT.
    Subdivision 1. Credit allowed. (a) An individual is allowed a credit against the tax due
under this chapter equal to $59 for each month or portion thereof that the individual was in active
military service in a designated area after September 11, 2001, while a Minnesota domiciliary.
(b) For active service performed after September 11, 2001, and before December 31, 2006,
the individual may claim the credit in the taxable year beginning after December 31, 2005, and
before January 1, 2007.
(c) For active service performed after December 31, 2006, the individual may claim the
credit for the taxable year in which the active service was performed.
(d) If a Minnesota domiciliary is killed while performing active military service in a
designated area, the individual's surviving spouse or dependent child may take the credit in
the taxable year of the death. If a Minnesota domiciliary was killed while performing active
military service in a designated area between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2006,
the individual's surviving spouse or dependent child may claim this credit in the taxable year
beginning after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2007.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section the following terms have the meanings
given.
(b) "Designated area" means a:
(1) combat zone designated by Executive Order from the President of the United States;
(2) qualified hazardous duty area, designated in Public Law; or
(3) location certified by the U. S. Department of Defense as eligible for combat zone tax
benefits due to the location's direct support of military operations.
(c) "Active military service" means active duty service in any of the United States Armed
Forces, the National Guard, or reserves.
    Subd. 3. Credit refundable. If the amount of credit which the individual is eligible to receive
under this section exceeds the individual's tax liability under this chapter, the commissioner shall
refund the excess to the individual.
    Subd. 4. Appropriation. An amount sufficient to pay the refunds required by this section is
appropriated to the commissioner from the general fund.
History: 2006 c 259 art 1 s 2
290.0679 ASSIGNMENT OF REFUND.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) "Qualifying taxpayer" means a resident who has a child in
kindergarten through grade 12 in the current tax year and who met the income requirements under
section 290.0674, subdivision 2, for receiving the education credit in the tax year preceding the
assignment of the taxpayer's refund.
(b) "Education credit" means the credit allowed under section 290.0674.
(c) "Refund" means an individual income tax refund.
(d) "Financial institution" means a state or federally chartered bank, savings bank, savings
association, or credit union.
(e) "Qualifying organization" means a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
(f) "Assignee" means a financial institution or qualifying organization that is entitled to
receive payment of a refund assigned under this section.
    Subd. 2. Conditions for assignment. A qualifying taxpayer may assign all or part of an
anticipated refund for the current and future taxable years to a financial institution or a qualifying
organization. A financial institution or qualifying organization accepting assignment must pay the
amount secured by the assignment to a third-party vendor. The commissioner of education shall,
upon request from a third-party vendor, certify that the vendor's products and services qualify for
the education credit. A denial of a certification is subject to the contested case procedure under
chapter 14. A financial institution or qualifying organization that accepts assignments under
this section must verify as part of the assignment documentation that the product or service to
be provided by the third-party vendor has been certified by the commissioner of education as
qualifying for the education credit. The amount assigned for the current and future taxable years
may not exceed the maximum allowable education credit for the current taxable year. Both the
taxpayer and spouse must consent to the assignment of a refund from a joint return.
    Subd. 3. Consent for disclosure. When the taxpayer applies to the financial institution or
the qualifying organization for a loan to be secured by the assignment under subdivision 2, the
taxpayer must sign a written consent on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The consent must
authorize the commissioner to disclose to the financial institution or qualifying organization the
total amount of state taxes owed or revenue recapture claims filed under chapter 270A against
the taxpayer, and the total amount of outstanding assignments made by the taxpayer under this
section. For a refund from a joint return, the consent must also authorize the disclosure of taxes,
revenue recapture claims, and assignments relating to the taxpayer's spouse, and must be signed
by the spouse. The financial institution or qualifying organization may request that the taxpayer
provide a copy of the taxpayer's previous year's income tax return, if any, and may assist the
taxpayer in requesting a copy of the previous year's return from the commissioner.
    Subd. 4. Consumer disclosure. (a) A third-party vendor that receives payment of the amount
secured by an assignment must comply with the requirements of this subdivision.
(b) The third-party vendor must disclose to the taxpayer, in plain language:
(1) the cost of each product or service for which the third-party vendor separately charges the
taxpayer;
(2) any fees charged to the taxpayer for tax preparation services; and
(3) for qualifying low-income taxpayers, information on the availability of free tax
preparation services.
(c) The third-party vendor must provide to the taxpayer executed copies of any documents
signed by the taxpayer.
    Subd. 5. Filing of assignment. The commissioner shall prescribe the form of and manner for
filing an assignment of a refund under this section.
    Subd. 6. Effect of assignment. The taxpayer may not revoke an assignment after it has been
filed. The assignee must notify the commissioner if the loan secured by the assignment has been
paid in full, in which case the assignment is canceled. An assignment is in effect until the amount
assigned is refunded in full to the assignee, or until the assignee cancels the assignment.
    Subd. 7. Payment of refund. When a refund assigned under this section is issued by the
commissioner, the proceeds of the refund, as defined in subdivision 1, paragraph (c), must be
distributed in the following order:
(1) to satisfy any delinquent tax obligations of the taxpayer which are owed to the
commissioner;
(2) to claimant agencies to satisfy any revenue recapture claims filed against the taxpayer, in
the order of priority of the claims set forth in section 270A.10;
(3) to assignees to satisfy assignments under this section, based on the order in time in which
the commissioner received the assignments; and
(4) to the taxpayer.
    Subd. 8. Legal action. If there is a dispute between the taxpayer and the assignee after the
commissioner has remitted the taxpayer's refund to the assignee, the taxpayer's only remedy is to
bring an action against the assignee in court to recover the refund. The action must be brought
within two years after the commissioner remits the refund to the assignee. The commissioner
may not be a party to the proceeding.
    Subd. 9. Assignments private data. Information regarding assignments under this section is
classified as private data on individuals.
History: 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 12; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 14,23; 2003 c 130 s 12
290.068 CREDIT FOR INCREASING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
    Subdivision 1. Credit allowed. A corporation, other than a corporation treated as an "S"
corporation under section 290.9725, is allowed a credit against the portion of the franchise tax
computed under section 290.06, subdivision 1, for the taxable year equal to:
(a) 5 percent of the first $2,000,000 of the excess (if any) of
(1) the qualified research expenses for the taxable year, over
(2) the base amount; and
(b) 2.5 percent on all of such excess expenses over $2,000,000.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given.
(a) "Qualified research expenses" means (i) qualified research expenses and basic research
payments as defined in section 41(b) and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code, except it does not
include expenses incurred for qualified research or basic research conducted outside the state of
Minnesota pursuant to section 41(d) and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code; and (ii) contributions
to a nonprofit corporation established and operated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 317A
for the purpose of promoting the establishment and expansion of business in this state, provided
the contributions are invested by the nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing funds
for small, technologically innovative enterprises in Minnesota during the early stages of their
development.
(b) "Qualified research" means qualified research as defined in section 41(d) of the Internal
Revenue Code, except that the term does not include qualified research conducted outside the
state of Minnesota.
(c) "Base amount" means base amount as defined in section 41(c) of the Internal Revenue
Code, except that the average annual gross receipts must be calculated using Minnesota sales or
receipts under section 290.191 and the definitions contained in clauses (a) and (b) shall apply.
    Subd. 3. Limitation; carryover. (a)(1) The credit for the taxable year shall not exceed the
liability for tax. "Liability for tax" for purposes of this section means the tax imposed under this
chapter for the taxable year reduced by the sum of the nonrefundable credits allowed under
this chapter.
(2) In the case of a corporation which is a partner in a partnership, the credit allowed for the
taxable year shall not exceed the lesser of the amount determined under clause (1) for the taxable
year or an amount (separately computed with respect to the corporation's interest in the trade or
business or entity) equal to the amount of tax attributable to that portion of taxable income which
is allocable or apportionable to the corporation's interest in the trade or business or entity.
(b) If the amount of the credit determined under this section for any taxable year exceeds
the limitation under clause (a), the excess shall be a research credit carryover to each of the 15
succeeding taxable years. The entire amount of the excess unused credit for the taxable year shall
be carried first to the earliest of the taxable years to which the credit may be carried and then to
each successive year to which the credit may be carried. The amount of the unused credit which
may be added under this clause shall not exceed the taxpayer's liability for tax less the research
credit for the taxable year.
    Subd. 4. Partnerships. In the case of partnerships the credit shall be allocated in the same
manner provided by section 41(f)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 5. Adjustments; acquisitions and dispositions. If a taxpayer acquires or disposes of
the major portion of a trade or business or the major portion of a separate unit of a trade or business
in a transaction with another taxpayer, the taxpayer's qualified research expenses and base amount
are adjusted in the same manner provided by section 41(f)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
History: 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3 s 6; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 70; art 9 s 1; 1983 c 15 s 8; 1983 c 207 s
8,9,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; art 8 s 12; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 21-23; art 21
s 5-7; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 3 s 4; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 39-44; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25;
1989 c 304 s 137; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 6,16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; art 7 s 11-13; 1992 c 511 art 6 s
19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 14,24; 1997 c 231 art 6 s 13
290.069    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
    Subd. 4a.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
    Subd. 4b.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.0691 [Repealed, 1992 c 511 art 9 s 7]
290.07 NET INCOME; COMPUTATION, ACCOUNTING PERIOD.
    Subdivision 1. Annual accounting period. Net income and taxable net income shall be
computed upon the basis of the taxpayer's annual accounting period. If a taxpayer has no annual
accounting period, or has one other than a fiscal year, as heretofore defined, the net income
and taxable net income shall be computed on the basis of the calendar year. Taxpayers shall
employ the same accounting period on which they report, or would be required to report, their
net income under the Internal Revenue Code. The commissioner shall provide by rule for the
determination of the accounting period for taxpayers who file a combined report under section
290.34, subdivision 2, when members of the group use different accounting periods for federal
income tax purposes. Unless the taxpayer changes its accounting period for federal purposes, the
due date of the return is not changed.
A taxpayer may change accounting periods only with the consent of the commissioner. In
case of any such change, the taxpayer shall pay a tax for the period not included in either the
taxpayer's former or newly adopted taxable year, computed as provided in section 290.32.
    Subd. 2. Accounting methods. Except as specifically provided to the contrary by this
chapter, net income and taxable net income shall be computed in accordance with the method of
accounting regularly employed in keeping the taxpayer's books. If no such accounting system
has been regularly employed, or if that employed does not clearly or fairly reflect income or
the income taxable under this chapter, the computation shall be made in accordance with such
method as in the opinion of the commissioner does clearly and fairly reflect income and the
income taxable under this chapter.
Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, a taxpayer who changes the method
of accounting for regularly computing the taxpayer's income in keeping books shall, before
computing net income and taxable net income under the new method, secure the consent of the
commissioner.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
    Subd. 4. Refunded income. If (a) an item was included in gross income for a prior taxable
year (or years) because it appeared that the taxpayer had an unrestricted right to such item, and (b)
a deduction is allowable for the taxable year because it was established after the close of such
prior taxable year (or years) that the taxpayer did not have an unrestricted right to such item or to
a portion of such item, and (c) the amount of such deduction exceeds $3,000, then the tax imposed
by this chapter for the taxable year shall be the lesser of the following: (d) the tax for the taxable
year computed with such deduction; or (e) an amount equal to (1) the tax for the taxable year
computed without such deduction, minus (2) the decrease in tax under this chapter for the prior
taxable year (or years) which would result solely from the exclusion of such item (or portion
thereof) from gross income for such prior taxable year (or years).
If the decrease in tax ascertained under part (e) (2) of the preceding paragraph exceeds the
tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year (computed without the deduction) such excess
shall be considered to be a payment of tax on the last day prescribed by law for the payment of
tax for the taxable year, and shall be refunded or credited in the same manner as if it were an
overpayment for such taxable year. The preceding paragraph does not apply to any deduction
allowable with respect to an item which was included in gross income by reason of the sale or
other disposition of stock in trade of the taxpayer (or other property of a kind which would
properly have been included in the inventory of the taxpayer if on hand at the close of the prior
taxable year) or property held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary
course of the taxpayer's trade or business. This paragraph shall not apply if the deduction arises
out of refunds or repayments made by a regulated public utility (as defined in section 7701(a)(33)
of the Internal Revenue Code without regard to the limitation contained in the last two sentences
thereof) if such refunds or repayments are required to be made by the government, political
subdivision, agency, or instrumentality referred to in such section.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 5a.[Repealed, 1983 c 15 s 33]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
    Subd. 7. Deductions, credits; time for taking. The deductions and credits provided for in
this chapter shall be taken for a taxable year in which "paid or accrued" or "paid and incurred,"
dependent upon the method of accounting upon the basis of which the net income is computed,
unless in order to clearly reflect the income the deductions or credits should be taken as of a
different period.
The provisions of sections 461 to 468A of the Internal Revenue Code shall determine the
taxable year for which a deduction or credit may be taken.
History: (2394-9) 1933 c 405 s 9; 1939 c 446 s 4; 1945 c 604 s 4,5; 1947 c 635 s 5; 1955 c
426 s 1; 1957 c 621 s 10; 1957 c 772 s 1; 1961 c 507 s 1; 1965 c 488 s 1; 1965 c 489 s 1; 1971 c
761 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 2; 1973 c 711 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 29; 1977 c 376 s 13; 1980 c 419 s 3; 1980 c
607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 60 s 3,27; 1981 c 178 s 17; 1982 c 523 art 40 s 14; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c
342 art 1 s 14,43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 8,9,49; 1986 c 444;
1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 126; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604
art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.071 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.072 [Repealed, 1975 c 349 s 31]
290.073 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.074 [Repealed, 1947 c 635 s 21]
290.075 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.076 [Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
290.077    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 1 s 21]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
290.078 [Repealed, 1965 c 677 s 2]
290.0781 [Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
290.079 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.08 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.0801 [Repealed, 1975 c 349 s 31]
290.0802 SUBTRACTION FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
(a) "Adjusted gross income" means federal adjusted gross income as used in section 22(d) of
the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year, plus a lump sum distribution as defined in section
402(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and less any pension, annuity, or disability benefits
included in federal gross income but not subject to state taxation other than the subtraction
allowed under section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (4).
(b) "Disability income" means disability income as defined in section 22(c)(2)(B)(iii) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
(c) "Nontaxable retirement and disability benefits" means the amount of pension, annuity, or
disability benefits that would be included in the reduction under section 22(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code and pension, annuity, or disability benefits included in federal gross income but
not subject to state taxation.
(d) "Qualified individual" means a qualified individual as defined in section 22(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 2. Subtraction. (a) A qualified individual is allowed a subtraction from federal taxable
income of the individual's subtraction base amount. The excess of the subtraction base amount
over the taxable net income computed without regard to the subtraction for the elderly or disabled
under section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (4), may be used to reduce the amount of a lump
sum distribution subject to tax under section 290.032.
(b)(1) The initial subtraction base amount equals
(i) $12,000 for a married taxpayer filing a joint return if a spouse is a qualified individual,
(ii) $9,600 for a single taxpayer, and
(iii) $6,000 for a married taxpayer filing a separate federal return.
(2) The qualified individual's initial subtraction base amount, then, must be reduced by the
sum of nontaxable retirement and disability benefits and one-half of the amount of adjusted gross
income in excess of the following thresholds:
(i) $18,000 for a married taxpayer filing a joint return if both spouses are qualified individuals,
(ii) $14,500 for a single taxpayer or for a married couple filing a joint return if only one
spouse is a qualified individual, and
(iii) $9,000 for a married taxpayer filing a separate federal return.
(3) In the case of a qualified individual who is under the age of 65, the maximum amount of
the subtraction base may not exceed the taxpayer's disability income.
(4) The resulting amount is the subtraction base amount.
    Subd. 3. Restrictions; married couples. Except in the case of a husband and wife who live
apart at all times during the taxable year, if the taxpayer is married at the close of the taxable
year, the subtraction under subdivision 2 is allowable only if the taxpayers file joint federal and
state income tax returns for the taxable year.
History: 1988 c 719 art 1 s 10; 1989 c 28 s 13,14,25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 19; 1990 c 604
art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 28,46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 15,16; 2000 c 260 s
51; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 31; 2003 c 127 art 3 s 15
290.081 INCOME OF NONRESIDENTS, RECIPROCITY.
(a) The compensation received for the performance of personal or professional services
within this state by an individual whose residence, place of abode, and place customarily returned
to at least once a month is in another state, shall be excluded from gross income to the extent
such compensation is subject to an income tax imposed by the state of residence; provided that
such state allows a similar exclusion of compensation received by residents of Minnesota for
services performed therein.
(b) When it is deemed to be in the best interests of the people of this state, the commissioner
may determine that the provisions of paragraph (a) shall not apply. As long as the provisions of
paragraph (a) apply between Minnesota and Wisconsin, the provisions of paragraph (a) shall
apply to any individual who is domiciled in Wisconsin.
(c) For the purposes of paragraph (a), whenever the Wisconsin tax on Minnesota residents
which would have been paid Wisconsin without paragraph (a) exceeds the Minnesota tax on
Wisconsin residents which would have been paid Minnesota without paragraph (a), or vice versa,
then the state with the net revenue loss resulting from paragraph (a) shall receive from the other
state the amount of such loss. This provision shall be effective for all years beginning after
December 31, 1972. The data used for computing the loss to either state shall be determined on or
before September 30 of the year following the close of the previous calendar year.
(d) Interest is payable on all amounts calculated under paragraph (c) relating to taxable
years beginning after December 31, 2000. Interest accrues from July 1 of the taxable year. The
commissioner of revenue is authorized to enter into agreements with the state of Wisconsin
specifying the reciprocity payment due date, conditions constituting delinquency, interest rates,
and a method for computing interest due.
(e) If an agreement cannot be reached as to the amount of the loss, the commissioner of
revenue and the taxing official of the state of Wisconsin shall each appoint a member of a board of
arbitration and these members shall appoint the third member of the board. The board shall select
one of its members as chair. Such board may administer oaths, take testimony, subpoena witnesses,
and require their attendance, require the production of books, papers and documents, and hold
hearings at such places as are deemed necessary. The board shall then make a determination as to
the amount to be paid the other state which determination shall be final and conclusive.
(f) The commissioner may furnish copies of returns, reports, or other information to the
taxing official of the state of Wisconsin, a member of the board of arbitration, or a consultant
under joint contract with the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin for the purpose of making a
determination as to the amount to be paid the other state under the provisions of this section. Prior
to the release of any information under the provisions of this section, the person to whom the
information is to be released shall sign an agreement which provides that the person will protect
the confidentiality of the returns and information revealed thereby to the extent that it is protected
under the laws of the state of Minnesota.
History: 1941 c 429; 1943 c 656 s 19; 1959 c 10 s 1; 1961 c 213 art 3 s 1; 1967 c 42 s 1;
1973 c 582 s 3; 1973 c 650 art 6 s 1; 1977 c 387 s 1; 1977 c 423 art 1 s 7; 1979 c 303 art 1 s
13; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 9; 1981 c 178 s 25; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 12; art 28 s 1; 1983 c 15 s 11;
1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 48; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 11; 1989 c 184 art 2
s 17; 2002 c 377 art 1 s 2
290.082 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 9 s 43]
290.085 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.086 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.087 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.088 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.089 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.09 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.091 ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX ON PREFERENCE ITEMS.
    Subdivision 1. Imposition of tax. In addition to all other taxes imposed by this chapter a tax
is imposed on individuals, estates, and trusts equal to the excess (if any) of
(a) an amount equal to 6.4 percent of alternative minimum taxable income after subtracting
the exemption amount, over
(b) the regular tax for the taxable year.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. For purposes of the tax imposed by this section, the following terms
have the meanings given:
(a) "Alternative minimum taxable income" means the sum of the following for the taxable
year:
(1) the taxpayer's federal alternative minimum taxable income as defined in section 55(b)(2)
of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) the taxpayer's itemized deductions allowed in computing federal alternative minimum
taxable income, but excluding:
(i) the charitable contribution deduction under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code:
(A) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2006, to the extent that the deduction
exceeds 1.0 percent of adjusted gross income;
(B) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, to the full extent of the deduction.
For purposes of this clause, "adjusted gross income" has the meaning given in section 62 of
the Internal Revenue Code;
(ii) the medical expense deduction;
(iii) the casualty, theft, and disaster loss deduction; and
(iv) the impairment-related work expenses of a disabled person;
(3) for depletion allowances computed under section 613A(c) of the Internal Revenue Code,
with respect to each property (as defined in section 614 of the Internal Revenue Code), to the
extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the excess of the deduction
for depletion allowable under section 611 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year over
the adjusted basis of the property at the end of the taxable year (determined without regard to
the depletion deduction for the taxable year);
(4) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the amount of
the tax preference for intangible drilling cost under section 57(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code
determined without regard to subparagraph (E);
(5) to the extent not included in federal alternative minimum taxable income, the amount of
interest income as provided by section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clause (1); and
(6) the amount of addition required by section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clauses (7), (8),
and (9);
less the sum of the amounts determined under the following:
(1) interest income as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 19b, clause (1);
(2) an overpayment of state income tax as provided by section 290.01, subdivision 19b,
clause (2), to the extent included in federal alternative minimum taxable income;
(3) the amount of investment interest paid or accrued within the taxable year on indebtedness
to the extent that the amount does not exceed net investment income, as defined in section
163(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Interest does not include amounts deducted in computing
federal adjusted gross income; and
(4) amounts subtracted from federal taxable income as provided by section 290.01,
subdivision 19b
, clauses (9) to (16).
In the case of an estate or trust, alternative minimum taxable income must be computed as
provided in section 59(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) "Investment interest" means investment interest as defined in section 163(d)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
(c) "Tentative minimum tax" equals 6.4 percent of alternative minimum taxable income after
subtracting the exemption amount determined under subdivision 3.
(d) "Regular tax" means the tax that would be imposed under this chapter (without regard
to this section and section 290.032), reduced by the sum of the nonrefundable credits allowed
under this chapter.
(e) "Net minimum tax" means the minimum tax imposed by this section.
    Subd. 3. Exemption amount. (a) For purposes of computing the alternative minimum tax,
the exemption amount is:
(1) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2006, the exemption determined under
section 55(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended through December 31, 1992; and
(2) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, $60,000 for married couples filing
joint returns, $30,000 for married individuals filing separate returns, estates, and trusts, and
$45,000 for unmarried individuals.
(b) The exemption amount determined under this subdivision is subject to the phase out
under section 55(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, except that alternative minimum taxable
income as determined under this section must be substituted in the computation of the phase out.
(c) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006, the exemption amount under
paragraph (a), clause (2), must be adjusted for inflation. The commissioner shall make the
inflation adjustments in accordance with section 1(f) of the Internal Revenue Code except that for
the purposes of this subdivision the percentage increase must be determined from the year starting
September 1, 2005, and ending August 31, 2006, as the base year for adjusting for inflation for the
tax year beginning after December 31, 2006. The determination of the commissioner under this
subdivision is not a rule under the Administrative Procedure Act.
    Subd. 4. Part year residents; estates and trusts. (a) An individual who is not a Minnesota
resident for the entire year must compute alternative minimum tax liability using a regular tax
liability determined under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e), without regard to the
provision for allocation to Minnesota. The resulting alternative minimum tax liability must be
multiplied by the fraction defined in section 290.06, subdivision 2c, paragraph (e).
(b) In the case of an estate or trust, the alternative minimum tax liability must be computed
by multiplying alternative minimum taxable income and the exemption amount by a fraction, the
numerator of which is the amount of the taxpayer's alternative minimum taxable income allocated
to this state pursuant to the provisions of sections 290.17 to 290.20, and the denominator of which
is the taxpayer's total alternative minimum taxable income.
    Subd. 5. Tax benefit rule. The tax benefit rule contained in section 59(g) of the Internal
Revenue Code applies to the computation of the tax under this section only to the extent that it
determines if there is an item of tax preference for purposes of subdivision 2, clause (a)(1).
    Subd. 6. Credit for prior years' liability. (a) A credit is allowed against the tax imposed by
this chapter on individuals, trusts, and estates equal to the minimum tax credit for the taxable year.
The minimum tax credit equals the adjusted net minimum tax for taxable years beginning after
December 31, 1988, reduced by the minimum tax credits allowed in a prior taxable year. The
credit may not exceed the excess (if any) for the taxable year of
(1) the regular tax, over
(2) the greater of (i) the tentative alternative minimum tax, or (ii) zero.
(b) The adjusted net minimum tax for a taxable year equals the lesser of the net minimum
tax or the excess (if any) of
(1) the tentative minimum tax, over
(2) 6.4 percent of the sum of
(i) adjusted gross income as defined in section 62 of the Internal Revenue Code,
(ii) interest income as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 19a, clause (1),
(iii) interest on specified private activity bonds, as defined in section 57(a)(5) of the Internal
Revenue Code, to the extent not included under clause (ii),
(iv) depletion as defined in section 57(a)(1), determined without regard to the last sentence
of paragraph (1), of the Internal Revenue Code, less
(v) the deductions allowed in computing alternative minimum taxable income provided in
subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2) of the first series of clauses and clauses (1), (2), and (3)
of the second series of clauses, and
(vi) the exemption amount determined under subdivision 3.
In the case of an individual who is not a Minnesota resident for the entire year, adjusted
net minimum tax must be multiplied by the fraction defined in section 290.06, subdivision 2c,
paragraph (e). In the case of a trust or estate, adjusted net minimum tax must be multiplied by the
fraction defined under subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
History: 1977 c 423 art 1 s 14; 1978 c 767 s 17; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 15; 1980 c 607 art 1 s
15; 1981 c 60 s 11; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3 s 9; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 17; art 40 s 6,14; 1983 c 207 s 13;
1984 c 514 art 2 s 20; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 37; 1Sp1985 c 16 art 2 s 28; 1986 c 398 art 21 s 3;
1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 4; art 3 s 6; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 49-53; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12;
1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 20,21; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 7; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 29,30,46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s
19; art 7 s 15,16; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 10,11; 1994 c 416 art 2 s 3; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 17,18; 1996 c
471 art 1 s 6; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 120; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 12,13; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 16-18; 2000 c 490
art 4 s 25-27; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 13; 2002 c 377 art 2 s 10; 1Sp2002 c 2 s 1; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1
s 9; art 11 s 13; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 11; art 4 s 15; art 10 s 8; 2006 c 259 art 1 s 3

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 2 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 8, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 8, the effective date.
290.092 [Repealed, 1996 c 471 art 9 s 16]
290.0921 CORPORATE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX AFTER 1989.
    Subdivision 1. Tax imposed. In addition to the taxes computed under this chapter without
regard to this section, the franchise tax imposed on corporations includes a tax equal to the
excess, if any, for the taxable year of:
(1) 5.8 percent of Minnesota alternative minimum taxable income; over
(2) the tax imposed under section 290.06, subdivision 1, without regard to this section.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given them.
(b) "Alternative minimum taxable net income" is alternative minimum taxable income,
(1) less the exemption amount, and
(2) apportioned or allocated to Minnesota under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20.
(c) The "exemption amount" is $40,000, reduced, but not below zero, by 25 percent of the
excess of alternative minimum taxable income over $150,000.
(d) "Minnesota alternative minimum taxable income" is alternative minimum taxable
net income, less the deductions for alternative tax net operating loss under subdivision 4; and
dividends received under subdivision 6. The sum of the deductions under this paragraph may not
exceed 90 percent of alternative minimum taxable net income. This limitation does not apply to:
(1) a deduction for dividends paid to or received from a corporation which is subject to tax
under section 290.36 and which is a member of an affiliated group of corporations as defined
by the Internal Revenue Code; or
(2) a deduction for dividends received from a property and casualty insurer as defined under
section 60A.60, subdivision 8, which is a member of an affiliated group of corporations as defined
by the Internal Revenue Code and either: (i) the dividend is eliminated in consolidation under
Treasury Regulation 1.1502-14(a), as amended through December 31, 1989; or (ii) the dividend is
deducted under an election under section 243(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 3. Alternative minimum taxable income. "Alternative minimum taxable income" is
Minnesota net income as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 19, and includes the adjustments
and tax preference items in sections 56, 57, 58, and 59(d), (e), (f), and (h) of the Internal Revenue
Code. If a corporation files a separate company Minnesota tax return, the minimum tax must be
computed on a separate company basis. If a corporation is part of a tax group filing a unitary return,
the minimum tax must be computed on a unitary basis. The following adjustments must be made.
(1) For purposes of the depreciation adjustments under section 56(a)(1) and 56(g)(4)(A) of
the Internal Revenue Code, the basis for depreciable property placed in service in a taxable year
beginning before January 1, 1990, is the adjusted basis for federal income tax purposes, including
any modification made in a taxable year under section 290.01, subdivision 19e, or Minnesota
Statutes 1986, section 290.09, subdivision 7, paragraph (c).
For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2000, the amount of any remaining
modification made under section 290.01, subdivision 19e, or Minnesota Statutes 1986, section
290.09, subdivision 7, paragraph (c), not previously deducted is a depreciation allowance in the
first taxable year after December 31, 2000.
(2) The portion of the depreciation deduction allowed for federal income tax purposes under
section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code that is required as an addition under section 290.01,
subdivision 19c
, clause (16), is disallowed in determining alternative minimum taxable income.
(3) The subtraction for depreciation allowed under section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause
(19), is allowed as a depreciation deduction in determining alternative minimum taxable income.
(4) The alternative tax net operating loss deduction under sections 56(a)(4) and 56(d) of the
Internal Revenue Code does not apply.
(5) The special rule for certain dividends under section 56(g)(4)(C)(ii) of the Internal
Revenue Code does not apply.
(6) The special rule for dividends from section 936 companies under section 56(g)(4)(C)(iii)
does not apply.
(7) The tax preference for depletion under section 57(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
does not apply.
(8) The tax preference for intangible drilling costs under section 57(a)(2) of the Internal
Revenue Code must be calculated without regard to subparagraph (E) and the subtraction under
section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause (4).
(9) The tax preference for tax exempt interest under section 57(a)(5) of the Internal Revenue
Code does not apply.
(10) The tax preference for charitable contributions of appreciated property under section
57(a)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code does not apply.
(11) For purposes of calculating the tax preference for accelerated depreciation or
amortization on certain property placed in service before January 1, 1987, under section 57(a)(7)
of the Internal Revenue Code, the deduction allowable for the taxable year is the deduction
allowed under section 290.01, subdivision 19e.
For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2000, the amount of any remaining
modification made under section 290.01, subdivision 19e, not previously deducted is a
depreciation or amortization allowance in the first taxable year after December 31, 2004.
(12) For purposes of calculating the adjustment for adjusted current earnings in section 56(g)
of the Internal Revenue Code, the term "alternative minimum taxable income" as it is used in
section 56(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, means alternative minimum taxable income as
defined in this subdivision, determined without regard to the adjustment for adjusted current
earnings in section 56(g) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(13) For purposes of determining the amount of adjusted current earnings under section
56(g)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, no adjustment shall be made under section 56(g)(4) of the
Internal Revenue Code with respect to (i) the amount of foreign dividend gross-up subtracted as
provided in section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause (1), (ii) the amount of refunds of income,
excise, or franchise taxes subtracted as provided in section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause (10),
or (iii) the amount of royalties, fees or other like income subtracted as provided in section 290.01,
subdivision 19d
, clause (11).
(14) Alternative minimum taxable income excludes the income from operating in a job
opportunity building zone as provided under section 469.317.
(15) Alternative minimum taxable income excludes the income from operating in a
biotechnology and health sciences industry zone as provided under section 469.337.
(16) Alternative minimum taxable income excludes the income from operating in an
international economic development zone as provided under section 469.326.
Items of tax preference must not be reduced below zero as a result of the modifications in
this subdivision.
    Subd. 3a. Exemptions. The following entities are exempt from the tax imposed by this
section:
(1) cooperatives taxable under subchapter T of the Internal Revenue Code or organized under
chapter 308 or a similar law of another state;
(2) corporations subject to tax under section 60A.15, subdivision 1;
(3) real estate investment trusts;
(4) regulated investment companies or a fund thereof;
(5) entities having a valid election in effect under section 860D(b) of the Internal Revenue
Code; and
(6) small corporations exempt from the federal alternative minimum tax under section
55(e) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 4. Alternative tax net operating loss. (a) An alternative tax net operating loss
deduction is allowed from alternative minimum taxable net income equal to the net operating loss
deduction allowable for the taxable year under section 290.095 with the following modifications:
(1) The amount of the net operating loss deduction must not exceed 90 percent of alternative
minimum taxable net income.
(2) In determining the amount of the net operating loss deduction (i) the net operating
loss under section 290.095 must be adjusted as provided in paragraph (b), and (ii) for taxable
years beginning after December 31, 1989, section 290.095, subdivision 3, must be applied by
substituting "90 percent of alternative minimum taxable net income" for "taxable net income."
(b) The following adjustments must be made to the alternative tax net operating loss
deduction under paragraph (a):
(1) For a loss year beginning after December 31, 1989, the net operating loss for each year
under section 290.095 must be (i) determined with the adjustments provided in sections 56 and
58 of the Internal Revenue Code, as modified by subdivision 3 and (ii) reduced by the items
of tax preference for the year determined under section 57 of the Internal Revenue Code, as
modified by subdivision 3.
(2) For a loss year beginning before January 1, 1990, the amount of the net operating loss
that may be carried over to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1989, equals the amount
which may be carried from the loss year to the first taxable year of the taxpayer beginning after
December 31, 1989.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 2002 c 377 art 10 s 32]
    Subd. 6. Dividends received. (a) A deduction is allowed from alternative minimum taxable
net income equal to the deduction for dividends received under section 290.21, subdivision 4, for
purposes of calculating taxable income under section 290.01, subdivision 29.
(b) The amount of the deduction must not exceed 90 percent of alternative minimum
taxable net income.
This limitation does not apply to:
(1) dividends paid to or received from a corporation which is subject to tax under section
290.36 and which is a member of an affiliated group of corporations as defined by the Internal
Revenue Code; or
(2) dividends received from a property and casualty insurer as defined under section 60A.60,
subdivision 8
, which is a member of an affiliated group of corporations as defined by the
Internal Revenue Code and either: (i) the dividend is eliminated in consolidation under Treasury
Regulation 1.1502-14(a), as amended through December 31, 1989; or (ii) the dividend is deducted
under an election under section 243(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 7. Foreign operating companies. The income and deductions related to foreign
operating companies, as defined in section 290.01, subdivision 6b, that are used to calculate
Minnesota alternative minimum taxable income, are limited to the amounts included for purposes
of calculating taxable income under section 290.01, subdivision 29.
    Subd. 8. Carryover credit. (a) A corporation is allowed a credit against qualified regular
tax for qualified alternative minimum tax previously paid. The credit is allowable only if the
corporation has no tax liability under this section for the taxable year and if the corporation
has an alternative minimum tax credit carryover from a previous year. The credit allowable in
a taxable year equals the lesser of
(1) the excess of the qualified regular tax for the taxable year over the amount computed
under subdivision 1, clause (1), for the taxable year or
(2) the carryover credit to the taxable year.
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given.
(1) "Qualified alternative minimum tax" equals the amount determined under subdivision 1
for the taxable year.
(2) "Qualified regular tax" means the tax imposed under section 290.06, subdivision 1.
(c) The qualified alternative minimum tax for a taxable year is an alternative minimum tax
credit carryover to each of the taxable years succeeding the taxable year. The entire amount of the
credit must be carried to the earliest taxable year to which the amount may be carried. Any unused
portion of the credit must be carried to the following taxable year. No credit may be carried to a
taxable year in which alternative minimum tax was paid.
(d) An acquiring corporation may carry over this credit from a transferor or distributor
corporation in a corporate acquisition. The provisions of section 381 of the Internal Revenue
Code apply in determining the amount of the carryover, if any.
History: 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 22; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 8-11,16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; art 7 s
14; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; art 7 s 17; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 12,14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 19,24; 1998 c
389 art 7 s 8; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 19; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 42; art 9 s 14-16; 2002 c 377 art 1 s 3,4;
art 2 s 11; art 10 s 14; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1 s 10; art 2 s 6; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 10 s 9

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 3 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 9, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 9, the effective date.
290.0922 MINIMUM FEE; CORPORATIONS; PARTNERSHIPS.
    Subdivision 1. Imposition. (a) In addition to the tax imposed by this chapter without regard
to this section, the franchise tax imposed on a corporation required to file under section 289A.08,
subdivision 3
, other than a corporation treated as an "S" corporation under section 290.9725 for
the taxable year includes a tax equal to the following amounts:
If the sum of the corporation's
Minnesota property, payrolls, and sales
or receipts is:
the tax
equals:
less than $500,000
$ 0
$ 500,000 to $
999,999
$ 100
$ 1,000,000 to $
4,999,999
$ 300
$ 5,000,000 to $
9,999,999
$1,000
$ 10,000,000 to $
19,999,999
$2,000
$ 20,000,000 or more
$5,000
(b) A tax is imposed for each taxable year on a corporation required to file a return under
section 289A.12, subdivision 3, that is treated as an "S" corporation under section 290.9725
and on a partnership required to file a return under section 289A.12, subdivision 3, other than
a partnership that derives over 80 percent of its income from farming. The tax imposed under
this paragraph is due on or before the due date of the return for the taxpayer due under section
289A.18, subdivision 1. The commissioner shall prescribe the return to be used for payment of
this tax. The tax under this paragraph is equal to the following amounts:
If the sum of the S corporation's or
partnership's Minnesota property,
payrolls, and sales or receipts is:
the tax
equals:
less than $500,000
$ 0
$ 500,000 to $
999,999
$ 100
$ 1,000,000 to $
4,999,999
$ 300
$ 5,000,000 to $
9,999,999
$1,000
$ 10,000,000 to $
19,999,999
$2,000
$ 20,000,000 or more
$5,000
    Subd. 2. Exemptions. The following entities are exempt from the tax imposed by this section:
(1) corporations exempt from tax under section 290.05;
(2) real estate investment trusts;
(3) regulated investment companies or a fund thereof; and
(4) entities having a valid election in effect under section 860D(b) of the Internal Revenue
Code;
(5) town and farmers' mutual insurance companies;
(6) cooperatives organized under chapter 308A or 308B that provide housing exclusively to
persons age 55 and over and are classified as homesteads under section 273.124, subdivision 3;
(7) an entity, if for the taxable year all of its property is located in a job opportunity building
zone designated under section 469.314 and all of its payroll is a job opportunity building zone
payroll under section 469.310; and
(8) an entity, if for the taxable year all of its property is located in an international economic
development zone designated under section 469.322, and all of its payroll is international
economic development zone payroll under section 469.321. The exemption under this clause
applies to taxable years beginning during the duration of the international economic development
zone.
Entities not specifically exempted by this subdivision are subject to tax under this section,
notwithstanding section 290.05.
    Subd. 3. Definitions. (a) "Minnesota sales or receipts" means the total sales apportioned to
Minnesota pursuant to section 290.191, subdivision 5, the total receipts attributed to Minnesota
pursuant to section 290.191, subdivisions 6 to 8, and/or the total sales or receipts apportioned or
attributed to Minnesota pursuant to any other apportionment formula applicable to the taxpayer.
(b) "Minnesota property" means total Minnesota tangible property as provided in section
290.191, subdivisions 9 to 11, any other tangible property located in Minnesota, but does not
include: (1) property located in a job opportunity building zone designated under section 469.314,
(2) property of a qualified business located in a biotechnology and health sciences industry zone
designated under section 469.334, or (3) for taxable years beginning during the duration of the
zone, property of a qualified business located in the international economic development zone
designated under section 469.322. Intangible property shall not be included in Minnesota property
for purposes of this section. Taxpayers who do not utilize tangible property to apportion income
shall nevertheless include Minnesota property for purposes of this section. On a return for a short
taxable year, the amount of Minnesota property owned, as determined under section 290.191,
shall be included in Minnesota property based on a fraction in which the numerator is the number
of days in the short taxable year and the denominator is 365.
(c) "Minnesota payrolls" means total Minnesota payrolls as provided in section 290.191,
subdivision 12
, but does not include: (1) job opportunity building zone payrolls under section
469.310, subdivision 8, (2) biotechnology and health sciences industry zone payrolls under
section 469.330, subdivision 8, or (3) for taxable years beginning during the duration of the
zone, international economic development zone payrolls under section 469.321, subdivision 9.
Taxpayers who do not utilize payrolls to apportion income shall nevertheless include Minnesota
payrolls for purposes of this section.
    Subd. 4. Partner's pro rata share. For the purposes of this section, a partner's pro rata
share of a partnership's property, payroll, and sales or receipts is not included in the property,
payroll, and sales or receipts of the partner.
History: 1990 c 604 art 2 s 12; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 31,46; art 7 s 15; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 14,19;
art 7 s 18; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1996 c 471 art 1 s 7; art 9 s 1; 1997 c
231 art 6 s 14; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 17; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 1 s 11,12; art 2 s 7; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s
12; art 10 s 10,11; 2006 c 259 art 13 s 4,5

NOTE: Subdivision 2, clause (8), as added by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 10, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 10, the effective date.
NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 3 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3,
article 10, section 11, is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006. Laws 2005,
First Special Session chapter 3, article 10, section 11, the effective date.
290.093 TAX COMPUTATION FOR MUTUAL SAVINGS BANKS CONDUCTING LIFE
INSURANCE BUSINESS.
Mutual savings banks as defined in section 594 of the Internal Revenue Code are subject to a
tax computed on the taxable income determined without regard to any items of gross income or
deductions properly allocable to the business of the life insurance department, at the rates and in
the manner for a corporation not engaged in the business of issuing life insurance contracts.
This section applies only if the life insurance department would, if it were treated as a
separate corporation, qualify as a life insurance company under section 816 of the Internal
Revenue Code.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 55; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s
16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s
24; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 18
290.095 OPERATING LOSS DEDUCTION.
    Subdivision 1. Allowance of deduction. (a) There shall be allowed as a deduction for the
taxable year the amount of any net operating loss deduction as provided in section 172 of the
Internal Revenue Code, subject to the limitations and modifications provided in this section.
(b) A net operating loss deduction shall be available under this section only to corporate
taxpayers except that subdivisions 9 and 11 hereof apply only to individuals, estates, and trusts.
(c) In the case of a regulated investment company or fund thereof, as defined in section
851(a) or 851(g) of the Internal Revenue Code, the deduction provided by this section shall
not be allowed.
    Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
    Subd. 2. Defined and limited. (a) The term "net operating loss" as used in this section shall
mean a net operating loss as defined in section 172(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the
modifications specified in subdivision 4. The deductions provided in section 290.21 and the
modification provided in section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause (10), cannot be used in the
determination of a net operating loss.
(b) The term "net operating loss deduction" as used in this section means the aggregate of
the net operating loss carryovers to the taxable year, computed in accordance with subdivision
3. The provisions of section 172(b) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the carryback of
net operating losses, do not apply.
    Subd. 3. Carryover. (a) A net operating loss incurred in a taxable year: (i) beginning after
December 31, 1986, shall be a net operating loss carryover to each of the 15 taxable years
following the taxable year of such loss; (ii) beginning before January 1, 1987, shall be a net
operating loss carryover to each of the five taxable years following the taxable year of such
loss subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.095; and (iii) beginning
before January 1, 1987, shall be a net operating loss carryback to each of the three taxable years
preceding the loss year subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 290.095.
(b) The entire amount of the net operating loss for any taxable year shall be carried to the
earliest of the taxable years to which such loss may be carried. The portion of such loss which
shall be carried to each of the other taxable years shall be the excess, if any, of the amount of such
loss over the sum of the taxable net income, adjusted by the modifications specified in subdivision
4, for each of the taxable years to which such loss may be carried.
(c) Where a corporation apportions its income under the provisions of section 290.191, the
net operating loss deduction incurred in any taxable year shall be allowed to the extent of the
apportionment ratio of the loss year.
(d) The provisions of sections 381, 382, and 384 of the Internal Revenue Code apply
to carryovers in certain corporate acquisitions and special limitations on net operating loss
carryovers. The limitation amount determined under section 382 shall be applied to net income,
before apportionment, in each post change year to which a loss is carried.
    Subd. 4. Computation and modifications. The following modifications shall be made in
computing a net operating loss in any taxable year and also in computing the taxable net income
for any taxable year before a net operating loss deduction shall be allowed:
(a) No deduction shall be allowed for or with respect to losses connected with income
producing activities if the income therefrom would not be required to be either assignable to this
state or included in computing the taxpayer's taxable net income.
(b) A net operating loss deduction shall not be allowed.
(c) The amount deductible on account of losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets shall
not exceed the amount includable on account of gains from sales or exchanges of capital assets.
(d) Renegotiation of profits for a prior taxable year under the renegotiation laws of the
United States of America, including renegotiation of the profits with a subcontractor, shall not
enter into the computation.
(e) Federal income and excess profits taxes shall not be allowed as a deduction.
    Subd. 5. Return covering less than 12 months. Wherever, under the provisions of this
chapter, any taxpayer is required or permitted to make a return for a period of less than 12 months,
such period shall be deemed a taxable year in the application of the provisions of this section.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 9. Special period of limitation with respect to net operating loss carrybacks. For
the purposes of sections 289A.40 and 289A.50 if the claim for refund relates to an overpayment
attributable to a net operating loss carryback under this section, in lieu of the period of limitation
prescribed in section 289A.40, the period shall be that period which ends with the expiration of
the 15th day of the 46th month following the end of the taxable year of the net operating loss
which results in such carryback, plus any extension of time granted for filing the return, but only
if the return was filed within the extended time.
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 11. Carryback or carryover adjustments. (a) For individuals, estates, and trusts the
amount of a net operating loss that may be carried back or carried over shall be the same dollar
amount allowable in the determination of federal taxable income, provided that, notwithstanding
any other provision, estates and trusts must apply the following adjustments to the amount of
the net operating loss that may be carried back or carried over:
(1) Nonassignable income or losses as required by section 290.17.
(2) Deductions not allocable to Minnesota under section 290.17.
(b) The net operating loss carryback or carryover applied as a deduction in the taxable year to
which the net operating loss is carried back or carried over shall be equal to the net operating loss
carryback or carryover applied in the taxable year in arriving at federal taxable income provided
that trusts and estates must apply the following modifications:
(1) Increase the amount of carryback or carryover applied in the taxable year by the amount
of losses and interest, taxes and other expenses not assignable or allowable to Minnesota incurred
in the taxable year.
(2) Decrease the amount of carryback or carryover applied in the taxable year by the amount
of income not assignable to Minnesota earned in the taxable year. For estates and trusts, the
net operating loss carryback or carryover to the next consecutive taxable year shall be the net
operating loss carryback or carryover as calculated in clause (b) less the amount applied in the
earlier taxable year(s). No additional net operating loss carryback or carryover shall be allowed to
estates and trusts if the entire amount has been used to offset Minnesota income in a year earlier
than was possible on the federal return. However, if a net operating loss carryback or carryover
was allowed to offset federal income in a year earlier than was possible on the Minnesota return,
an estate or trust shall still be allowed to offset Minnesota income but only if the loss was
assignable to Minnesota in the year the loss occurred.
    Subd. 12.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 2 s 57]
History: 1945 c 604 s 28; 1957 c 769 s 2; Ex1957 c 1 art 6 s 2; Ex1959 c 70 art 3 s 8; 1961
c 259 s 1,2; 1963 c 355 s 5-7; 1965 c 402 s 1,2; 1967 c 597 s 1-3; 1971 c 769 s 2; 1973 c 74 s 1-4;
1973 c 711 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 29; 1977 c 376 s 13; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 16; 1980 c 419 s 13,14; 1980
c 607 art 1 s 16,17,32; 1981 c 60 s 27; 1981 c 178 s 38; 1981 c 343 s 6-8; 1982 c 523 art 1 s
18,19; art 29 s 2; art 40 s 7,14; 1983 c 15 s 15; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c
514 art 1 s 8; art 2 s 21; 1985 c 210 art 2 s 3; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 38-40; art 21
s 49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 7,8; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 56-62; 1988 c 719 art 2 s
25-28; art 3 s 4,12; 1989 c 28 s 15,25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 23,24; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 46; 1990 c
604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 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 9 s 2; 1997 c 84 art 2 s 2; 1998 c 389 art 7 s 12; 1999
c 243 art 2 s 20; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 19; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 61
290.10 NONDEDUCTIBLE ITEMS.
Except as provided in section 290.17, subdivision 4, paragraph (i), in computing the net
income of a taxpayer no deduction shall in any case be allowed for expenses, interest and taxes
connected with or allocable against the production or receipt of all income not included in the
measure of the tax imposed by this chapter, except that for corporations engaged in the business
of mining or producing iron ore, the mining of which is subject to the occupation tax imposed
by section 298.01, subdivision 4, this shall not prevent the deduction of expenses and other
items to the extent that the expenses and other items are allowable under this chapter and are not
deductible, capitalizable, retainable in basis, or taken into account by allowance or otherwise
in computing the occupation tax and do not exceed the amounts taken for federal income tax
purposes for that year. Occupation taxes imposed under chapter 298, royalty taxes imposed under
chapter 299, or depletion expenses may not be deducted under this clause.
History: (2394-14) 1933 c 405 s 14; Ex1937 c 49 s 11; 1939 c 446 s 7; 1941 c 550 s 8; 1947
c 635 s 7; 1949 c 541 s 2; 1955 c 83 s 1; 1961 c 504 s 1; 1969 c 610 s 1; 1971 c 432 s 1; 1971 c
769 s 2; 1973 c 279 s 1; 1973 c 711 s 3; 1975 c 349 s 29; 1977 c 376 s 13; 1980 c 607 art 1 s
32; 1981 c 60 s 27; 1981 c 178 s 39; 1Sp1981 c 3 s 3; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 20; art 40 s 14; 1983
c 207 s 14,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 3,8; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 49; 1Sp1985 c
14 art 1 s 41; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 63; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 29;
1992 c 464 art 2 s 3; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 14
290.101 [Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 59]
290.11 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.12 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.13 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.131 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.132 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.133 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.134 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.135 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.136 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.137 [Repealed, 1981 c 60 s 29]
290.138 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.139 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.14 [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 3 s 11]
290.15 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.16 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.165 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.17 GROSS INCOME, ALLOCATION TO STATE.
    Subdivision 1. Scope of allocation rules. (a) The income of resident individuals is not subject
to allocation outside this state. The allocation rules apply to nonresident individuals, estates,
trusts, nonresident partners of partnerships, nonresident shareholders of corporations treated as
"S" corporations under section 290.9725, and all corporations not having such an election in
effect. If a partnership or corporation would not otherwise be subject to the allocation rules, but
conducts a trade or business that is part of a unitary business involving another legal entity that is
subject to the allocation rules, the partnership or corporation is subject to the allocation rules.
(b) Expenses, losses, and other deductions (referred to collectively in this paragraph as
"deductions") must be allocated along with the item or class of gross income to which they are
definitely related for purposes of assignment under this section or apportionment under section
290.191, 290.20, or 290.36. Deductions definitely related to any item of gross income assigned
under subdivision 2, paragraph (e), are assigned to the taxpayer's domicile.
(c) In the case of an individual who is a resident for only part of a taxable year, the individual's
income, gains, losses, and deductions from the distributive share of a partnership, S corporation,
trust, or estate are not subject to allocation outside this state to the extent of the distributive share
multiplied by a ratio, the numerator of which is the number of days the individual was a resident of
this state during the tax year of the partnership, S corporation, trust, or estate, and the denominator
of which is the number of days in the taxable year of the partnership, S corporation, trust, or estate.
    Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 2. Income not derived from conduct of a trade or business. The income of a
taxpayer subject to the allocation rules that is not derived from the conduct of a trade or business
must be assigned in accordance with paragraphs (a) to (f):
(a)(1) Subject to paragraphs (a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(4), income from wages as defined in
section 3401(a) and (f) of the Internal Revenue Code is assigned to this state if, and to the extent
that, the work of the employee is performed within it; all other income from such sources is
treated as income from sources without this state.
Severance pay shall be considered income from labor or personal or professional services.
(2) In the case of an individual who is a nonresident of Minnesota and who is an athlete or
entertainer, income from compensation for labor or personal services performed within this state
shall be determined in the following manner:
(i) The amount of income to be assigned to Minnesota for an individual who is a nonresident
salaried athletic team employee shall be determined by using a fraction in which the denominator
contains the total number of days in which the individual is under a duty to perform for the
employer, and the numerator is the total number of those days spent in Minnesota. For purposes
of this paragraph, off-season training activities, unless conducted at the team's facilities as part of
a team imposed program, are not included in the total number of duty days. Bonuses earned as a
result of play during the regular season or for participation in championship, play-off, or all-star
games must be allocated under the formula. Signing bonuses are not subject to allocation under
the formula if they are not conditional on playing any games for the team, are payable separately
from any other compensation, and are nonrefundable; and
(ii) The amount of income to be assigned to Minnesota for an individual who is a
nonresident, and who is an athlete or entertainer not listed in clause (i), for that person's athletic or
entertainment performance in Minnesota shall be determined by assigning to this state all income
from performances or athletic contests in this state.
(3) For purposes of this section, amounts received by a nonresident as "retirement income"
as defined in section (b)(1) of the State Income Taxation of Pension Income Act, Public Law
104-95, are not considered income derived from carrying on a trade or business or from wages or
other compensation for work an employee performed in Minnesota, and are not taxable under
this chapter.
(4) Wages, otherwise assigned to this state under clause (1) and not qualifying under clause
(3), are not taxable under this chapter if the following conditions are met:
(i) the recipient was not a resident of this state for any part of the taxable year in which the
wages were received; and
(ii) the wages are for work performed while the recipient was a resident of this state.
(b) Income or gains from tangible property located in this state that is not employed in the
business of the recipient of the income or gains must be assigned to this state.
(c) Income or gains from intangible personal property not employed in the business of the
recipient of the income or gains must be assigned to this state if the recipient of the income or
gains is a resident of this state or is a resident trust or estate.
Gain on the sale of a partnership interest is allocable to this state in the ratio of the original
cost of partnership tangible property in this state to the original cost of partnership tangible
property everywhere, determined at the time of the sale. If more than 50 percent of the value
of the partnership's assets consists of intangibles, gain or loss from the sale of the partnership
interest is allocated to this state in accordance with the sales factor of the partnership for its
first full tax period immediately preceding the tax period of the partnership during which the
partnership interest was sold.
Gain on the sale of goodwill or income from a covenant not to compete that is connected
with a business operating all or partially in Minnesota is allocated to this state to the extent that
the income from the business in the year preceding the year of sale was assignable to Minnesota
under subdivision 3.
When an employer pays an employee for a covenant not to compete, the income allocated to
this state is in the ratio of the employee's service in Minnesota in the calendar year preceding
leaving the employment of the employer over the total services performed by the employee for
the employer in that year.
(d) Income from winnings on a bet made by an individual while in Minnesota is assigned
to this state. In this paragraph, "bet" has the meaning given in section 609.75, subdivision 2, as
limited by section 609.75, subdivision 3, clauses (1), (2), and (3).
(e) All items of gross income not covered in paragraphs (a) to (d) and not part of the
taxpayer's income from a trade or business shall be assigned to the taxpayer's domicile.
(f) For the purposes of this section, working as an employee shall not be considered to
be conducting a trade or business.
    Subd. 3. Trade or business income; general rule. All income of a trade or business is
subject to apportionment except nonbusiness income. Income derived from carrying on a trade or
business must be assigned to this state if the trade or business is conducted wholly within this
state, assigned outside this state if conducted wholly without this state and apportioned between
this state and other states and countries under this subdivision if conducted partly within and
partly without this state. For purposes of determining whether a trade or business is carried
on exclusively within or without this state:
(a) A trade or business physically located exclusively within this state is nevertheless carried
on partly within and partly without this state if any of the principles set forth in section 290.191
for the allocation of sales or receipts within or without this state when applied to the taxpayer's
situation result in the allocation of any sales or receipts without this state.
(b) A trade or business physically located exclusively without this state is nevertheless
carried on partly within and partly without this state if any of the principles set forth in section
290.191 for the allocation of sales or receipts within or without this state when applied to
the taxpayer's situation result in the allocation of any sales or receipts within this state. The
jurisdiction to tax such a business under this chapter must be determined in accordance with
sections 290.014 and 290.015.
    Subd. 4. Unitary business principle. (a) If a trade or business conducted wholly within this
state or partly within and partly without this state is part of a unitary business, the entire income
of the unitary business is subject to apportionment pursuant to section 290.191. Notwithstanding
subdivision 2, paragraph (c), none of the income of a unitary business is considered to be derived
from any particular source and none may be allocated to a particular place except as provided by
the applicable apportionment formula. The provisions of this subdivision do not apply to business
income subject to subdivision 5, income of an insurance company, or income of an investment
company determined under section 290.36.
(b) The term "unitary business" means business activities or operations which result in a
flow of value between them. The term may be applied within a single legal entity or between
multiple entities and without regard to whether each entity is a sole proprietorship, a corporation,
a partnership or a trust.
(c) Unity is presumed whenever there is unity of ownership, operation, and use, evidenced
by centralized management or executive force, centralized purchasing, advertising, accounting, or
other controlled interaction, but the absence of these centralized activities will not necessarily
evidence a nonunitary business. Unity is also presumed when business activities or operations are
of mutual benefit, dependent upon or contributory to one another, either individually or as a group.
(d) Where a business operation conducted in Minnesota is owned by a business entity that
carries on business activity outside the state different in kind from that conducted within this
state, and the other business is conducted entirely outside the state, it is presumed that the two
business operations are unitary in nature, interrelated, connected, and interdependent unless it can
be shown to the contrary.
(e) Unity of ownership is not deemed to exist when a corporation is involved unless that
corporation is a member of a group of two or more business entities and more than 50 percent
of the voting stock of each member of the group is directly or indirectly owned by a common
owner or by common owners, either corporate or noncorporate, or by one or more of the member
corporations of the group. For this purpose, the term "voting stock" shall include membership
interests of mutual insurance holding companies formed under section 66A.40.
(f) The net income and apportionment factors under section 290.191 or 290.20 of foreign
corporations and other foreign entities which are part of a unitary business shall not be included
in the net income or the apportionment factors of the unitary business. A foreign corporation or
other foreign entity which is required to file a return under this chapter shall file on a separate
return basis. The net income and apportionment factors under section 290.191 or 290.20 of
foreign operating corporations shall not be included in the net income or the apportionment
factors of the unitary business except as provided in paragraph (g).
(g) The adjusted net income of a foreign operating corporation shall be deemed to be paid as
a dividend on the last day of its taxable year to each shareholder thereof, in proportion to each
shareholder's ownership, with which such corporation is engaged in a unitary business. Such
deemed dividend shall be treated as a dividend under section 290.21, subdivision 4.
Dividends actually paid by a foreign operating corporation to a corporate shareholder
which is a member of the same unitary business as the foreign operating corporation shall be
eliminated from the net income of the unitary business in preparing a combined report for the
unitary business. The adjusted net income of a foreign operating corporation shall be its net
income adjusted as follows:
(1) any taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a
United States possession or political subdivision of any of the foregoing shall be a deduction; and
(2) the subtraction from federal taxable income for payments received from foreign
corporations or foreign operating corporations under section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause
(10), shall not be allowed.
If a foreign operating corporation incurs a net loss, neither income nor deduction from that
corporation shall be included in determining the net income of the unitary business.
(h) For purposes of determining the net income of a unitary business and the factors to be
used in the apportionment of net income pursuant to section 290.191 or 290.20, there must be
included only the income and apportionment factors of domestic corporations or other domestic
entities other than foreign operating corporations that are determined to be part of the unitary
business pursuant to this subdivision, notwithstanding that foreign corporations or other foreign
entities might be included in the unitary business.
(i) Deductions for expenses, interest, or taxes otherwise allowable under this chapter that
are connected with or allocable against dividends, deemed dividends described in paragraph
(g), or royalties, fees, or other like income described in section 290.01, subdivision 19d, clause
(10), shall not be disallowed.
(j) Each corporation or other entity, except a sole proprietorship, that is part of a unitary
business must file combined reports as the commissioner determines. On the reports, all
intercompany transactions between entities included pursuant to paragraph (h) must be
eliminated and the entire net income of the unitary business determined in accordance with
this subdivision is apportioned among the entities by using each entity's Minnesota factors for
apportionment purposes in the numerators of the apportionment formula and the total factors for
apportionment purposes of all entities included pursuant to paragraph (h) in the denominators of
the apportionment formula.
(k) If a corporation has been divested from a unitary business and is included in a combined
report for a fractional part of the common accounting period of the combined report:
(1) its income includable in the combined report is its income incurred for that part of the
year determined by proration or separate accounting; and
(2) its sales, property, and payroll included in the apportionment formula must be prorated
or accounted for separately.
    Subd. 5. Special rule. Notwithstanding subdivisions 3 and 4, all income from the operation
of an athletic team when the visiting team does not share in the gate receipts is assigned to the
state in which the team's operation is based.
    Subd. 6. Nonbusiness income. Nonbusiness income is income of the trade or business that
cannot be apportioned by this state because of the United States Constitution or the Constitution
of the state of Minnesota and includes income that cannot constitutionally be apportioned to this
state because it is derived from a capital transaction that solely serves an investment function.
Nonbusiness income must be allocated under subdivision 2.
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
History: (2394-23) 1933 c 405 s 23; Ex1937 c 49 s 17; 1949 c 734 s 8; 1971 c 152 s 1; 1971
c 730 s 1; 1973 c 650 art 7 s 1; 1977 c 423 art 1 s 11; 1977 c 429 s 63; 1978 c 767 s 18; 1979 c
303 art 1 s 18,19; 1980 c 512 s 6; 1980 c 607 art 1 s 20,21,32; 1981 c 60 s 27; 1981 c 178 s 59;
1Sp1981 c 1 art 9 s 7; 1982 c 523 art 28 s 2; art 40 s 14; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3 s 13; 1983 c 15 s 17;
1983 c 207 s 18,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 24,43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; art 2 s 22-24; 1984 c 655 art 1
s 50; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 31; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 2 s 2; 1987 c 268 art 1 s
73; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 12; art 2 s 30; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 16,17,25; 1989 c 334 art 2 s 51;
1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 25,26; 1990 c 480 art 5 s 2,3; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s
32,33,46; art 7 s 16; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 416 art 2 s 4; 1994 c
587 art 1 s 24; 1996 c 471 art 1 s 8; 1997 c 31 art 1 s 16; 1997 c 84 art 2 s 3; 1997 c 231 art 6 s
15; art 15 s 16; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 21-23; 2000 c 490 art 4 s 28; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 20,21; 2002 c
377 art 10 s 15,16; 2005 c 69 art 2 s 18; 2006 c 259 art 1 s 4
290.171 ENACTMENT OF MULTISTATE TAX COMPACT.
The "Multistate Tax Compact" is hereby enacted into law to the extent provided in this section
and entered into with all jurisdictions legally joining therein, in the form substantially as follows:
Article I. Purposes.
The purposes of this compact are to:
1. Facilitate proper determination of state and local tax liability of multistate taxpayers,
including the equitable apportionment of tax bases and settlement of apportionment disputes.
2. Promote uniformity or compatibility in significant components of tax systems.
3. Facilitate taxpayer convenience and compliance in the filing of tax returns and in other
phases of tax administration.
4. Avoid duplicative taxation.
Article II. Definitions.
As used in this compact:
1. "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States.
2. "Subdivision" means any governmental unit or special district of a state.
3. "Taxpayer" means any corporation, partnership, firm, association, governmental unit or
agency or person acting as a business entity in more than one state.
4. "Income tax" means a tax imposed on or measured by net income including any tax
imposed on or measured by an amount arrived at by deducting expenses from gross income, one
or more forms of which expenses are not specifically and directly related to particular transactions.
5. "Capital stock tax" means a tax measured in any way by the capital of a corporation
considered in its entirety.
6. "Gross receipts tax" means a tax, other than a sales tax, which is imposed on or measured
by the gross volume of business, in terms of gross receipts or in other terms, and in the
determination of which no deduction is allowed which would constitute the tax an income tax.
7. "Sales tax" means a tax imposed with respect to the transfer for a consideration of
ownership, possession or custody of tangible personal property or the rendering of services
measured by the price of the tangible personal property transferred or services rendered and which
is required by state or local law to be separately stated from the sales price by the seller, or which is
customarily separately stated from the sales price, but does not include a tax imposed exclusively
on the sale of a specifically identified commodity or article or class of commodities or articles.
8. "Use tax" means a nonrecurring tax, other than a sales tax, which (a) is imposed on or
with respect to the exercise or enjoyment of any right or power over tangible personal property
incident to the ownership, possession or custody of that property or the leasing of that property
from another including any consumption, keeping, retention, or other use of tangible personal
property and (b) is complementary to a sales tax.
9. "Tax" means an income tax, capital stock tax, gross receipts tax, sales tax, use tax, and any
other tax which has a multistate impact, except that the provisions of article V of this compact
shall apply only to the taxes specifically designated therein.
Article III. Elements of Income Tax Laws.
Article IV. Division of Income.
Article V. Elements of Sales and Use Tax Laws.
Tax Credit.
1. Each purchaser liable for a use tax on tangible personal property shall be entitled to full
credit for the combined amount or amounts of legally imposed sales or use taxes paid by him
with respect to the same property to another state and any subdivision thereof. The credit shall be
applied first against the amount of any use tax due the state, and any unused portion of the credit
shall then be applied against the amount of any use tax due a subdivision.
2. Whenever a vendor receives and accepts in good faith from a purchaser a resale or other
exemption certificate or other written evidence of exemption authorized by the appropriate state
or subdivision taxing authority, the vendor shall be relieved of liability for a sales or use tax with
respect to the transaction.
Article VI. The Commission.
Organization and Management.
1. (a) The multistate tax commission is hereby established. It shall be composed of one
"member" from each party state who shall be the head of the state agency charged with the
administration of the types of taxes to which this compact applies. If there is more than one such
agency the state shall provide by law for the selection of the commission member from the
heads of the relevant agencies. State law may provide that a member of the commission be
represented by an alternate but only if there is on file with the commission written notification
of the designation and identity of the alternate. The attorney general of each party state or his
designee, or other counsel if the laws of the party state specifically provide, shall be entitled to
attend the meetings of the commission, but shall not vote. Such attorneys general, designees, or
other counsel shall receive all notices of meetings required under paragraph 1(e) of this article.
(b) Each party state shall provide by law for the selection of representatives from its
subdivisions affected by this compact to consult with the commission member from that state.
(c) Each member shall be entitled to one vote. The commission shall not act unless a majority
of the members are present, and no action shall be binding unless approved by a majority of the
total number of members.
(d) The commission shall adopt an official seal to be used as it may provide.
(e) The commission shall hold an annual meeting and such other regular meetings as its
bylaws may provide and such special meetings as its executive committee may determine. The
commission bylaws shall specify the dates of the annual and any other regular meetings, and
shall provide for the giving of notice of annual, regular and special meetings. Notices of special
meetings shall include the reasons therefor and an agenda of the items to be considered.
(f) The commission shall elect annually, from among its members, a chairman, a
vice-chairman and a treasurer. The commission shall appoint an executive director who shall
serve at its pleasure, and it shall fix his duties and compensation. The executive director shall be
secretary of the commission. The commission shall make provision for the bonding of such of its
officers and employees as it may deem appropriate.
(g) Irrespective of the civil service, personnel or other merit system laws of any party state,
the executive director shall appoint or discharge such personnel as may be necessary for the
performance of the functions of the commission and shall fix their duties and compensation. The
commission bylaws shall provide for personnel policies and programs.
(h) The commission may borrow, accept or contract for the services of personnel from any
state, the United States, or any other governmental entity.
(i) The commission may accept for any of its purposes and functions any and all donations
and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials and services, conditional or otherwise, from
any governmental entity, and may utilize and dispose of the same.
(j) The commission may establish one or more offices for the transacting of its business.
(k) The commission shall adopt bylaws for the conduct of its business. The commission shall
publish its bylaws in convenient form, and shall file a copy of the bylaws and any amendments
thereto with the appropriate agency or officer in each of the party states.
(l) The commission annually shall make to the governor of each party state a report covering
its activities for the preceding year. Any donation or grant accepted by the commission or services
borrowed shall be reported in the annual report of the commission, and shall include the nature,
amount and conditions, if any, of the donation, gift, grant or services borrowed and the identity of
the donor or lender. The commission may make additional reports as it may deem desirable.
Committees.
2. (a) To assist in the conduct of its business when the full commission is not meeting, the
commission shall have an executive committee of seven members, including the chairman, vice
chairman, treasurer and four other members elected annually by the commission. The executive
committee, subject to the provisions of this compact and consistent with the policies of the
commission, shall function as provided in the bylaws of the commission.
(b) The commission may establish advisory and technical committees, membership on
which may include private persons and public officials, in furthering any of its activities. Such
committees may consider any matter of concern to the commission, including problems of special
interest to any party state and problems dealing with particular types of taxes.
(c) The commission may establish such additional committees as its bylaws may provide.
Powers.
3. In addition to powers conferred elsewhere in this compact, the commission shall have
power to:
(a) Study state and local tax systems and particular types of state and local taxes.
(b) Develop and recommend proposals for an increase in uniformity or compatibility of state
and local tax laws with a view toward encouraging the simplification and improvement of state
and local tax law and administration.
(c) Compile and publish information as in its judgment would assist the party states in
implementation of the compact and taxpayers in complying with state and local tax laws.
(d) Do all things necessary and incidental to the administration of its functions pursuant
to this compact.
Finance.
4. (a) The commission shall submit to the governor or designated officer or officers of each
party state a budget of its estimated expenditures for such period as may be required by the laws
of that state for presentation to the legislature thereof.
(b) Each of the commission's budgets of estimated expenditures shall contain specific
recommendations of the amounts to be appropriated by each of the party states. The total
amount of appropriations requested under any such budget shall be apportioned among the party
states as follows: one-tenth in equal shares; and the remainder in proportion to the amount
of revenue collected by each party state and its subdivisions from income taxes, capital stock
taxes, gross receipts taxes, sales and use taxes. In determining such amounts, the commission
shall employ such available public sources of information as, in its judgment, present the most
equitable and accurate comparisons among the party states. Each of the commission's budgets of
estimated expenditures and requests for appropriations shall indicate the sources used in obtaining
information employed in applying the formula contained in this paragraph.
(c) The commission shall not pledge the credit of any party state. The commission may
meet any of its obligations in whole or in part with funds available to it under paragraph 1(i) of
this article, provided that the commission takes specific action setting aside such funds prior
to incurring any obligation to be met in whole or in part in such manner. Except where the
commission makes use of funds available to it under paragraph 1(i), the commission shall not
incur any obligation prior to the allotment of funds by the party states adequate to meet the same.
(d) The commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The
receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be subject to the audit and accounting
procedures established under its bylaws. All receipts and disbursements of funds handled by the
commission shall be audited yearly by a certified or licensed public accountant and the report of
the audit shall be included in and become part of the annual report of the commission.
(e) The accounts of the commission shall be open at any reasonable time for inspection by
duly constituted officers of the party states and by any persons authorized by the commission.
(f) Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to prevent commission compliance
with laws relating to audit or inspection of accounts by or on behalf of any government
contributing to the support of the commission.
Article VII. Uniform Regulations and Forms.
1. Whenever any two or more party states, or subdivisions of party states, have uniform or
similar provisions of law relating to an income tax, capital stock tax, gross receipts tax, sales or
use tax, the commission may adopt uniform regulations for any phase of the administration of
such law, including assertion of jurisdiction to tax, or prescribing uniform tax forms.
2. Prior to the adoption of any regulation, the commission shall:
(a) As provided in its bylaws, hold at least one public hearing on due notice to all affected
party states and subdivisions thereof and to all taxpayers and other persons who have made timely
request of the commission for advance notice of its regulation-making proceedings.
(b) Afford all affected party states and subdivisions and interested persons an opportunity to
submit relevant written data and views, which shall be considered fully by the commission.
3. The commission shall submit any regulations adopted by it to the appropriate officials of
all party states and subdivisions to which they might apply. Each such state and subdivision shall
consider any such regulation for adoption in accordance with its own laws and procedures.
Article VIII. Interstate Audits.
1. Any party state or subdivision thereof desiring to make or participate in an audit of any
accounts, books, papers, records or other documents may request the commission to perform the
audit on its behalf. In responding to the request, the commission shall have access to and may
examine, at any reasonable time, such accounts, books, papers, records, and other documents
and any relevant property or stock of merchandise. The commission may enter into agreements
with party states or their subdivisions for assistance in performance of the audit. The commission
shall make charges, to be paid by the state or local government or governments for which it
performs the service, for any audits performed by it in order to reimburse itself for the actual
costs incurred in making the audit.
2. The commission may require the attendance of any person within the state where it is
conducting an audit or part thereof at a time and place fixed by it within such state for the
purpose of giving testimony with respect to any account, book, paper, document, other record,
property or stock of merchandise being examined in connection with the audit. If the person is
not within the jurisdiction, he may be required to attend for such purpose at any time and place
fixed by the commission within the state of which he is a resident, provided that such state has
adopted this article.
3. The commission may apply to any court having power to issue compulsory process for
orders in aid of its powers and responsibilities pursuant to this article and any and all such courts
shall have jurisdiction to issue such orders. Failure of any person to obey any such order shall be
punishable as contempt of the issuing court. If the party or subject matter on account of which the
commission seeks an order is within the jurisdiction of the court to which application is made,
such application may be to a court in the state or subdivision on behalf of which the audit is
being made or a court in the state in which the object of the order being sought is situated. The
provisions of this paragraph apply only to courts in a state that has adopted this article.
4. The commission may decline to perform any audit requested if it finds that its available
personnel or other resources are insufficient for the purpose or that, in the terms requested,
the audit is impracticable of satisfactory performance. If the commission, on the basis of its
experience, has reason to believe that an audit of a particular taxpayer, either at a particular time
or on a particular schedule, would be of interest to a number of party states or their subdivisions, it
may offer to make the audit or audits, the offer to be contingent on sufficient participation therein
as determined by the commission.
5. Information obtained by any audit pursuant to this article shall be confidential and
available only for tax purposes to party states, their subdivisions or the United States. Availability
of information shall be in accordance with the laws of the states or subdivisions on whose account
the commission performs the audit, and only through the appropriate agencies or officers of such
states or subdivisions. Nothing in this article shall be construed to require any taxpayer to keep
records for any period not otherwise required by law.
6. Other arrangements made or authorized pursuant to law for cooperative audit by or on
behalf of the party states or any of their subdivisions are not superseded or invalidated by this
article.
7. In no event shall the commission make any charge against a taxpayer for an audit.
8. As used in this article, "tax," in addition to the meaning ascribed to it in article II, means
any tax or license fee imposed in whole or in part for revenue purposes.
Article IX. Arbitration.
1. Whenever the commission finds a need for settling disputes concerning apportionments
and allocations by arbitration, it may adopt a regulation placing this article in effect,
notwithstanding the provisions of article VII.
2. The commission shall select and maintain an arbitration panel composed of officers and
employees of state and local governments and private persons who shall be knowledgeable and
experienced in matters of tax law and administration.
3. Whenever the laws of the party states or subdivisions thereof are substantially identical
with the relevant provisions of this chapter, the taxpayer, by written notice to the commission
and to each party state or subdivision thereof that would be affected, may secure arbitration of
an apportionment or allocation, if he is dissatisfied with the final administrative determination
of the tax agency of the state or subdivision with respect thereto on the ground that it would
subject him to double or multiple taxation by two or more party states or subdivisions thereof.
Each party state and subdivision thereof hereby consents to the arbitration as provided herein, and
agrees to be bound thereby.
4. The arbitration board shall be composed of one person selected by the taxpayer, one by
the agency or agencies involved, and one member of the commission's arbitration panel. If the
agencies involved are unable to agree on the person to be selected by them, such person shall be
selected by lot from the total membership of the arbitration panel. The two persons selected for
the board in the manner provided by the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall jointly select
the third member of the board. If they are unable to agree on the selection, the third member shall
be selected by lot from among the total membership of the arbitration panel. No member of a
board selected by lot shall be qualified to serve if he is an officer or employee or is otherwise
affiliated with any party to the arbitration proceeding. Residence within the jurisdiction of a party
to the arbitration proceeding shall not constitute affiliation within the meaning of this paragraph.
5. The board may sit in any state or subdivision party to the proceeding, in the state of the
taxpayer's incorporation, residence or domicile, in any state where the taxpayer does business, or
in any place that it finds most appropriate for gaining access to evidence relevant to the matter
before it.
6. The board shall give due notice of the times and places of its hearings. The parties shall be
entitled to be heard, to present evidence, and to examine and cross-examine witnesses. The board
shall act by majority vote.
7. The board shall have power to administer oaths, take testimony, subpoena and require
the attendance of witnesses and the production of accounts, books, papers, records, and other
documents, and issue commissions to take testimony. Subpoenas may be signed by any member
of the board. In case of failure to obey a subpoena, and upon application by the board, any judge
of a court of competent jurisdiction of the state in which the board is sitting or in which the person
to whom the subpoena is directed may be found may make an order requiring compliance with
the subpoena, and the court may punish failure to obey the order as a contempt. The provisions of
this paragraph apply only in states that have adopted this article.
8. Unless the parties otherwise agree the expenses and other costs of the arbitration shall be
assessed and allocated among the parties by the board in such manner as it may determine. The
commission shall fix a schedule of compensation for members of arbitration boards and of other
allowable expenses and costs. No officer or employee of a state or local government who serves
as a member of a board shall be entitled to compensation therefor unless he is required on account
of his service to forego the regular compensation attaching to his public employment, but any
such board member shall be entitled to expenses.
9. The board shall determine the disputed apportionment or allocation and any matters
necessary thereto. The determinations of the board shall be final for purposes of making the
apportionment or allocation, but for no other purpose.
10. The board shall file with the commission and with each tax agency represented in the
proceeding: the determination of the board; the board's written statement of its reasons therefor;
the record of the board's proceedings; and any other documents required by the arbitration rules of
the commission to be filed.
11. The commission shall publish the determinations of boards together with the statements
of the reasons therefor.
12. The commission shall adopt and publish rules of procedure and practice and shall
file a copy of such rules and of any amendment thereto with the appropriate agency or officer
in each of the party states.
13. Nothing contained herein shall prevent at any time a written compromise of any matter
or matters in dispute, if otherwise lawful, by the parties to the arbitration proceedings.
Article X. Entry Into Force and Withdrawal.
1. This compact shall become effective as to any other state upon its enactment. The
commission shall arrange for notification of all party states whenever there is a new enactment
of the compact.
2. Any party state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing the
same. No withdrawal shall affect any liability already incurred by or chargeable to a party state
prior to the time of such withdrawal.
3. No proceeding commenced before an arbitration board prior to the withdrawal of a state
and to which the withdrawing state or any subdivision thereof is a party shall be discontinued or
terminated by the withdrawal, nor shall the board thereby lose jurisdiction over any of the parties
to the proceeding necessary to make a binding determination therein.
Article XI. Effect on Other Laws and Jurisdictions.
Nothing in this compact shall be construed to:
(a) Affect the power of any state or subdivision thereof to fix rates of taxation.
(b) Apply to any tax or fixed fee imposed for the registration of a motor vehicle or any tax
on motor fuel, other than a sales tax, provided that the definition of "tax" in article VIII 9 may
apply for the purposes of that article and the commission's powers of study and recommendation
pursuant to article VI 3 may apply.
(c) Withdraw or limit the jurisdiction of any state or local court or administrative officer or
body with respect to any person, corporation or other entity or subject matter, except to the
extent that such jurisdiction is expressly conferred by or pursuant to this compact upon another
agency or body.
(d) Supersede or limit the jurisdiction of any court of the United States.
Article XII. Construction and Severability.
This compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The
provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision
of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any state or of the United States
or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid,
the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government,
agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held
contrary to the constitution of any state participating therein, the compact shall remain in full
force and effect as to the remaining party states and in full force and effect as to the state affected
as to all severable matters.
History: 1983 c 342 art 16 s 1; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 74; 1997 c 7 art 2 s 49
290.172 COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE.
The commissioner of revenue shall represent the state of Minnesota on the multistate tax
commission. The commissioner may be represented on the commission by an alternate designated
by the commissioner. The alternate shall be an employee of the Department of Revenue.
History: 1983 c 342 art 16 s 2; 1985 c 210 art 2 s 5; 1986 c 444
290.173 MULTISTATE COMPACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
There is hereby established the Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee composed
of the commissioner of revenue or the alternate member of the commission designated by the
commissioner, the attorney general or a designee, and two members of the senate, appointed by
the Committee on Committees, and two members of the house of representatives appointed by
the speaker of the house. The chair shall be the member of the Multistate Tax Commission,
representing the state of Minnesota. The committee shall meet at the call of its chair or at the
request of a majority of its members, but in any event not less than three times in each year.
The committee may consider any and all matters relating to recommendations of the Multistate
Tax Commission and the activities of the members in representing the state of Minnesota on
the commission.
History: 1983 c 342 art 16 s 3; 1986 c 444
290.174 INTERSTATE AUDITS.
Article VIII of the Multistate Tax Compact relating to interstate audits shall be in force in
and with respect to the state of Minnesota. For purposes of chapter 270B, the Multistate Tax
Commission will be considered to be a state for purposes of auditing corporate sales, excise, and
income tax returns.
History: 1983 c 342 art 16 s 4; 1984 c 514 art 3 s 4; 1989 c 184 art 2 s 18
290.175 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.18 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.19 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.191 APPORTIONMENT OF NET INCOME.
    Subdivision 1. General rule. (a) Except as otherwise provided in section 290.17, subdivision
5
, the net income from a trade or business carried on partly within and partly without this state
must be apportioned to this state as provided in this section.
(b) For purposes of this section, "state" means a state of the United States, the District of
Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States
or any foreign country.
    Subd. 2. Apportionment formula of general application. (a) Except for those trades or
businesses required to use a different formula under subdivision 3 or section 290.36, and for those
trades or businesses that receive permission to use some other method under section 290.20 or
under subdivision 4, a trade or business required to apportion its net income must apportion its
income to this state on the basis of the percentage obtained by taking the sum of:
(1) the percent for the sales factor under paragraph (b) of the percentage which the sales
made within this state in connection with the trade or business during the tax period are of the
total sales wherever made in connection with the trade or business during the tax period;
(2) the percent for the property factor under paragraph (b) of the percentage which the total
tangible property used by the taxpayer in this state in connection with the trade or business
during the tax period is of the total tangible property, wherever located, used by the taxpayer in
connection with the trade or business during the tax period; and
(3) the percent for the payroll factor under paragraph (b) of the percentage which the
taxpayer's total payrolls paid or incurred in this state or paid in respect to labor performed in this
state in connection with the trade or business during the tax period are of the taxpayer's total
payrolls paid or incurred in connection with the trade or business during the tax period.
(b) For purposes of paragraph (a) and subdivision 3, the following percentages apply for
the taxable years specified:
Taxable years
beginning
during calendar
year
Sales
factor
percent
Property
factor
percent
Payroll
factor
percent
2007
78
11
11
2008
81
9.5
9.5
2009
84
8
8
2010
87
6.5
6.5
2011
90
5
5
2012
93
3.5
3.5
2013
96
2
2
2014 and later
calendar years
100
0
0
    Subd. 3. Apportionment formula for financial institutions. Except for an investment
company required to apportion its income under section 290.36, a financial institution that is
required to apportion its net income must apportion its net income to this state on the basis of
the percentage obtained by taking the sum of:
(1) the percent for the sales factor under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), of the percentage
which the receipts from within this state in connection with the trade or business during the tax
period are of the total receipts in connection with the trade or business during the tax period,
from wherever derived;
(2) the percent for the property factor under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), of the percentage
which the sum of the total tangible property used by the taxpayer in this state and the intangible
property owned by the taxpayer and attributed to this state in connection with the trade or
business during the tax period is of the sum of the total tangible property, wherever located, used
by the taxpayer and the intangible property owned by the taxpayer and attributed to all states in
connection with the trade or business during the tax period; and
(3) the percent for the payroll factor under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), of the percentage
which the taxpayer's total payrolls paid or incurred in this state or paid in respect to labor
performed in this state in connection with the trade or business during the tax period are of
the taxpayer's total payrolls paid or incurred in connection with the trade or business during
the tax period.
    Subd. 4. Apportionment formula for certain mail order businesses. If the business of a
corporation, partnership, or proprietorship consists exclusively of the selling of tangible personal
property and services at retail, as defined in section 297A.61, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), in
response to orders received by United States mail, telephone, facsimile, or other electronic media,
and 99 percent of the taxpayer's property and payroll is within Minnesota, then the taxpayer may
apportion net income to Minnesota based solely upon the percentage that the sales made within
this state in connection with its trade or business during the tax period are of the total sales
wherever made in connection with the trade or business during the tax period. Property and
payroll factors are disregarded. In determining eligibility for this subdivision:
(1) the sale not in the ordinary course of business of tangible or intangible assets used in
conducting business activities must be disregarded; and
(2) property and payroll at a distribution center outside of Minnesota are disregarded if the
sole activity at the distribution center is the filling of orders, and no solicitation of orders occurs at
the distribution center.
    Subd. 5. Determination of sales factor. For purposes of this section, the following rules
apply in determining the sales factor.
(a) The sales factor includes all sales, gross earnings, or receipts received in the ordinary
course of the business, except that the following types of income are not included in the sales
factor:
(1) interest;
(2) dividends;
(3) sales of capital assets as defined in section 1221 of the Internal Revenue Code;
(4) sales of property used in the trade or business, except sales of leased property of a type
which is regularly sold as well as leased;
(5) sales of debt instruments as defined in section 1275(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
or sales of stock; and
(6) royalties, fees, or other like income of a type which qualify for a subtraction from federal
taxable income under section 290.01, subdivision 19d(10).
(b) Sales of tangible personal property are made within this state if the property is received
by a purchaser at a point within this state, and the taxpayer is taxable in this state, regardless of
the f.o.b. point, other conditions of the sale, or the ultimate destination of the property.
(c) Tangible personal property delivered to a common or contract carrier or foreign vessel
for delivery to a purchaser in another state or nation is a sale in that state or nation, regardless
of f.o.b. point or other conditions of the sale.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c), when intoxicating liquor, wine, fermented malt
beverages, cigarettes, or tobacco products are sold to a purchaser who is licensed by a state
or political subdivision to resell this property only within the state of ultimate destination, the
sale is made in that state.
(e) Sales made by or through a corporation that is qualified as a domestic international
sales corporation under section 992 of the Internal Revenue Code are not considered to have
been made within this state.
(f) Sales, rents, royalties, and other income in connection with real property is attributed
to the state in which the property is located.
(g) Receipts from the lease or rental of tangible personal property, including finance leases
and true leases, must be attributed to this state if the property is located in this state and to other
states if the property is not located in this state. Receipts from the lease or rental of moving
property including, but not limited to, motor vehicles, rolling stock, aircraft, vessels, or mobile
equipment are included in the numerator of the receipts factor to the extent that the property is
used in this state. The extent of the use of moving property is determined as follows:
(1) A motor vehicle is used wholly in the state in which it is registered.
(2) The extent that rolling stock is used in this state is determined by multiplying the receipts
from the lease or rental of the rolling stock by a fraction, the numerator of which is the miles
traveled within this state by the leased or rented rolling stock and the denominator of which is
the total miles traveled by the leased or rented rolling stock.
(3) The extent that an aircraft is used in this state is determined by multiplying the receipts
from the lease or rental of the aircraft by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of
landings of the aircraft in this state and the denominator of which is the total number of landings
of the aircraft.
(4) The extent that a vessel, mobile equipment, or other mobile property is used in the state is
determined by multiplying the receipts from the lease or rental of the property by a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days during the taxable year the property was in this state
and the denominator of which is the total days in the taxable year.
(h) Royalties and other income not described in paragraph (a), clause (6), received for the
use of or for the privilege of using intangible property, including patents, know-how, formulas,
designs, processes, patterns, copyrights, trade names, service names, franchises, licenses,
contracts, customer lists, or similar items, must be attributed to the state in which the property is
used by the purchaser. If the property is used in more than one state, the royalties or other income
must be apportioned to this state pro rata according to the portion of use in this state. If the portion
of use in this state cannot be determined, the royalties or other income must be excluded from
both the numerator and the denominator. Intangible property is used in this state if the purchaser
uses the intangible property or the rights therein in the regular course of its business operations in
this state, regardless of the location of the purchaser's customers.
(i) Sales of intangible property are made within the state in which the property is used by the
purchaser. If the property is used in more than one state, the sales must be apportioned to this state
pro rata according to the portion of use in this state. If the portion of use in this state cannot be
determined, the sale must be excluded from both the numerator and the denominator of the sales
factor. Intangible property is used in this state if the purchaser used the intangible property in the
regular course of its business operations in this state.
(j) Receipts from the performance of services must be attributed to the state where the
services are received. For the purposes of this section, receipts from the performance of services
provided to a corporation, partnership, or trust may only be attributed to a state where it has a fixed
place of doing business. If the state where the services are received is not readily determinable or
is a state where the corporation, partnership, or trust receiving the service does not have a fixed
place of doing business, the services shall be deemed to be received at the location of the office of
the customer from which the services were ordered in the regular course of the customer's trade or
business. If the ordering office cannot be determined, the services shall be deemed to be received
at the office of the customer to which the services are billed.
    Subd. 6. Determination of receipts factor for financial institutions. (a) For purposes of
this section, the rules in this subdivision and subdivision 8 apply in determining the receipts
factor for financial institutions.
(b) "Receipts" for this purpose means gross income, including net taxable gain on disposition
of assets, including securities and money market instruments, when derived from transactions and
activities in the regular course of the taxpayer's trade or business.
(c) "Money market instruments" means federal funds sold and securities purchased under
agreements to resell, commercial paper, banker's acceptances, and purchased certificates of
deposit and similar instruments to the extent that the instruments are reflected as assets under
generally accepted accounting principles.
(d) "Securities" means United States Treasury securities, obligations of United States
government agencies and corporations, obligations of state and political subdivisions, corporate
stock, bonds, and other securities, participations in securities backed by mortgages held by United
States or state government agencies, loan-backed securities and similar investments to the extent
the investments are reflected as assets under generally accepted accounting principles.
(e) Receipts from the lease or rental of real or tangible personal property, including both
finance leases and true leases, must be attributed to this state if the property is located in this state.
Receipts from the lease or rental of tangible personal property that is characteristically moving
property, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles, rolling stock, aircraft, vessels, or mobile
equipment are included in the numerator of the receipts factor to the extent that the property is
used in this state. The extent of the use of moving property is determined as follows:
(1) A motor vehicle is used wholly in the state in which it is registered.
(2) The extent that rolling stock is used in this state is determined by multiplying the receipts
from the lease or rental of the rolling stock by a fraction, the numerator of which is the miles
traveled within this state by the leased or rented rolling stock and the denominator of which is
the total miles traveled by the leased or rented rolling stock.
(3) The extent that an aircraft is used in this state is determined by multiplying the receipts
from the lease or rental of the aircraft by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of
landings of the aircraft in this state and the denominator of which is the total number of landings
of the aircraft.
(4) The extent that a vessel, mobile equipment, or other mobile property is used in the state
is determined by multiplying the receipts from the lease or rental of property by a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days during the taxable year the property was in this state
and the denominator of which is the total days in the taxable year.
(f) Interest income and other receipts from assets in the nature of loans that are secured
primarily by real estate or tangible personal property must be attributed to this state if the security
property is located in this state under the principles stated in paragraph (e).
(g) Interest income and other receipts from consumer loans not secured by real or tangible
personal property that are made to residents of this state, whether at a place of business, by
traveling loan officer, by mail, by telephone or other electronic means, must be attributed to
this state.
(h) Interest income and other receipts from commercial loans and installment obligations
that are unsecured by real or tangible personal property or secured by intangible property must
be attributed to this state if the proceeds of the loan are to be applied in this state. If it cannot
be determined where the funds are to be applied, the income and receipts are attributed to the
state in which the office of the borrower from which the application would be made in the regular
course of business is located. If this cannot be determined, the transaction is disregarded in
the apportionment formula.
(i) Interest income and other receipts from a participating financial institution's portion of
participation and syndication loans must be attributed under paragraphs (e) to (h). A participation
loan is an arrangement in which a lender makes a loan to a borrower and then sells, assigns, or
otherwise transfers all or a part of the loan to a purchasing financial institution. A syndication
loan is a loan transaction involving multiple financial institutions in which all the lenders are
named as parties to the loan documentation, are known to the borrower, and have privity of
contract with the borrower.
(j) Interest income and other receipts including service charges from financial institution
credit card and travel and entertainment credit card receivables and credit card holders' fees must
be attributed to the state to which the card charges and fees are regularly billed.
(k) Merchant discount income derived from financial institution credit card holder
transactions with a merchant must be attributed to the state in which the merchant is located.
In the case of merchants located within and outside the state, only receipts from merchant
discounts attributable to sales made from locations within the state are attributed to this state. It is
presumed, subject to rebuttal, that the location of a merchant is the address shown on the invoice
submitted by the merchant to the taxpayer.
(l) Receipts from the performance of fiduciary and other services must be attributed to the
state in which the services are received. For the purposes of this section, services provided to
a corporation, partnership, or trust must be attributed to a state where it has a fixed place of
doing business. If the state where the services are received is not readily determinable or is a
state where the corporation, partnership, or trust does not have a fixed place of doing business,
the services shall be deemed to be received at the location of the office of the customer from
which the services were ordered in the regular course of the customer's trade or business. If the
ordering office cannot be determined, the services shall be deemed to be received at the office of
the customer to which the services are billed.
(m) Receipts from the issuance of travelers checks and money orders must be attributed to
the state in which the checks and money orders are purchased.
(n) Receipts from investments of a financial institution in securities and from money market
instruments must be apportioned to this state based on the ratio that total deposits from this state,
its residents, including any business with an office or other place of business in this state, its
political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities bear to the total deposits from all states,
their residents, their political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities. In the case of an
unregulated financial institution subject to this section, these receipts are apportioned to this state
based on the ratio that its gross business income, excluding such receipts, earned from sources
within this state bears to gross business income, excluding such receipts, earned from sources
within all states. For purposes of this subdivision, deposits made by this state, its residents, its
political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities must be attributed to this state, whether or
not the deposits are accepted or maintained by the taxpayer at locations within this state.
(o) A financial institution's interest in property described in section 290.015, subdivision
3
, paragraph (b), is included in the receipts factor in the same manner as assets in the nature of
securities or money market instruments are included in paragraph (n).
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 7 s 26]
    Subd. 8. Deposit; definition. (a) "Deposit," as used in subdivision 7, has the meanings in
this subdivision.
(b) "Deposit" means the unpaid balance of money or its equivalent received or held by a
financial institution in the usual course of business and for which it has given or is obligated to
give credit, either conditionally or unconditionally, to a commercial, checking, savings, time, or
thrift account whether or not advance notice is required to withdraw the credited funds, or which
is evidenced by its certificate of deposit, thrift certificate, investment certificate, or certificate of
indebtedness, or other similar name, or a check or draft drawn against a deposit account and
certified by the financial institution, or a letter of credit or a traveler's check on which the financial
institution is primarily liable. However, without limiting the generality of the term "money or its
equivalent," any such account or instrument must be regarded as evidencing the receipt of the
equivalent of money when credited or issued in exchange for checks or drafts or for a promissory
note upon which the person obtaining the credit or instrument is primarily or secondarily liable,
or for a charge against a deposit account, or in settlement of checks, drafts, or other instruments
forwarded to the bank for collection.
(c) "Deposit" means trust funds received or held by the financial institution, whether held in
the trust department or held or deposited in any other department of the financial institution.
(d) "Deposit" means money received or held by a financial institution, or the credit given for
money or its equivalent received or held by a financial institution, in the usual course of business
for a special or specific purpose, regardless of the legal relationship so established. Under this
paragraph, "deposit" includes, but is not limited to, escrow funds, funds held as security for an
obligation due to the financial institution or others, including funds held as dealers reserves, or
for securities loaned by the financial institution, funds deposited by a debtor to meet maturing
obligations, funds deposited as advance payment on subscriptions to United States government
securities, funds held for distribution or purchase of securities, funds held to meet its acceptances
or letters of credit, and withheld taxes. It does not include funds received by the financial
institution for immediate application to the reduction of an indebtedness to the receiving financial
institution, or under condition that the receipt of the funds immediately reduces or extinguishes
the indebtedness.
(e) "Deposit" means outstanding drafts, including advice or another such institution, cashier's
checks, money orders, or other officer's checks issued in the usual course of business for any
purpose, but not including those issued in payment for services, dividends, or purchases or other
costs or expenses of the financial institution itself.
(f) "Deposit" means money or its equivalent held as a credit balance by a financial institution
on behalf of its customer if the entity is engaged in soliciting and holding such balances in the
regular course of its business.
(g) Interinstitution fund transfers are not deposits.
    Subd. 9. Determination of property factor; general rules. For all taxpayers, the property
factor includes tangible property, real, personal, and mixed, owned or rented, and used by the
taxpayer in connection with the trade or business, as set forth in subdivision 10. For financial
institutions only, the property factor also includes intangible property, as set forth in subdivision
11. For both tangible and intangible property, the property included in the property factor is the
average of the total property used by the taxpayer in connection with its business during the tax
period. Such averages must be on a commensurate basis for property within and without the state.
    Subd. 10. Property factor; tangible property. (a) Tangible property includes land,
buildings, machinery and equipment, inventories, and other tangible personal property actually
used by the taxpayer during the taxable year in carrying on the business activities of the taxpayer.
Tangible property which is separately allocated under section 290.17 is not includable in the
property factor.
(b) Cash on hand or in banks, shares of stock, notes, bonds, accounts receivable, or other
evidences of indebtedness, special privileges, franchises, and goodwill, are specifically excluded
from the property factor, except as otherwise provided for financial institutions in subdivision 11.
(c) The value of tangible property that is owned by the taxpayer and that is to be used in the
apportionment fraction is the original cost adjusted for any later capital additions or improvements
and partial disposition by reason of sale, exchange, or abandonment.
(d) For purposes of computing the property factor, United States government property that is
used by the taxpayer must be considered owned by the taxpayer.
(e) Property that is rented by the taxpayer is valued at eight times the net annual rental. Net
annual rental is the annual rental paid by the taxpayer less any annual rental received by the
taxpayer from subrentals. If the subrents taken into account in determining the net annual rental
produce a negative or clearly inaccurate value for any item of property, another method that will
properly reflect the value of rented property may be required by the commissioner or requested by
the taxpayer. In no case, however, shall the value be less than an amount which bears the same
ratio to the annual rental paid by the taxpayer for such property as the fair market value of that
portion of the property used by the taxpayer bears to the total fair market value of the rented
property. Rents paid during the year cannot be averaged.
(f) A person filing a combined report shall use this method of calculating the property factor
for all members of the group.
    Subd. 11. Financial institutions; property factor. (a) For financial institutions, the property
factor includes, as well as tangible property, intangible property as set forth in this subdivision.
(b) Intangible personal property must be included at its tax basis for federal income tax
purposes.
(c) Goodwill must not be included in the property factor.
(d) Coin and currency located in this state must be attributed to this state.
(e) Lease financing receivables must be attributed to this state if and to the extent that the
property is located within this state.
(f) Assets in the nature of loans that are secured by real or tangible personal property must be
attributed to this state if and to the extent that the security property is located within this state.
(g) Assets in the nature of consumer loans and installment obligations that are unsecured
or secured by intangible property must be attributed to this state if the loan was made to a
resident of this state.
(h) Assets in the nature of commercial loan and installment obligations that are unsecured by
real or tangible personal property or secured by intangible property must be attributed to this state
if the proceeds of the loan are to be applied in this state. If it cannot be determined where the
funds are to be applied, the assets must be attributed to the state in which there is located the office
of the borrower from which the application would be made in the regular course of business. If
this cannot be determined, the transaction is disregarded in the apportionment formula.
(i) A participating financial institution's portion of participation and syndication loans must
be attributed under paragraphs (e) to (h).
(j) Financial institution credit card and travel and entertainment credit card receivables must
be attributed to the state to which the credit card charges and fees are regularly billed.
(k) Receivables arising from merchant discount income derived from financial institution
credit card holder transactions with a merchant are attributed to the state in which the merchant
is located. In the case of merchants located within and without the state, only receivables from
merchant discounts attributable to sales made from locations within the state are attributed to this
state. It is presumed, subject to rebuttal, that the location of a merchant is the address shown on
the invoice submitted by the merchant to the taxpayer.
(l) Assets in the nature of securities and money market instruments are apportioned to this
state based upon the ratio that total deposits from this state, its residents, its political subdivisions,
agencies and instrumentalities bear to the total deposits from all states, their residents, their
political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities. In the case of an unregulated financial
institution, the assets are apportioned to this state based upon the ratio that its gross business
income earned from sources within this state bears to gross business income earned from sources
within all states. For purposes of this paragraph, deposits made by this state, its residents, its
political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities are attributed to this state, whether or not
the deposits are accepted or maintained by the taxpayer at locations within this state.
(m) A financial institution's interest in any property described in section 290.015, subdivision
3
, paragraph (b), is included in the property factor in the same manner as assets in the nature of
securities or money market instruments are included under paragraph (1).
    Subd. 12. Determination of payroll factor. (a) The payroll factor must be determined
in the same way for all taxpayers.
(b) Wages or salaries must be determined to be paid or incurred in this state if the individual
with respect to whom the wages or salaries are paid is either employed within this state or is
actually engaged in work in the territorial confines of this state, or if working without this state,
is identified with or accountable to an office within this state.
(c) The wages or salaries paid to officers and employees working from offices within this
state are considered payroll within this state even though the officer's and employee's employment
requires them to spend working time without this state. Officers and employees whose
employment requires them to work without the state entirely and who are assigned to an office
without the state, are not considered employees within the state for the purpose of apportionment
even though their salaries are paid from the taxpayer's general offices within the state.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 75; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 31-35; 1989 c 27 art 2 s 6,7; 1989 c 28 s
25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 27; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; art 7 s 17-19; 1992 c
363 art 1 s 11; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 13,14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1995 c 264
art 10 s 9-11; 1996 c 471 art 1 s 9,10; 1997 c 231 art 5 s 9; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 24,25; 1Sp2001 c 5
art 9 s 22; 2002 c 377 art 1 s 5; 2004 c 228 art 1 s 47; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 13,14

NOTE: The amendments to subdivisions 2 and 3 by Laws 2005, First Special Session
chapter 3, article 3, sections 13 and 14, are effective for tax years beginning after December 31,
2006. Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 3, article 3, sections 13 and 14, the effective dates.
290.20 NET INCOME; ALLOCATION TO STATE.
    Subdivision 1. Statutory methods to determine; petition for use of other methods. The
methods prescribed by section 290.191 shall be presumed to determine fairly and correctly the
taxpayer's taxable net income allocable to this state. If the methods prescribed by section 290.191
do not fairly reflect all or any part of taxable net income allocable to this state, the taxpayer may
petition for or the commissioner may require the determination of net income by the use of
another method, if that method fairly reflects net income. These other methods may include:
(1) separate accounting;
(2) excluding any one or more of the factors;
(3) including one or more additional factors; or
(4) some other method.
    Subd. 1a. Petition form. A petition within the meaning of this section must be filed by the
taxpayer in the form required by the commissioner.
    Subd. 2. Nonapplication of statutory methods. The methods prescribed by subdivision 1
shall not be applicable wherever and insofar as the taxpayer's business consists of the mining,
producing, smelting, refining, or any combination of these activities of copper and nickel ores.
History: (2394-26) 1933 c 405 s 26; Ex1937 c 49 s 29; 1939 c 446 s 23; 1947 c 635 s 9;
1967 c 671 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 76,77
290.21 DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED TO CORPORATIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope and application. The following deductions shall be allowed only to
corporations and shall be deductions from a corporation's taxable net income.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1980 c 607 art 9 s 2]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
    Subd. 4. Dividends received from another corporation. (a)(1) Eighty percent of dividends
received by a corporation during the taxable year from another corporation, in which the recipient
owns 20 percent or more of the stock, by vote and value, not including stock described in
section 1504(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code when the corporate stock with respect to which
dividends are paid does not constitute the stock in trade of the taxpayer or would not be included
in the inventory of the taxpayer, or does not constitute property held by the taxpayer primarily for
sale to customers in the ordinary course of the taxpayer's trade or business, or when the trade
or business of the taxpayer does not consist principally of the holding of the stocks and the
collection of the income and gains therefrom; and
(2)(i) the remaining 20 percent of dividends if the dividends received are the stock in an
affiliated company transferred in an overall plan of reorganization and the dividend is eliminated
in consolidation under Treasury Department Regulation 1.1502-14(a), as amended through
December 31, 1989;
(ii) the remaining 20 percent of dividends if the dividends are received from a corporation
which is subject to tax under section 290.36 and which is a member of an affiliated group
of corporations as defined by the Internal Revenue Code and the dividend is eliminated in
consolidation under Treasury Department Regulation 1.1502-14(a), as amended through
December 31, 1989, or is deducted under an election under section 243(b) of the Internal Revenue
Code; or
(iii) the remaining 20 percent of the dividends if the dividends are received from a property
and casualty insurer as defined under section 60A.60, subdivision 8, which is a member of an
affiliated group of corporations as defined by the Internal Revenue Code and either: (A) the
dividend is eliminated in consolidation under Treasury Regulation 1.1502-14(a), as amended
through December 31, 1989; or (B) the dividend is deducted under an election under section
243(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) Seventy percent of dividends received by a corporation during the taxable year from
another corporation in which the recipient owns less than 20 percent of the stock, by vote or
value, not including stock described in section 1504(a)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code when the
corporate stock with respect to which dividends are paid does not constitute the stock in trade of
the taxpayer, or does not constitute property held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers
in the ordinary course of the taxpayer's trade or business, or when the trade or business of the
taxpayer does not consist principally of the holding of the stocks and the collection of income
and gain therefrom.
(c) The dividend deduction provided in this subdivision shall be allowed only with respect to
dividends that are included in a corporation's Minnesota taxable net income for the taxable year.
The dividend deduction provided in this subdivision does not apply to a dividend from a
corporation which, for the taxable year of the corporation in which the distribution is made or for
the next preceding taxable year of the corporation, is a corporation exempt from tax under section
501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The dividend deduction provided in this subdivision applies to the amount of regulated
investment company dividends only to the extent determined under section 854(b) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
The dividend deduction provided in this subdivision shall not be allowed with respect to
any dividend for which a deduction is not allowed under the provisions of section 246(c) of
the Internal Revenue Code.
(d) If dividends received by a corporation that does not have nexus with Minnesota under
the provisions of Public Law 86-272 are included as income on the return of an affiliated
corporation permitted or required to file a combined report under section 290.34, subdivision 2,
then for purposes of this subdivision the determination as to whether the trade or business of the
corporation consists principally of the holding of stocks and the collection of income and gains
therefrom shall be made with reference to the trade or business of the affiliated corporation
having a nexus with Minnesota.
(e) The deduction provided by this subdivision does not apply if the dividends are paid by a
FSC as defined in section 922 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(f) If one or more of the members of the unitary group whose income is included on the
combined report received a dividend, the deduction under this subdivision for each member of the
unitary business required to file a return under this chapter is the product of: (1) 100 percent of the
dividends received by members of the group; (2) the percentage allowed pursuant to paragraph (a)
or (b); and (3) the percentage of the taxpayer's business income apportionable to this state for the
taxable year under section 290.191 or 290.20.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 2 s 56]
History: (2394-27) 1933 c 405 s 27; Ex1937 c 49 s 18; 1939 c 446 s 8; 1941 c 550 s 21;
1943 c 656 s 28; 1947 c 635 s 10; 1949 c 734 s 10; 1951 c 679 s 3; 1953 c 321 s 1; 1955 c 385 s
2; 1955 c 742 s 1; 1955 c 775 s 1; 1961 c 508 s 1; 1963 c 331 s 1; 1965 c 367 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 2;
1973 c 711 s 3; 1974 c 157 s 3; 1975 c 284 s 48; 1975 c 349 s 17,29; 1976 c 2 s 106; 1976 c 334 s
14; 1977 c 376 s 13; 1977 c 386 s 5; 1978 c 463 s 107; 1978 c 766 s 5; 1979 c 303 art 1 s 20;
1980 c 607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 29 art 7 s 31; 1981 c 60 s 27; 1981 c 178 s 62-66; 3Sp1981 c 2
art 3 s 14; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 30; art 29 s 3; art 40 s 14; 1983 c 15 s 18; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983
c 342 art 1 s 27,28,43; 1984 c 502 art 5 s 14,15; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; art 4 s 4; 1985 c 248 s
70; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 46; art 21 s 32,49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 2 s 3; art 3 s
12,13; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 78-80; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 36,37; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1Sp1989 c 1
art 10 s 28; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s
14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 15; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 23; 2002 c 377 art 1 s 6
290.22 ESTATES AND TRUSTS, IMPOSITION OF TAX.
The taxes imposed by this chapter upon individuals shall apply to the income of estates or of
any kind of property held in trust, including:
(1) Income accumulated in trust for the benefit of unborn or unascertained person or persons
with contingent interests, and income accumulated or held for future distribution under the
terms of the will or trust;
(2) Income which is to be distributed currently by the fiduciary to the beneficiaries, and
income collected by a guardian of an infant which is to be held or distributed as the court may
direct;
(3) Income received by estates of deceased persons during the period of administration or
settlement of the estate; and,
(4) Income which, in the discretion of the fiduciary, may be either distributed to the
beneficiaries or accumulated.
History: (2394-28) 1933 c 405 s 28; 1939 c 446 s 9; 1981 c 178 s 67
290.23 [Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
290.24 [Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
290.25 [Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
290.26 EXEMPTION FOR INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, 1983 c 15 s 33]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 6. Individual retirement account; exemption. Any individual retirement account
that is exempt from taxation under the provisions of section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code
shall also be exempt from taxation under the provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
History: (2394-28d) 1939 c 446 s 10; 1945 c 604 s 18; 1957 c 766 s 1; 1971 c 769 s 2; 1973
c 582 s 3; 1973 c 711 s 3; 1974 c 157 s 4; 1975 c 349 s 27; 1976 c 2 s 108; 1977 c 376 s 7,13;
1980 c 607 art 1 s 22,32; 1981 c 60 s 17,27; 1981 c 178 s 73-75; 1982 c 523 art 40 s 14; 1983 c 15
s 19; 1983 c 207 s 19,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 34,49;
1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 126; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604
art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.27 [Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
290.28 [Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
290.281 COMMON TRUST FUND.
    Subdivision 1. Not taxed; defined. A common trust fund shall not be subject to taxation
under this chapter and the definitions provided in and the provisions of section 584 of the Internal
Revenue Code shall apply.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
History: 1945 c 604 s 14; 1974 c 6 s 2; 1975 c 349 s 30; 1981 c 178 s 76; 1982 c 523 art
1 s 32; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s
49; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 14; 1987 c 268 art 126; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s
25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s
14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.29 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.30 FIDUCIARIES, DUTY TO PAY TAX.
Upon notice to the commissioner that any person is acting in a fiduciary capacity, such
fiduciary shall assume the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of the taxpayer in respect of a
tax imposed by this chapter, except as otherwise specifically provided and except that the tax
shall be collected from the estate of the taxpayer, until notice is given that the fiduciary capacity
has terminated.
Upon notice to the commissioner that any person is acting in a fiduciary capacity for a person
subject to the liability specified in section 270C.58, subdivision 1, the fiduciary shall assume,
on behalf of such person, the powers, rights, duties, and privileges of such person under such
section, except that the liability shall be collected from the estate of such person, until notice is
given that the fiduciary capacity has terminated.
Notice under this section shall be given in accordance with rules prescribed by the
commissioner.
History: (2394-29a) 1939 c 446 s 12; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 46; 2005 c
151 art 2 s 17
290.31 PARTNERSHIPS; INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY OF PARTNERS.
    Subdivision 1. Partners, not partnership, subject to tax. A partnership as such shall not
be subject to the income tax imposed by this chapter, but is subject to the tax imposed under
section 290.0922. Persons carrying on business as partners shall be liable for income tax only in
their separate or individual capacities.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 8a.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 12.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 13.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 16.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 17.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 18.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 19.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 66]
    Subd. 20.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 21.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 22.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 23.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 24.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 25.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 26.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
    Subd. 27. Allocation of partnership income to state. The taxable net income of the
partnership shall be assigned to this state under sections 290.17 to 290.20.
    Subd. 28.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
History: (2394-30) 1933 c 405 s 30; Ex1937 c 49 s 20; 1939 c 446 s 13; 1945 c 596 s 2;
1945 c 604 s 30; 1947 c 635 s 11; 1955 c 406 s 1; 1981 c 60 s 18; 1981 c 178 s 77-85; 1982 c 523
art 1 s 33-36; art 40 s 14; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 30,31,43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8;
1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 35-37,49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 83-86,126;
1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 13,16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c
511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.311 PARTNERSHIP GROSS INCOME.
    Subdivision 1. Partners. (a) Partner's modifications. In determining gross income and
Minnesota taxable income of a partner, any modification described in section 290.01, subdivisions
19 to 19f
, which relates to an item of partnership income, gain, loss or deduction shall be made
in accordance with the partner's distributive share, for federal income tax purposes, of the item
to which the modification relates.
(b) Character of items. Each item of partnership income, gain, loss, or deduction shall
have the same character for a partner under this section which it has for federal income tax
purposes. Where an item is not characterized for federal income tax purposes, it shall have the
same character for a partner as if realized directly from the source from which realized by the
partnership, or incurred in the same manner as incurred by the partnership.
(c) Minnesota tax avoidance or evasion. Where a partner's distributive share of an item of
partnership income, gain, loss or deduction is determined for federal income tax purposes by
special provision in the partnership agreement with respect to such item, and where the effect of
such provision is the avoidance or evasion of tax under this section, the partner's distributive share
of such item, and any modifications required with respect thereto shall be determined as if the
partnership agreement made no special provision with respect to such item.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1984 c 514 art 2 s 36]
History: Ex1961 c 51 s 2; 1965 c 51 s 61; 1980 c 419 s 18,19; 1984 c 514 art 2 s 26;
1989 c 28 s 18
290.32 TAXES FOR PART OF YEAR, COMPUTATION.
When under this chapter a taxpayer is permitted or required to make a return for a fractional
part of a year, the tax shall be computed in the same manner as if such fractional part of a year
were an entire year, except:
(1) A taxpayer who is permitted to change the basis for reporting income from a fiscal to a
calendar year shall make a separate return for the period between the close of the taxpayer's last
fiscal year and the following December 31st; if the change is from a calendar to a fiscal year, a
separate return shall be made for the period between the close of the taxpayer's last calendar year
and the date designated as the close of the fiscal year; and if the change is from one fiscal year to
another fiscal year, a separate return shall be made for the period between the close of the former
fiscal year and the date designated as the close of the new fiscal year. The taxable net income, or
for corporations the taxable net income as reduced by the deductions contained in section 290.21,
for any such period shall be put on an annual basis by multiplying the amount thereof by 12 and
dividing by the number of months included in the period for which such separate return is made;
and the tax shall be that part of a tax, computed on the taxable net income put on such annual
basis which the number of months in such period bears to 12 months.
(2) Where any of the enumerated changes in accounting period referred to in clause (1)
involve a 52-53 week fiscal year and any such change results in a short period of less than seven
days, such short period shall be added to and deemed a part of the following taxable year. If the
change results in a short period of seven or more days, but less than 359 days, the taxable net
income, or for corporations the taxable net income as reduced by the deductions contained in
section 290.21, for any such period shall be placed on an annual basis by multiplying such income
by 365 and dividing the result by the same number of days in the short period; and the tax shall
be that part of a tax, computed on the taxable net income placed on such annual basis which the
number of days in such short period bears to 365 days. Where the short period is 359 days or
more, the tax shall be computed in the same manner as if such short period were an entire year.
History: (2394-31) 1933 c 405 s 31; 1955 c 124 s 1; 1980 c 419 s 20; 1981 c 178 s 86;
1982 c 523 art 1 s 37; 1986 c 444
290.33 TAXABLE YEAR EXTENDING INTO CALENDAR YEARS AFFECTED BY
DIFFERENT LAWS.
The tax imposed on a taxpayer for a period beginning in one calendar year, hereinafter
called "first calendar year," and ending in the following calendar year, hereinafter called "second
calendar year," when the law applicable to the first calendar year is different from the law
applicable to the second calendar year, shall be the sum of (1) that proportion of a tax for the
entire period, computed under the law applicable to the first calendar year, which the portion of
such period falling within the first calendar year is of the entire period, and (2) that proportion of a
tax for the entire period, computed under the law applicable to the second calendar year, which
the portion of such period falling within the second calendar year is of the entire period.
History: (2394-32a) 1933 c 405 s 32-1; Ex1937 c 49 s 21
290.34 CORPORATIONS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Business conducted in such a way as to create losses or improper taxable
net income. When any corporation liable to taxation under this chapter conducts its business in
such a manner as, directly or indirectly, to benefit its members or stockholders or any person
or corporation interested in such business or to reduce the income attributable to this state by
selling the commodities or services in which it deals at less than the fair price which might be
obtained therefor, or buying such commodities or services at more than the fair price for which
they might have been obtained, or when any corporation, a substantial portion of whose shares
is owned directly or indirectly by another corporation, deals in the commodities or services of
the latter corporation in such a manner as to create a loss or improper net income or to reduce
the taxable net income attributable to this state, the commissioner of revenue may determine the
amount of its income so as to reflect what would have been its reasonable taxable net income but
for the arrangements causing the understatement of its taxable net income or the overstatement
of its losses, having regard to the fair profits which, but for any agreement, arrangement, or
understanding, might have been or could have been obtained from such business.
    Subd. 2. Affiliated or related corporations, combined report. When a corporation which
is required to file an income tax return is affiliated with or related to any other corporation through
stock ownership by the same interests or as parent or subsidiary corporations, or has its income
regulated through contract or other arrangement, the commissioner of revenue may permit or
require such combined report as, in the commissioner's opinion, is necessary in order to determine
the taxable net income of any one of the affiliated or related corporations.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1983 c 15 s 33]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
History: (2394-32) 1933 c 405 s 32; 1941 c 458; 1941 c 550 s 13; 1973 c 582 s 3; 1981
c 178 s 87; 3Sp1981 c 2 art 3 s 15; 1982 c 523 art 29 s 4; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 32; 1986 c 444;
1Sp1986 c 1 art 3 s 15; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 87; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 38
290.35 [Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
290.36 INVESTMENT COMPANIES; REPORT OF NET INCOME; COMPUTATION OF
AMOUNT OF INCOME ALLOCABLE TO STATE.
The taxable net income of investment companies shall be computed as follows:
Each investment company transacting business as such in this state shall report to the
commissioner the net income returned by the company for the taxable year to the United States
under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, less the credits provided therein and subject to
the adjustments required by this chapter. The commissioner shall compute therefrom the taxable
net income of the investment company by assigning to this state that proportion of such net
income, less such credits which the aggregate of the gross payments collected by the company
during the taxable year from old and new business upon investment contracts issued by the
company and held by residents of this state, bears to the total amount of the gross payments
collected during such year by the company from such business upon investment contracts issued
by the company and held by persons residing within the state and elsewhere.
As used in this section, the term "investment company" means any person, copartnership,
association, or corporation, whether local or foreign, coming within the purview of section 54.26,
and who or which is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (United States Code,
title 15, section 80a-1 and following), as amended through December 31, 1986, and who or which
solicits or receives payments to be made to itself and which issues therefor, or has issued therefor
and has or shall have outstanding so-called bonds, shares, coupons, certificates of membership,
or other evidences of obligation or agreement or pretended agreement to return to the holders
or owners thereof money or anything of value at some future date; and as to whom the gross
payments received during the taxable year in question upon outstanding investment contracts,
plus interest and dividends earned on investment contracts determined by prorating the total
dividends and interest for the taxable year in question in the same proportion that certificate
reserves as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended through December
31, 1986, is to total assets, shall be at least 50 percent of the company's gross payments upon
investment contracts plus gross income from all other sources except dividends from subsidiaries
for the taxable year in question. The term "investment contract" shall mean any such so-called
bonds, shares, coupons, certificates of membership, or other evidences of obligation or agreement
or pretended agreement issued by an investment company.
History: (2394-32c) 1933 c 405 s 32-3; Ex1937 c 49 s 21; 1947 c 635 s 19; 1977 c 386 s 6;
1980 c 607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 60 s 27; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 38; art 40 s 14; 1983 c 207 s 43; 1983 c
342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9;
art 2 s 4; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 89; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991
c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.361 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
290.362 [Renumbered 290.085]
290.363 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.37 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.371 NOTICE OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES REPORT.
    Subdivision 1. Report required. Every corporation that, during any calendar year or fiscal
accounting year beginning after December 31, 1986, obtained any business from within this
state as described in section 290.015, subdivision 1, except corporations specifically exempted
under subdivision 2, must file a notice of business activities report, as provided in this section.
Filing of the report is not a factor in determining whether a corporation is subject to taxation
under this chapter.
    Subd. 2.MS 1987 Supp [Repealed, 1988 c 719 art 2 s 56]
    Subd. 2. Exemptions. A corporation is not required to file a notice of business activities
report if:
(1) by the end of an accounting period for which it was otherwise required to file a notice
of business activities report under this section, it had received a certificate of authority to do
business in this state;
(2) a timely return has been filed under section 289A.08;
(3) the corporation is exempt from taxation under this chapter pursuant to section 290.05; or
(4) the corporation's activities in Minnesota, or the interests in property which it owns,
consist solely of activities or property exempted from jurisdiction to tax under section 290.015,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b).
    Subd. 3. Annual filing. Every corporation not exempt under subdivision 2 must file annually
a notice of business activities report, including such forms as the commissioner may require, with
respect to each of its calendar or fiscal accounting years beginning after December 31, 1986, on or
before the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of the calendar or fiscal accounting year.
    Subd. 4. Failure to file timely report. (a) Any corporation required to file a notice of
business activities report does not have any cause of action upon which it may bring suit under
Minnesota law, except for issues related to its Minnesota tax liability, unless the corporation
has filed a notice of business activities report.
(b) The failure of a corporation to file a timely report prevents the use of the courts in this
state, except regarding activities and property described in section 290.015, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), for all contracts executed and all causes of action that arose at any time before the
end of the last accounting period for which the corporation failed to file a required report.
(c) The court in which the issues arise must excuse the corporation for its failure to file a
report when due, and restore the corporation's cause of action under the laws of this state, if the
corporation has paid all taxes, interest, and civil penalties due the state for all periods, or provided
for payment of them by adequate security or bond approved by the commissioner.
(d) Pursuant to section 270B.14, subdivision 6, the commissioner may acknowledge whether
or not a particular corporation has filed with the commissioner reports or returns required by
this chapter if the acknowledgment:
(1) is to a party in a civil action;
(2) relates to the filing status of another party in the same civil action; and
(3) is in response to a written request accompanied by a copy of the summons and complaint
in the civil action.
    Subd. 5.[Renumbered subd 4]
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 92; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 41-44; 1989 c 27 art 2 s 8; 1989 c 184
art 2 s 19; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 46; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art
6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 416 art 2 s 5; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1997 c 231 art 6 s
16; 1998 c 389 art 6 s 16
290.38 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.39 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.391 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.40 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.41 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.42 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.43 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.431 NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.
Every individual who files an income tax return or property tax refund claim form may
designate on their original return that $1 or more shall be added to the tax or deducted from the
refund that would otherwise be payable by or to that individual and paid into an account to be
established for the management of nongame wildlife. The commissioner of revenue shall, on the
income tax return and the property tax refund claim form, notify filers of their right to designate
that a portion of their tax or refund shall be paid into the nongame wildlife management account.
The sum of the amounts so designated to be paid shall be credited to the nongame wildlife
management account for use by the nongame program of the section of wildlife in the Department
of Natural Resources. All interest earned on money accrued, gifts to the program, contributions to
the program, and reimbursements of expenditures in the nongame wildlife management account
shall be credited to the account by the commissioner of finance, except that gifts or contributions
received directly by the commissioner of natural resources and directed by the contributor for
use in specific nongame field projects or geographic areas shall be handled according to section
84.085, subdivision 1. The commissioner of natural resources shall submit a work program
for each fiscal year and semiannual progress reports to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources in the form determined by the commission. None of the money provided in
this section may be expended unless the commission has approved the work program.
The state pledges and agrees with all contributors to the nongame wildlife management
account to use the funds contributed solely for the management of nongame wildlife projects
and further agrees that it will not impose additional conditions or restrictions that will limit or
otherwise restrict the ability of the commissioner of natural resources to use the available funds
for the most efficient and effective management of nongame wildlife.
History: 1980 c 607 art 1 s 24; 1981 c 356 s 340; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 42; 1983 c 342 art 1 s
35; 1984 c 514 art 2 s 28; 1986 c 383 s 14; 1988 c 690 art 1 s 1; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 269; 1999 c
231 s 178; 2000 c 495 s 47; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50; 2006 c 243 s 21
290.432 CORPORATE NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.
A corporation that files an income tax return may designate on its original return that $1 or
more shall be added to the tax or deducted from the refund that would otherwise be payable by
or to that corporation and paid into the nongame wildlife management account established by
section 290.431 for use by the section of wildlife in the Department of Natural Resources for its
nongame wildlife program. The commissioner of revenue shall, on the corporate tax return, notify
filers of their right to designate that a portion of their tax return be paid into the nongame wildlife
management account for the protection of endangered natural resources. All interest earned
on money accrued, gifts to the program, contributions to the program, and reimbursements of
expenditures in the nongame wildlife management account shall be credited to the account by the
commissioner of finance, except that gifts or contributions received directly by the commissioner
of natural resources and directed by the contributor for use in specific nongame field projects or
geographic areas shall be handled according to section 84.085, subdivision 1. The commissioner
of natural resources shall submit a work program for each fiscal year to the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources in the form determined by the commission. None of the
money provided in this section may be spent unless the commission has approved the work
program.
The state pledges and agrees with all corporate contributors to the nongame wildlife account
to use the funds contributed solely for the nongame wildlife program and further agrees that
it will not impose additional conditions or restrictions that will limit or otherwise restrict the
ability of the commissioner of natural resources to use the available funds for the most efficient
and effective management of those programs.
History: 1989 c 335 art 1 s 189; 1999 c 231 s 179; 2000 c 495 s 48; 2003 c 112 art 2 s
50; 2006 c 243 s 21
290.44 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.45 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.46 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.47 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.48 LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH; PRESUMPTION OF JEOPARDY.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 2 s 49]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 2 s 49]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 16 s 12]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1983 c 15 s 33]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1992 c 511 art 7 s 26]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1991 c 291 art 16 s 12]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 2 s 49]
    Subd. 10. Presumptions where owner of large amount of cash is not identified. (a) If the
individual who is in physical possession of cash in excess of $10,000 does not claim such cash, or
does not claim it belongs to another person whose identity the commissioner can readily ascertain
and who acknowledges ownership of such cash, then, for purposes of section 270C.36, it shall
be presumed that the cash represents gross income of a single individual for the taxable year in
which the possession occurs, and that the collection of tax will be jeopardized by delay.
(b) In the case of any assessment resulting from the application of clause (a), the entire
amount of the cash shall be treated as taxable income for the taxable year in which the possession
occurs, such income shall be treated as taxable at an eight percent rate, and except as provided
in clause (c), the possessor of the cash shall be treated (solely with respect to the cash) as the
taxpayer for purposes of this chapter and the assessment and collection of the tax.
(c) If, after an assessment resulting from the application of clause (a), the assessment is
abated and replaced by an assessment against the owner of the cash, the later assessment shall be
treated for purposes of all laws relating to lien, levy, and collection as relating back to the date
of the original assessment.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the definitions contained in section 6867 of the Internal
Revenue Code shall apply.
History: (2394-45) 1933 c 405 s 45; 1957 c 763 s 1,2; 1959 c 367 s 3-5; 1959 c 596 s 1;
1965 c 464 s 1; 1969 c 305 s 1; 1978 c 674 s 60; 1978 c 767 s 21,22; 1981 c 178 s 93; 1982 c 523
art 2 s 29-32; 1983 c 207 s 25,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art
21 s 49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 101; 1988 c
719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19;
1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 2006 c 212 art 3 s 26
290.49 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.491 TAX ON GAIN; DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY.
(a) Any tax due under this chapter on a gain realized on a forced sale pursuant to foreclosure
of a mortgage or other security interest in agricultural production property, other real property,
or equipment, used in a farm business that was owned and operated by the taxpayer shall be a
dischargeable debt in a bankruptcy proceeding under United States Code, title 11, section 727.
(b) Income realized on a sale or exchange of agricultural production property, other real
property, or equipment, used in a farm business that was owned and operated by the taxpayer shall
be exempt from taxation under this chapter, if the taxpayer was insolvent at the time of the sale
and the proceeds of the sale were used solely to discharge indebtedness secured by a mortgage,
lien, or other security interest on the property sold. For purposes of this section, "insolvent" means
insolvent as defined in section 108(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This paragraph applies
only to the extent that the gain is includable in federal taxable income or in the computation of
the alternative minimum taxable income under section 290.091 for purposes of the alternative
minimum tax. The amount of the exemption is limited to the excess of the taxpayer's (1) liabilities
over (2) the total assets and any exclusion claimed under section 108 of the Internal Revenue
Code determined immediately before application of this paragraph.
(c) For purposes of this section, any tax due under this chapter specifically includes, but is
not limited to, tax imposed under sections 290.02 and 290.03 on income derived from a sale or
exchange, whether constituting gain, discharge of indebtedness or recapture of depreciation
deductions, or the alternative minimum tax imposed under section 290.091.
History: 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 50; 1986 c 398 art 21 s 4; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268
art 1 s 102,126; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 16; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c
291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.50 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.501 [Repealed, 1983 c 342 art 1 s 44]
290.51 [Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 2 s 49]
290.52 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 2 s 18]
290.521 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.522 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.523 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.53    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 1a.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 2a.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 3a.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 2 s 18]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.531 [Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 14 s 25]
290.54 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.56 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.57 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.58 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.59 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.60 [Repealed, 1981 c 178 s 119]
290.61 [Repealed, 1989 c 184 art 1 s 20]
290.611 [Renumbered 270B.131]
290.612 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 10 s 12]
290.62 MS 1965 [Repealed, Ex1967 c 48 s 91]
290.62 DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES.
All revenues derived from the taxes, interest, penalties and charges under this chapter shall,
notwithstanding any other provisions of law, be paid into the state treasury and credited to the
general fund, and be distributed as follows:
(1) There shall, notwithstanding any other provision of the law, be paid from this general fund
all refunds of taxes erroneously collected from taxpayers under this chapter as provided herein;
(2) There is hereby appropriated to the persons entitled to payment herein, from the fund or
account in the state treasury to which the money was credited, an amount sufficient to make the
refund and payment.
History: Ex1967 c 48 s 90; 1969 c 399 s 28; Ex1971 c 31 art 20 s 9; 1980 c 419 s 25
290.621 [Temporary]
290.623 [Repealed, 1947 c 633 s 22]
290.65 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.66 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.67 [Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73]
290.68 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.69 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.91 [Renumbered 270C.20]
290.92 TAX WITHHELD AT SOURCE UPON WAGES; OTHER PAYMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (1) Wages. For purposes of this section, the term "wages" means
the same as that term is defined in section 3401(a) and (f) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(2) Payroll period. For purposes of this section the term "payroll period" means a period
for which a payment of wages is ordinarily made to the employee by the employee's employer,
and the term "miscellaneous payroll period" means a payroll period other than a daily, weekly,
biweekly, semimonthly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual payroll period.
(3) Employee. For purposes of this section the term "employee" means any resident
individual performing services for an employer, either within or without, or both within and
without the state of Minnesota, and every nonresident individual performing services within the
state of Minnesota, the performance of which services constitute, establish, and determine the
relationship between the parties as that of employer and employee. As used in the preceding
sentence, the term "employee" includes an officer of a corporation, and an officer, employee, or
elected official of the United States, a state, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of
Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing.
(4) Employer. For purposes of this section the term "employer" means any person, including
individuals, fiduciaries, estates, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations
transacting business in or deriving any income from sources within the state of Minnesota for
whom an individual performs or performed any service, of whatever nature, as the employee of
such person, except that if the person for whom the individual performs or performed the services
does not have control of the payment of the wages for such services, the term "employer," except
for purposes of paragraph (1), means the person having control of the payment of such wages. As
used in the preceding sentence, the term "employer" includes any corporation, individual, estate,
trust, or organization which is exempt from taxation under section 290.05 and further includes,
but is not limited to, officers of corporations who have control, either individually or jointly with
another or others, of the payment of the wages.
(5) Number of withholding exemptions claimed. For purposes of this section, the term
"number of withholding exemptions claimed" means the number of withholding exemptions
claimed in a withholding exemption certificate in effect under subdivision 5, except that if no
such certificate is in effect, the number of withholding exemptions claimed shall be considered
to be zero.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, Ex1967 c 32 art 14 s 12]
    Subd. 2a. Collection at source. (1) Deductions. Every employer making payment of wages
shall deduct and withhold upon such wages a tax as provided in this section.
(2) Withholding on payroll period. The employer shall withhold the tax on the basis of
each payroll period or as otherwise provided in this section.
(3) Withholding tables. Unless the amount of tax to be withheld is determined as provided
in subdivision 3, the amount of tax to be withheld for each individual shall be based upon tables
to be prepared and distributed by the commissioner. The tables shall be computed for the several
permissible withholding periods and shall take account of exemptions allowed under this section;
and the amounts computed for withholding shall be such that the amount withheld for any
individual during the individual's taxable year shall approximate in the aggregate as closely as
possible the tax which is levied and imposed under this chapter for that taxable year, upon the
individual's salary, wages, or compensation for personal services of any kind for the employer.
(4) Miscellaneous payroll period. If wages are paid with respect to a period which is not a
payroll period, the amount to be deducted and withheld shall be that applicable in the case of a
miscellaneous payroll period containing a number of days, including Sundays and holidays, equal
to the number of days in the period with respect to which such wages are paid.
(5) Miscellaneous payroll period. (a) In any case in which wages are paid by an employer
without regard to any payroll period or other period, the amount to be deducted and withheld
shall be that applicable in the case of a miscellaneous payroll period containing a number of days
equal to the number of days, including Sundays and holidays, which have elapsed since the
date of the last payment of such wages by such employer during the calendar year, or the date
of commencement of employment with such employer during such year, or January 1 of such
year, whichever is the later.
(b) In any case in which the period, or the time described in clause (a), in respect of any
wages is less than one week, the commissioner, under rules prescribed by the commissioner, may
authorize an employer to determine the amount to be deducted and withheld under the tables
applicable in the case of a weekly payroll period, in which case the aggregate of the wages paid to
the employee during the calendar week shall be considered the weekly wages.
(6) Wages computed to nearest dollar. If the wages exceed the highest bracket, in
determining the amount to be deducted and withheld under this subdivision, the wages may, at
the election of the employer, be computed to the nearest dollar.
(7) Rules on withholding. The commissioner may, by rule, authorize employers:
(a) to estimate the wages which will be paid to any employee in any quarter of the calendar
year;
(b) to determine the amount to be deducted and withheld upon each payment of wages
to such employee during such quarter as if the appropriate average of the wages so estimated
constituted the actual wages paid; and
(c) to deduct and withhold upon any payment of wages to such employee during such quarter
such amount as may be necessary to adjust the amount actually deducted and withheld upon
wages of such employee during such quarter to the amount required to be deducted and withheld
during such quarter without regard to this paragraph (7).
(8) Additional withholding. The commissioner is authorized to provide by rule for increases
or decreases in the amount of withholding otherwise required under this section in cases where the
employee requests the changes. Such additional withholding shall for all purposes be considered
tax required to be deducted and withheld under this section.
(9) Tips. In the case of tips which constitute wages, this subdivision shall be applicable
only to such tips as are included in a written statement furnished to the employer pursuant to
section 6053 of the Internal Revenue Code and only to the extent that the tax can be deducted
and withheld by the employer, at or after the time such statement is so furnished and before the
close of the calendar year in which such statement is furnished, from such wages of the employee
(excluding tips, but including funds turned over by the employee to the employer for the purpose
of such deduction and withholding) as are under the control of the employer; and an employer
who is furnished by an employee a written statement of tips (received in a calendar month)
pursuant to section 6053 of the Internal Revenue Code to which subdivision 1 is applicable may
deduct and withhold the tax with respect to such tips from any wages of the employee (excluding
tips) under the employer's control, even though at the time such statement is furnished the total
amount of the tips included in statements furnished to the employer as having been received by
the employee in such calendar month in the course of employment by such employer is less
than $20. Such tax shall not at any time be deducted and withheld in an amount which exceeds
the aggregate of such wages and funds as are under the control of the employer minus any tax
required by other provisions of state or federal law to be collected from such wages and funds.
(10) Vehicle fringe benefits. An employer shall not deduct and withhold any tax under this
section with respect to any vehicle fringe benefit provided to an employee if the employer has so
elected for federal purposes and the requirement of and the definition contained in section 3402(s)
of the Internal Revenue Code are complied with.
    Subd. 2b.[Expired]
    Subd. 3. Withholding, irregular period. If payment of wages is made to an employee
by an employer
(a) With respect to a payroll period or other period, any part of which is included in a
payroll period or other period with respect to which wages are also paid to such employees
by such employer, or
(b) Without regard to any payroll period or other period, but on or prior to the expiration
of a payroll period or other period with respect to which wages are also paid to such employee
by such employer, or
(c) With respect to a period beginning in one and ending in another calendar year, or
(d) Through an agent, fiduciary, or other person who also has the control, receipt, custody, or
disposal of or pays, the wages payable by another employer to such employee.
The manner of withholding and the amount to be deducted and withheld under subdivision
2a shall be determined in accordance with rules prescribed by the commissioner under which
the withholding exemption allowed to the employee in any calendar year shall approximate
the withholding exemption allowable with respect to an annual payroll period, except that if
supplemental wages are not paid concurrent with a payroll period the employer shall withhold tax
on the supplemental payment at the rate of 6.25 percent as if no exemption had been claimed.
    Subd. 4. Remuneration, when not "wages." If the remuneration paid by an employer
to an employee for services performed during one-half or more of any payroll period of not
more than 31 consecutive days constitutes wages, all the remuneration paid by such employer to
such employee for such period shall be deemed to be wages; but if the remuneration paid by an
employer to an employee for services performed during more than one-half of any such payroll
period does not constitute wages, then none of the remuneration paid by such employer to such
employee for such period shall be deemed to be wages.
    Subd. 4a. Tax withheld from nonresidents. (1) "Wages" paid to nonresident employees.
For the purposes of this section: The term "wages" means all remuneration taxable under this
chapter including all remuneration paid to a nonresident employee for services performed in
this state.
(2) "Employer," "wages" and "employee" concerning nonresidents. Notwithstanding
any other provision of this section, under rules to be prescribed by the commissioner of revenue,
for purposes of this section any person having control, receipt, custody, disposal or payment of
compensation taxable under this chapter and earned by a nonresident for personal services, shall
be deemed an employer, any compensation taxable under this chapter and earned by a nonresident
for personal services shall be deemed wages, and a nonresident entitled to compensation taxable
under this chapter and earned by the nonresident for personal services shall be deemed an
employee.
When compensation for personal services is paid to a corporation in which all or
substantially all of the shareholders are individual entertainers, performers or athletes who gave
an entertainment or athletic performance in this state for which the compensation was paid, the
compensation shall be deemed wages of the individual entertainers, performers or athletes and
shall be subject to the provisions of this section. Advance payments of compensation for personal
services to be performed in Minnesota shall be deemed wages and subject to the provisions
of this section.
(3) Nonresidents, employer's duty. The employer of any employee domiciled in a state
with which Minnesota has reciprocity under section 290.081 is not required to withhold under
this chapter from the wages earned by such employee in this state if the employee annually
submits to the employer an affidavit of residency in the form prescribed by the commissioner.
The affidavit must be submitted by the later of
(i) 30 days after the employment date or
(ii) August 31 for calendar year 1987 and February 28 for subsequent calendar years.
    Subd. 4b. Withholding by partnerships. (a) A partnership shall deduct and withhold a tax
as provided in paragraph (b) for nonresident individual partners based on their distributive shares
of partnership income for a taxable year of the partnership.
(b) The amount of tax withheld is determined by multiplying the partner's distributive share
allocable to Minnesota under section 290.17, paid or credited during the taxable year by the
highest rate used to determine the income tax liability for an individual under section 290.06,
subdivision 2c
, except that the amount of tax withheld may be determined by the commissioner if
the partner submits a withholding exemption certificate under subdivision 5.
(c) The commissioner may reduce or abate the tax withheld under this subdivision if the
partnership had reasonable cause to believe that no tax was due under this section.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a partnership is not required to deduct and withhold tax
for a nonresident partner if:
(1) the partner elects to have the tax due paid as part of the partnership's composite return
under section 289A.08, subdivision 7;
(2) the partner has Minnesota assignable federal adjusted gross income from the partnership
of less than $1,000; or
(3) the partnership is liquidated or terminated, the income was generated by a transaction
related to the termination or liquidation, and no cash or other property was distributed in the
current or prior taxable year;
(4) the distributive shares of partnership income are attributable to:
(i) income required to be recognized because of discharge of indebtedness;
(ii) income recognized because of a sale, exchange, or other disposition of real estate,
depreciable property, or property described in section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code; or
(iii) income recognized on the sale, exchange, or other disposition of any property that
has been the subject of a basis reduction pursuant to section 108, 734, 743, 754, or 1017 of
the Internal Revenue Code
to the extent that the income does not include cash received or receivable or, if there is cash
received or receivable, to the extent that the cash is required to be used to pay indebtedness by
the partnership or a secured debt on partnership property; or
(5) the partnership is a publicly traded partnership, as defined in section 7704(b) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
(e) For purposes of sections 270C.60, 289A.09, subdivision 2, 289A.20, subdivision 2,
paragraph (c), 289A.50, 289A.56, 289A.60, and 289A.63, a partnership is considered an employer.
(f) To the extent that income is exempt from withholding under paragraph (d), clause (4), the
commissioner has a lien in an amount up to the amount that would be required to be withheld with
respect to the income of the partner attributable to the partnership interest, but for the application
of paragraph (d), clause (4). The lien arises under section 270C.63 from the date of assessment of
the tax against the partner, and attaches to that partner's share of the profits and any other money
due or to become due to that partner in respect of the partnership. Notice of the lien may be sent
by mail to the partnership, without the necessity for recording the lien. The notice has the force
and effect of a levy under section 270C.67, and is enforceable against the partnership in the
manner provided by that section. Upon payment in full of the liability subsequent to the notice of
lien, the partnership must be notified that the lien has been satisfied.
    Subd. 4c. Withholding by S corporations. (a) A corporation having a valid election in
effect under section 290.9725 shall deduct and withhold a tax as provided in paragraph (b) for
nonresident individual shareholders their share of the corporation's income for the taxable year.
(b) The amount of tax withheld is determined by multiplying the amount of income allocable
to Minnesota under section 290.17 by the highest rate used to determine the income tax liability
of an individual under section 290.06, subdivision 2c, except that the amount of tax withheld
may be determined by the commissioner if the shareholder submits a withholding exemption
certificate under subdivision 5.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a corporation is not required to deduct and withhold
tax for a nonresident shareholder, if:
(1) the shareholder elects to have the tax due paid as part of the corporation's composite
return under section 289A.08, subdivision 7;
(2) the shareholder has Minnesota assignable federal adjusted gross income from the
corporation of less than $1,000; or
(3) the corporation is liquidated or terminated, the income was generated by a transaction
related to the termination or liquidation, and no cash or other property was distributed in the
current or prior taxable year.
(d) For purposes of sections 270C.60, 289A.09, subdivision 2, 289A.20, subdivision 2,
paragraph (c), 289A.50, 289A.56, 289A.60, and 289A.63, a corporation is considered an employer.
    Subd. 5. Exemptions. (1) Entitlement. An employee receiving wages shall on any day be
entitled to claim withholding exemptions in a number not to exceed the number of withholding
exemptions that the employee claims and that are allowable pursuant to section 3402(f)(1), (m),
and (n) of the Internal Revenue Code for federal withholding purposes.
(2) Withholding exemption certificate. The provisions concerning exemption certificates
contained in section 3402(f)(2) and (3) of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply.
(3) Form of certificate. Withholding exemption certificates shall be in such form and contain
such information as the commissioner may by rule prescribe.
    Subd. 5a. Verification of withholding exemptions; appeal. (1) An employer shall submit to
the commissioner a copy of any withholding exemption certificate or any affidavit of residency
received from an employee on which the employee claims any of the following:
(a) a total number of withholding exemptions in excess of ten or a number prescribed by
the commissioner, or
(b) a status that would exempt the employee from Minnesota withholding, including
where the employee is a nonresident exempt from withholding under subdivision 4a, clause
(3), except where the employer reasonably expects, at the time that the certificate is received,
that the employee's wages under subdivision 1 from the employer will not then usually exceed
$200 per week, or
(c) any number of withholding exemptions which the employer has reason to believe is in
excess of the number to which the employee is entitled.
(2) Copies of exemption certificates and affidavits of residency required to be submitted by
clause (1) shall be submitted to the commissioner within 30 days after receipt by the employer
unless the employer is also required by federal law to submit copies to the Internal Revenue
Service, in which case the employer may elect to submit the copies to the commissioner at the
same time that the employer is required to submit them to the Internal Revenue Service.
(3) An employer who submits a copy of a withholding exemption certificate in accordance
with clause (1) shall honor the certificate until notified by the commissioner that the certificate
is invalid. The commissioner shall mail a copy of any such notice to the employee. Upon
notification that a particular certificate is invalid, the employer shall not honor that certificate or
any subsequent certificate unless instructed to do so by the commissioner. The employer shall
allow the employee the number of exemptions and compute the withholding tax as instructed by
the commissioner in accordance with clause (4).
(4) The commissioner may require an employee to verify entitlement to the number of
exemptions or to the exempt status claimed on the withholding exemption certificate or, to
verify nonresidency. The employee shall be allowed at least 30 days to submit the verification,
after which time the commissioner shall, on the basis of the best information available to the
commissioner, determine the employee's status and allow the employee the maximum number of
withholding exemptions allowable under this chapter. The commissioner shall mail a notice of
this determination to the employee at the address listed on the exemption certificate in question
or to the last known address of the employee. Pursuant to section 270B.06, the commissioner
may notify the employer of this determination and instruct the employer to withhold tax in
accordance with the determination.
However, where the commissioner has reasonable grounds for believing that the employee is
about to leave the state or that the collection of any tax due under this chapter will be jeopardized
by delay, the commissioner may immediately notify the employee and the employer, pursuant to
section 270B.06, that the certificate is invalid, and the employer must not honor that certificate or
any subsequent certificate unless instructed to do so by the commissioner. The employer shall
allow the employee the number of exemptions and compute the withholding tax as instructed
by the commissioner.
(5) The commissioner's determination under clause (4) shall be appealable to Tax Court in
accordance with section 271.06, and shall remain in effect for withholding tax purposes pending
disposition of any appeal.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 6a.[Renumbered 270C.60]
    Subd. 6b.[Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 9. Determination of tax due. The commissioner may grant permission to employers,
or persons withholding tax under section 290.923, subdivision 2, who do not desire to use the
withholding tax tables provided in accordance with paragraph (3) of subdivision 2a, or section
290.923, subdivision 2, to determine the amount of tax to be withheld by use of a method
of withholding other than withholding tax tables, provided such method will withhold from
each employee or person receiving royalty payments substantially the same amount of tax as
would be withheld by use of the withholding tax tables. Employers, or persons withholding
tax under section 290.923, subdivision 2, who desire to determine the amount of tax to be
withheld by a method other than by use of the withholding tax tables shall obtain permission from
the commissioner before the beginning of a payroll period for which the employer, or person
withholding tax under section 290.923, subdivision 2, desires to withhold the tax by such other
method. Applications to use such other method must be accompanied by evidence establishing
the need for the use of such method.
    Subd. 10. Remuneration, not in cash. In the case of remuneration paid in any medium other
than cash for services performed by an individual as a retail salesperson for a person, where the
service performed by such individual for such person is ordinarily performed for remuneration
solely by way of cash commission an employer shall not be required to deduct or withhold
any tax under this section with respect to such remuneration, provided that such employer files
with the commissioner such information with respect to such remuneration as the commissioner
may by rule prescribe.
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 12. Withheld amount, credit against tax. (a) The amount deducted and withheld as
tax under subdivision 2a or 3 during a calendar year upon wages shall be allowed as a credit to the
recipient of the income against the taxes imposed by this chapter, for a taxable year beginning in
such calendar year. If more than one taxable year begins in such calendar year, such amount shall
be allowed as a credit against the taxes for the last taxable year so beginning.
(b) The amount deducted and withheld under subdivisions 4b and 4c and under section
290.923, subdivision 2, for partnership, S corporation, or royalty income must be allowed as a
credit to the recipient of the income against the taxes imposed by this chapter for the tax year the
income is subject to tax under this chapter.
    Subd. 13.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 16. Agreement with secretary of treasury. The commissioner is authorized to enter
into an agreement with the secretary of treasury of the United States pursuant to the provisions
of United States Code, title 5, section 5517.
    Subd. 17. Reciprocal arrangement with other states. The commissioner may enter into an
agreement with the commissioner or other taxing officials of another state for the interpretation
and administration of the acts of their several states providing for the collection of income tax at
source on wages for the purpose of promoting fair and equitable administration of such acts and
to eliminate duplicate withholding. Pursuant to section 270B.12, subdivision 1, the commissioner
may furnish information on a reciprocal basis to the taxing officials of another state in order
to implement the purposes set forth above.
    Subd. 18.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 19. Employees incurring no income tax liability. (a) Notwithstanding any other
provision of this section, except the provisions of subdivision 5a, an employer is not required to
deduct and withhold any tax under this chapter from wages paid to an employee if:
(1) the employee furnished the employer with a withholding exemption certificate that:
(i) certifies the employee incurred no liability for income tax imposed under this chapter for
the employee's preceding taxable year;
(ii) certifies the employee anticipates incurring no liability for income tax imposed under
this chapter for the current taxable year; and
(iii) is in a form and contains any other information prescribed by the commissioner; or
(2)(i) the employee is not a resident of Minnesota when the wages were paid; and
(ii) the employer reasonably expects that the employer will not pay the employee enough
wages assignable to Minnesota under section 290.17, subdivision 2, clause (a)(1), to meet the
nonresident requirement to file a Minnesota individual income tax return for the taxable year
under section 289A.08, subdivision 1, paragraph (a).
(b) The commissioner shall by rule provide for the coordination of the provisions of this
subdivision with the provisions of subdivision 7.
    Subd. 20. Voluntary withholding agreements. (a)(1) For purposes of this section, any
payment of an annuity to an individual, if at the time the payment is made a request that such
annuity be subject to withholding under this section is in effect, shall be treated as if it were a
payment of wages by an employer to an employee for a payroll period. Any payment to an
individual of sick pay which does not constitute wages, (determined without regard to this
subdivision), shall be treated as if it were a payment of wages by an employer to an employee for
a payroll period, if, at the time the payment is made a request that such sick pay be subject to
withholding under this section is in effect. Sick pay means any amount which
(i) is paid to an employee pursuant to a plan to which the employer is a party, and
(ii) constitutes remuneration or a payment in lieu of remuneration for any period during
which the employee is temporarily absent from work on account of sickness or personal injuries.
(2) A request for withholding, the amount withheld, and sick pay paid pursuant to certain
collective bargaining agreements shall conform with the provisions of section 3402(o)(3), (4), and
(5) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) The commissioner is authorized by rules to provide for withholding
(1) from remuneration for services performed by an employee for the employer which
(without regard to this subdivision) does not constitute wages, and
(2) from any other type of payment with respect to which the commissioner finds that
withholding would be appropriate under the provisions of this section, if the employer and the
employee, or in the case of any other type of payment the person making and the person receiving
the payment, agree to such withholding. Such agreement shall be made in such form and manner
as the commissioner may by rules provide. For purposes of this section remuneration or other
payments with respect to which such agreement is made shall be treated as if they were wages
paid by an employer to an employee to the extent that such remuneration is paid or other payments
are made during the period for which the agreement is in effect.
    Subd. 21. Notice to unemployment benefits claimants. At the time an individual makes a
claim for unemployment benefits, the commissioner of employment and economic development
must notify the individual that the individual's unemployment benefits may be subject to state
income taxes depending on the individual's other income.
    Subd. 22.[Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
    Subd. 23.[Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
    Subd. 24. Application for account number. An employer, or person withholding tax under
section 290.923, desiring to engage in business in Minnesota shall file with the commissioner an
application for a withholding account number on or before the date the employer is required to
withhold Minnesota taxes under this section. An application for an account number must be made
upon a form prescribed by the commissioner. It must give the name of the employer or payor, the
location of the place or places of business, the names, addresses and Social Security numbers
of the owners or partners, or if the employer or payor is a corporation of the officers, or if the
employer or payor is a trust of the trustees, and other information the commissioner may require.
The application must be filed by the owner if the employer or payor is a natural person; by a
member or partner if the employer or payor is an association or partnership; by a trustee if the
employer or payor be a trust, or by a person authorized to sign the application if the employer
or payor is a corporation.
No fee shall be charged for the application.
The account number is not assignable.
    Subd. 25. Delegation of duty of employer or payor. The delegation to an agent, fiduciary,
or employee of an employer, or person withholding tax under section 290.923, of any duty
prescribed for the employer or payor by this section shall not relieve the employer or payor
of full compliance with such duty.
    Subd. 26. Extension of withholding to certain payments where identifying number not
furnished or inaccurate. (a) If, in the case of any reportable payment, (1) the payee fails to
furnish the payee's Social Security account number to the payor, or (2) the commissioner notifies
the payor that the Social Security account number furnished by the payee is incorrect, then the
payor shall deduct and withhold from the payment a tax equal to the amount of the payment
multiplied by the highest rate used in determining the income tax liability of an individual under
section 290.06, subdivision 2c.
(b)(1) In the case of any failure described in clause (a)(1), clause (a) shall apply to any
reportable payment made by the payor during the period during which the Social Security account
number has not been furnished.
(2) In any case where there is a notification described in clause (a)(2), clause (a) shall apply
to any reportable payment made by the payor (i) after the close of the 30th day after the day on
which the payor received the notification, and (ii) before the payee furnishes another Social
Security account number.
(3)(i) Unless the payor elects not to have this subparagraph apply with respect to the payee,
clause (a) shall also apply to any reportable payment made after the close of the period described
in paragraph (1) or (2) (as the case may be) and before the 30th day after the close of the period.
(ii) If the payor elects the application of this subparagraph with respect to the payee, clause
(a) shall also apply to any reportable payment made during the 30-day period described in
paragraph (2).
(iii) The payor may elect a period shorter than the grace period set forth in subparagraph (i)
or (ii) as the case may be.
(c) The provisions of section 3406 of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply and shall govern
when withholding shall be required and the definition of terms. The term "reportable payment"
shall include only those payments for personal services. No tax shall be deducted or withheld
under this subdivision with respect to any amount for which withholding is otherwise required
under this section. For purposes of this section, payments which are subject to withholding under
this subdivision shall be treated as if they were wages paid by an employer to an employee
and amounts deducted and withheld under this subdivision shall be treated as if deducted and
withheld under subdivision 2a.
(d) Whenever the commissioner notifies a payor under this subdivision that the Social
Security account number furnished by any payee is incorrect, the commissioner shall at the same
time furnish a copy of the notice to the payor, and the payor shall promptly furnish the copy to the
payee. If the commissioner notifies a payor under this subdivision that the Social Security account
number furnished by any payee is incorrect and the payee subsequently furnishes another Social
Security account number to the payor, the payor shall promptly notify the commissioner of the
other Social Security account number furnished.
    Subd. 27. Pari-mutuel winnings. Any holder of a class A, B, or D license issued by the
Minnesota Racing Commission shall deduct and withhold an amount equal to the winnings
multiplied by the highest rate used in determining the income tax liability of an individual under
section 290.06, subdivision 2c, as Minnesota withholding tax. For purposes of this subdivision,
the term "winnings which are subject to withholding" has the meaning given in section 3402(q)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code. For purposes of the provisions of this section, a payment to any
person of winnings which are subject to withholding must be treated as if the payment was a wage
paid by an employer to an employee. Every individual who is to receive a payment of winnings
which are subject to withholding shall furnish the license holder with a statement, made under the
penalties of perjury, containing the name, address, and Social Security account number of the
person receiving the payment and of each person entitled to any portion of such payment. The
license holder is liable for the payment of the tax required to be withheld under this subdivision
and subdivision 28 but is not liable to any person for the amount of the payment.
    Subd. 28. Payments to horse racing license holders. Effective with payments made after
April 1, 1988, any holder of a license issued by the Minnesota Racing Commission who makes
a payment for personal or professional services to a holder of a class C license issued by the
commission, except an amount paid as a purse, shall deduct from the payment and withhold 6.25
percent of the amount as Minnesota withholding tax when the amount paid to that individual by
the same person during the calendar year exceeds $600. For purposes of the provisions of this
section, a payment to any person which is subject to withholding under this subdivision must
be treated as if the payment was a wage paid by an employer to an employee. Every individual
who is to receive a payment which is subject to withholding under this subdivision shall furnish
the license holder with a statement, made under the penalties of perjury, containing the name,
address, and Social Security account number of the person receiving the payment. No withholding
is required if the individual presents a signed certificate from the individual's employer which
states that the individual is an employee of that employer. A nonresident individual who holds a
class C license must be treated as an athlete for purposes of applying the provisions of sections
290.17, subdivision 2(1)(b)(ii) and 290.92, subdivision 4a.
    Subd. 29. Lottery prizes. 7.25 percent of the payment of Minnesota state lottery winnings
which are subject to withholding must be withheld as Minnesota withholding tax. For purposes of
this subdivision, the term "winnings which are subject to withholding" has the meaning given in
section 3402(q)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For purposes of the provisions of this section, a
payment to any person of winnings which are subject to withholding must be treated as if the
payment was a wage paid by an employer to an employee. Every individual who is to receive
a payment of winnings which are subject to withholding shall furnish the State Lottery with a
statement, made under the penalties of perjury, containing the name, address, and Social Security
account number of the person receiving the payment. The Minnesota State Lottery is liable
for the payment of the tax required to be withheld under this subdivision but is not liable to
any person for the amount of the payment.
    Subd. 30. Registration; third-party bulk filer. (a) For purposes of this subdivision, the
following terms have the meanings given:
(1) Notwithstanding section 290.01, "person" means an individual, fiduciary, partnership,
corporation, limited liability company, association, or other entity organized under the laws of
this state or any other jurisdiction.
(2) "Third-party bulk filer" means a person who has custody or control over another
employer's funds for the purpose of filing returns and depositing the withheld taxes of the other
employer with the commissioner.
(b) A person shall not act as a third-party bulk filer unless the person is registered with the
commissioner under this subdivision.
(c) A person may apply to the commissioner, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, for
registration as a third-party bulk filer under this subdivision, and the commissioner shall grant the
application if the application indicates that the person will comply with this subdivision.
(d) A third-party bulk filer must:
(1) keep client funds held for payment of federal or state withholding taxes or other client
obligations in an account separate from the third-party bulk filer's own funds;
(2) permit the commissioner to conduct scheduled or unscheduled audits of the third-party
bulk filer's books and records relating to compliance with this subdivision and fully cooperate
with the audits or, at the discretion of the commissioner, submit an audit conducted by a certified
public accountant;
(3) file returns electronically and make deposits electronically with the commissioner in
compliance with the commissioner's requirements for electronic filing and depositing;
(4) provide to the commissioner at least monthly, in the form requested by the commissioner,
an updated client list that includes at least the name, address, tax identification number, and
federal deposit frequency of each client. The address listed for the client must be the client's actual
street or post office box address and not the third-party bulk filer's address;
(5) disclose in writing to prospective clients that:
(i) the third-party bulk filer may invest client funds prior to depositing them with the
commissioner and with the Internal Revenue Service and that earnings from those investments
will be the property of the third-party bulk filer;
(ii) if the third-party bulk filer incurs losses on those investments or uses the client's funds
for other purposes, the third-party bulk filer will still be liable to the client for the amounts
withheld but will be able to make required tax deposits on behalf of the client only by using the
third-party bulk filer's own funds or other assets to replace the funds lost through the investments
or used for other purposes; and
(iii) no state or federal agency monitors or assumes any responsibility for the financial
solvency of third-party bulk filers;
(6) timely file all returns and timely make all tax deposits required under its contracts with
its clients;
(7) upon request, provide to the commissioner, within the time specified in the request, a
copy of any contract with a client; and
(8) comply with all other requirements of this section or of rules adopted under this section.
(e) When the commissioner sends an order of assessment issued under section 270C.33, in
either paper or electronic form, to a third-party bulk filer regarding a client, the commissioner
shall also send a paper copy of the order of assessment to the client.
(f) If the commissioner determines that a required deposit appears not to have been made, the
commissioner shall send a written notice of the delinquency, in electronic or paper form, to the
third-party bulk filer, and a copy to the client as required under paragraph (e).
(g) If the commissioner determines that a required deposit has not been made, and that
continued operation of the third-party bulk filer would present a risk of loss to its clients, the
commissioner may, upon ten business days' written notice by certified mail to the third-party bulk
filer, suspend the registration of the third-party bulk filer for an indefinite period, and notify the
third-party bulk filer's clients that the registration has been suspended. A registration may not
be suspended if the failure to make a deposit was caused by the client's failure to deposit funds
or provide the information necessary to calculate appropriate tax withholding payments. The
commissioner shall, upon request, provide the third-party bulk filer with the opportunity for an
administrative appeal under section 270C.35, subdivisions 1, 4, and 10, prior to suspension; the
hearing, if any, on the administrative appeal must occur within the ten-day period unless the
commissioner, in the commissioner's sole discretion, agrees to delay the suspension to permit a
later hearing. The 60-day period specified in section 270C.35, subdivision 4, does not apply to a
proceeding under this paragraph. Within 30 days after the beginning of a suspension under this
paragraph, the commissioner may commence a proceeding to suspend or revoke under paragraph
(h); if the commissioner fails to do so, the suspension under this paragraph terminates.
(h) If the commissioner determines, in compliance with paragraph (i), that a third-party bulk
filer has violated this section without reasonable cause or is no longer eligible for registration
under this subdivision, the commissioner may suspend or revoke the third-party bulk filer's
registration or may assess a civil penalty upon the third-party bulk filer, not to exceed $5,000 per
violation. A suspension of registration may be for any period of less than six months and may
include conditions for reinstatement. If the commissioner revokes the registration, the third-party
bulk filer may not apply for reregistration for six months after the revocation. If the commissioner
suspends or revokes a registration, the commissioner shall notify the former registrant's clients
that the registration has been suspended or revoked. If the commissioner assesses a civil penalty,
the commissioner shall not notify the third-party bulk filer's clients of the assessment.
(i) Prior to a suspension, revocation, or assessment of a civil penalty under paragraph
(h), the commissioner shall first provide 30 days' written notice to the third-party bulk filer,
specifying the violations and informing the third-party bulk filer that the commissioner intends,
based upon those violations, to take action against the third-party bulk filer as permitted under
this paragraph and paragraph (h). The notice shall advise the third-party bulk filer of the right to
contest the suspension, revocation, or assessment of a civil penalty and of the general procedures
for a contested case hearing under chapter 14. The notice may be served personally or by mail
in the manner prescribed for service of an order of assessment issued under section 270C.33. A
suspension or revocation of registration under this paragraph is effective when the commissioner
serves a notice of suspension or revocation upon the third-party bulk filer after 30 days have
passed following the date of the notice of intent to suspend or revoke without the third-party bulk
filer requesting a hearing. If a hearing is timely requested and held, the suspension or revocation
is effective upon service by the commissioner of an order of suspension or revocation under
section 14.62, subdivision 1.
(j) A third-party bulk filer may terminate its registration by written notice to the
commissioner, but the termination does not affect the commissioner's authority to begin or
continue a proceeding to take action permitted under paragraph (h). The commissioner shall
notify the third-party bulk filer's clients of a termination of registration under this paragraph.
(k) The commissioner shall remind employers at least annually, through the department's
regular informational publications that it sends to employers, that employers may telephone the
department to determine whether a required filing or deposit has been made by a third-party
bulk filer.
History: 1961 c 213 art 1 s 1; Ex1961 c 91 art 2 s 1-3,7; 1963 c 355 s 15-17; 1963 c 666 s
1,2; 1965 c 464 s 2; 1965 c 884 art 1 s 7; 1967 c 42 s 2; 1967 c 587 s 1; 1967 c 902 s 1; Ex1967 c
32 art 14 s 11; 1969 c 97 s 5; 1969 c 325 s 7-9; 1969 c 326 s 1; 1969 c 399 s 29,30; 1969 c 654 s
1; 1971 c 55 s 2; 1971 c 147 s 1,2; 1971 c 510 s 1; 1971 c 514 s 1; 1971 c 729 s 1; 1971 c 769 s
2; Ex1971 c 31 art 18 s 5; 1973 c 73 s 1-8; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 501 s 4-12; 1973 c 582 s 3;
1973 c 711 s 3; 1974 c 60 s 1; 1975 c 349 s 21,22,29; 1975 c 377 s 14,15; 1976 c 2 s 110; 1976 c
181 s 2; 1977 c 111 s 1,2; 1977 c 258 s 1; 1977 c 386 s 8; 1978 c 766 s 8; 1980 c 419 s 31-34;
1980 c 607 art 1 s 32; 1981 c 13 s 1; 1981 c 60 s 21; 1981 c 178 s 104-107; 1981 c 343 s 24-29;
1Sp1981 c 4 art 2 s 29; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 51-55; art 2 s 36-38; art 28 s 4; art 40 s 10,14; 1983 c
15 s 27; 1983 c 180 s 12,13; 1983 c 207 s 30-33,43; 1983 c 247 s 123; 1983 c 294 s 3; 1983 c 342
art 1 s 37-39,43; 1984 c 502 art 2 s 13,14; 1984 c 514 art 1 s 6,8; 1985 c 101 s 13,14; 1985 c 210
art 1 s 12-15; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 1 s 53-56; art 15 s 7,8; art 16 s 4; art 21 s 42,49;
1986 c 444; 1986 c 446 s 3; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; art 3 s 18; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 105-110,126; art
9 s 11-20; art 17 s 18; 1988 c 719 art 1 s 17-19; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 19,20,25; 1989 c 184 art 2
s 23-25; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 10 s 34-36; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 29-32; art 2 s 16; art 5 s 7,8; 1990 c 516 s
9; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 199 art 2 s 1; 1991 c 233 s 109; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 34-39,46; art
16 s 11; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 137 s 9; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 483 s 1; 1994 c 488 s
8; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1995 c 202 art 1 s 25; 1995 c 264 art 10 s 12; art 13 s 13; 1997 c 31 art
1 s 17; 1997 c 231 art 5 s 10; 1998 c 300 art 1 s 8; 1999 c 107 s 66; 2000 c 343 s 4; 2000 c 490
art 4 s 29-32; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 7 s 43; 2004 c 206 s 52; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17; art 6 s 18; art 9 s 20
290.9201 TAX ON NONRESIDENT ENTERTAINERS.
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) "Entertainer" means an individual who is not a resident of
Minnesota or a state with which Minnesota has a reciprocal agreement under section 290.081
who performs acts in Minnesota that amuse, entertain, or inform. For purposes of this section,
"entertainer" includes, but is not limited to, a musician, singer, dancer, comedian, thespian,
athlete, and public speaker.
(b) Entertainment entity means either: (1) an entertainer who is paid compensation for
providing entertainment as an independent contractor, (2) a partnership that is paid compensation
for entertainment provided by entertainers who are partners, or (3) a corporation that is paid
compensation for entertainment provided by entertainers who are shareholders of the corporation.
    Subd. 2. Tax on entertainment. Entertainment entities are subject to a tax in the amount of
two percent of the total compensation received by them during the calendar year for entertainment
performed in Minnesota.
    Subd. 3. Credit against tax. Each calendar year an entertainment entity may take a
nonrefundable credit of $120 against the tax imposed by this section.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 6. Exemption from income tax. Compensation subject to the tax imposed under this
section is not assignable to Minnesota under section 290.17.
    Subd. 7. Withholding on compensation of entertainers. The tax on compensation of an
entertainer must be withheld at a rate of two percent of all compensation paid to the entertainment
entity by the person or corporation having legal control of the payment of the compensation.
The compensation subject to withholding under this section is not subject to the withholding
provisions of section 290.92, subdivision 2a, 3, or 28, except the provisions of sections 270C.02,
subdivision 2
, paragraph (b), 270C.60, 289A.09, subdivisions 1, paragraph (f), and 2, 289A.60,
and 289A.63 shall apply to withholding under this section as if the withholding were upon wages.
    Subd. 8. Deposit of entertainer withholding. The person or corporation having legal
control of the payment of compensation taxable under this section shall deposit the earnings
tax with the commissioner.
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 11. Exception from withholding for public speakers. The provisions of subdivisions
7 and 8 shall not be effective for compensation paid to nonresident public speakers, if the
compensation paid to the speaker is less than $2,000 or is only a payment of the speaker's
expenses.
History: 1989 c 28 s 21; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 33,34; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 14; 1992 c 511 art 6 s
15; 1993 c 13 art 2 s 8; 1995 c 264 art 10 s 13; 2005 c 151 art 2 s 17
290.921 [Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1]
290.922 [Repealed, 1978 c 721 art 5 s 1]
290.923 TAX WITHHELD ON ROYALTIES UPON ORE.
    Subdivision 1. Definition. In this section, "royalty" means the amount in money or value of
property received by any person having any right, title, or interest in any tract of land in this state
for permission to explore, mine, take out, and remove ore from the land.
    Subd. 2. Collection at source. (a) Every person making payment of royalties shall deduct
and withhold upon the royalties a tax as provided in this section.
(b) The amount of tax to be withheld shall be based upon tables to be prepared and distributed
by the commissioner. The tables must be computed for several permissible withholding periods
and shall take into account any exemptions allowed under this chapter. The amounts computed for
withholding shall be such that the amount withheld for any person during the person's taxable
year shall approximate in the aggregate as closely as possible the tax levied and imposed under
this chapter for that taxable year upon the person's income subject to tax.
    Subd. 3. Returns; deposits. Every person who is required to deduct and withhold tax
under subdivision 2 shall file returns and make deposits as required under sections 289A.09
and 289A.20, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 4. Withholding statement. Every person required to deduct and withhold tax under
this section shall furnish withholding statements as required by section 289A.09, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 5. Payor liable for tax withheld. The payor shall be liable for the payment of tax
required to be deducted and withheld under subdivision 2 and shall not be liable to any person for
the amount of the payment.
    Subd. 6. Determination of tax due. The commissioner may grant permission to payors
who do not wish to use the withholding tax tables provided in accordance with subdivision (2),
paragraph (b), in accordance with section 290.92, subdivision 9.
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 8. Records. Every person liable for tax imposed by this section or for the collection of
it shall be subject to the provisions of section 290.92, subdivision 14.
    Subd. 9. Payees incurring no income tax liability. Notwithstanding any other provision of
this section a payor shall not be required to deduct and withhold any tax under this chapter upon a
payment of royalties to a payee if there is in effect with respect to the payment a withholding
exemption certificate, in the form and containing the information prescribed by the commissioner,
furnished to the payor by the payee certifying that the payee:
(1) incurred no liability for income tax imposed under this chapter for the payee's preceding
taxable year; and
(2) anticipates incurring no liability for income tax under this chapter for the current taxable
year.
The commissioner shall provide by rule for the coordination of the provisions of this
subdivision with the provisions of subdivision 4.
    Subd. 10. Application for account number. A payor desiring to engage in business in
Minnesota shall file with the commissioner an application for a withholding account number in
accordance with section 290.92, subdivisions 24 and 25.
    Subd. 11. Exemption from deduction and withholding. A person or entity whose shares
or certificates of beneficial interest are traded on the New York Stock Exchange or publicly
traded on any recognized stock exchange and which issues 1099 or K1 forms to its shareholders
or certificate holders and provides the 1099 or K1 information to the Department of Revenue,
is exempt from deduction and withholding under this section.
History: 1987 c 268 art 9 s 21; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 16
290.93 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.931 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.932 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.933 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.934 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.935 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.936 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.94 [Expired]
290.95 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.96 [Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46]
290.97 [Repealed, 2005 c 151 art 1 s 117]
290.9705 SURETY DEPOSITS REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
    Subdivision 1. Withholding of payments to out-of-state contractors. (a) In this section,
"person" means a person, corporation, or cooperative, the state of Minnesota and its political
subdivisions, and a city, county, and school district in Minnesota.
(b) A person who in the regular course of business is hiring, contracting, or having a contract
with a nonresident person or foreign corporation, as defined in Minnesota Statutes 1986, section
290.01, subdivision 5, to perform construction work in Minnesota, shall deduct and withhold eight
percent of cumulative calendar year payments to the contractor which exceed $50,000.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
    Subd. 3. Waiver of withholding. The conditions in subdivisions 1 and 2 may be waived by
the commissioner if (1) the contractor gives the commissioner a cash surety or a bond, secured by
an insurance company licensed by Minnesota, conditioned that the contractor will comply with all
applicable provisions of this chapter and chapter 297A, or (2) the contractor has done construction
work in Minnesota at any time during the three calendar years prior to entering the contract and has
fully complied with all the provisions of this chapter and chapter 297A for the three prior years.
    Subd. 4. Deposits used as surety for compliance with income and sales tax provisions.
The amounts deposited with the commissioner under subdivision 1 are considered a surety to
guarantee payment of income, franchise, withholding, and sales and use taxes of the contractor.
The commissioner shall retain the money deposited until the commissioner determines the
contractor's liability for state income, franchise, sales and use taxes, and taxes withheld under
section 290.92.
History: 1989 c 28 s 22; 1990 c 480 art 1 s 35; 1Sp2005 c 3 art 3 s 15
290.971    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1980 c 607 art 1 s 33; 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1982 c 424 s 121; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
290.972    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1980 c 419 s 46; 1981 c 344 s 4]
290.9725 S CORPORATION.
For purposes of this chapter, the term "S corporation" means any corporation having a valid
election in effect for the taxable year under section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code. An S
corporation shall not be subject to the taxes imposed by this chapter, except the taxes imposed
under sections 290.0922, 290.92, 290.9727, 290.9728, and 290.9729.
History: 1981 c 344 s 2; 1982 c 523 art 1 s 60; 1983 c 207 s 38,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43;
1984 c 514 art 1 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 49; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 113;
1988 c 719 art 2 s 46; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 15,16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511
art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1997 c 231 art 6 s 17; 1997 c 251 s 13;
1999 c 243 art 2 s 26; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 24
290.9726 CORPORATION TAXABLE INCOME TAXED TO SHAREHOLDERS.
    Subdivision 1. General rule. The gross income of the shareholders of corporations described
in section 290.9725 shall be computed under the provisions of section 290.01, subdivision 20.
    Subd. 2. Character of items distributed or considered distributed. The character of any
item of income, gain, loss, or deduction included in shareholder's income, for the period of
time that the shareholder is not a resident of Minnesota, shall be determined as if the item were
realized directly from the source from which it was realized by the corporation or incurred in the
same manner as incurred by the corporation.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 4. Treatment of family groups. Any amount of taxable income apportioned or
allocated to a shareholder may be reapportioned or reallocated under the provisions of section
1366(e) of the Internal Revenue Code if the commissioner determines it necessary in order to
correctly reflect the value of services rendered to the corporation by the shareholders.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1987 c 268 art 1 s 127]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 5 art 9 s 30]
History: 1982 c 523 art 1 s 61; 1983 c 207 s 39,40,43; 1983 c 342 art 1 s 43; 1984 c 514
art 1 s 8; art 4 s 9; 1985 c 210 art 2 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 21 s 49; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1
art 1 s 9; 1987 c 268 art 1 s 114-116; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s
16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s
24; 1999 c 243 art 2 s 27
290.9727 TAX ON CERTAIN BUILT-IN GAINS.
    Subdivision 1. Tax imposed. For an "S" corporation electing S corporation status pursuant to
section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code after December 31, 1986, and having a recognized
built-in gain as defined in section 1374 of the Internal Revenue Code, there is imposed a tax on
the taxable income of such S corporation, as defined in this section, at the rate prescribed by
section 290.06, subdivision 1. This subdivision does not apply to any corporation having an S
election in effect for each of its taxable years. An S corporation and any predecessor corporation
must be treated as one corporation for purposes of the preceding sentence.
    Subd. 1a. Asset transfers. In the case of the transfer of assets from a C corporation to an S
corporation as described in section 1374(d)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, a tax is imposed
on the taxable income of the S corporation, as defined in this section, at the rate prescribed in
section 290.06, subdivision 1.
    Subd. 2. Taxable income. For purposes of this section, taxable income means taxable net
income less the deduction for net operating loss carryforwards as provided by this section.
    Subd. 3. Taxable net income. For purposes of this section, taxable net income means the
lesser of:
(1) the recognized built-in gains of the S corporation for the taxable year, as determined
under section 1374 of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to the modifications provided in section
290.01, subdivision 19f, that are allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20; or
(2) the amount of the S corporation's federal taxable income, as determined under section
1374(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to the provisions of section 290.01, subdivisions
19c to 19f
, that is allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20.
    Subd. 4. Net operating loss carryforward. A net operating loss carryforward, as determined
under section 290.095, arising in a taxable year before the corporation elected S corporation
status, shall be allowed as a deduction against the lesser of the amounts referred to in subdivision
3, clauses (1) and (2). For purposes of determining the amount of any such loss that may be
carried to later taxable years, the lesser of the amounts referred to in subdivision 3, clauses (1)
and (2), shall be treated as taxable income.
    Subd. 5. Credit carryforward. Any credit carryforward allowed under this chapter and
arising in a taxable year in which the corporation was a C corporation is allowed as a credit
against the tax imposed by this section.
History: 1988 c 719 art 2 s 47; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s
46; art 7 s 21-24; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 1997 c
231 art 6 s 18; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 32
290.9728 TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS.
    Subdivision 1. Tax imposed. There is imposed a tax on the taxable income of an "S"
corporation that has:
(1) elected S corporation status pursuant to section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended through December 31, 1986, before January 1, 1987;
(2) a net capital gain for the taxable year (i) in excess of $25,000 and (ii) exceeding 50
percent of the corporation's federal taxable income for the taxable year; and
(3) federal taxable income for the taxable year exceeding $25,000.
The tax is imposed at the rate prescribed by section 290.06, subdivision 1. For purposes of
this section, "federal taxable income" means federal taxable income determined under section
1374(4)(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. This section does not apply to an S corporation which
has had an election under section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect for the three
immediately preceding taxable years. This section does not apply to an S corporation that has been
in existence for less than four taxable years and has had an election in effect under section 1362 of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 for each of the corporation's taxable years. For purposes of
this section, an S corporation and any predecessor corporation are treated as one corporation.
    Subd. 2. Taxable income. For purposes of this section, taxable income means the lesser of:
(1) the amount of the net capital gain of the S corporation for the taxable year, as determined
under sections 1222 and 1374 of the Internal Revenue Code, and subject to the modifications
provided in section 290.01, subdivisions 19e and 19f, in excess of $25,000 that is allocable to this
state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20; or
(2) the amount of the S corporation's federal taxable income, subject to the provisions of
section 290.01, subdivisions 19c to 19f, that is allocable to this state under section 290.17,
290.191, or 290.20.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 126; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 48; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s
16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s
24; 1997 c 231 art 6 s 19; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 33
290.9729 TAX ON PASSIVE INVESTMENT INCOME.
    Subdivision 1. Tax imposed. There is imposed a tax for the taxable year on the taxable
income of an S corporation, if for the taxable year an S corporation has:
(1) subchapter C earnings and profits at the close of such taxable year; and
(2) gross receipts more than 25 percent of which are passive investment income.
The tax is imposed at the rate prescribed by section 290.06, subdivision 1. The terms
"subchapter C earnings and profits," "passive investment income," and "gross receipts" have the
same meanings as when used in sections 1362(d)(3) and 1375 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Subd. 2. Taxable income. For the purposes of this section, taxable income means the
lesser of:
(1) the amount of the S corporation's excess net passive income, as determined under section
1375 of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to the provisions of section 290.01, subdivisions 19c
to 19f
, that is allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20; or
(2) the amount of the S corporation's federal taxable income, as determined under section
1374(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to the provisions of section 290.01, subdivisions
19c to 19f
, that is allocable to this state under section 290.17, 290.191, or 290.20.
    Subd. 3. Waiver of tax. The tax imposed by this section shall be waived if the taxpayer
receives a waiver for federal income tax purposes under section 1375(d) of the Internal Revenue
Code.
History: 1988 c 719 art 2 s 49; art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s 16; 1991 c 291
art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 34
290.973 [Repealed, 1982 c 523 art 1 s 72]
290.974 [Repealed, 1990 c 480 art 1 s 45]
290.9741 ELECTION BY REMIC.
An entity having a valid election as a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC)
in effect under section 860D(b) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not be subject to the taxes
imposed by this chapter except the tax imposed under section 290.92.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 118; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s
16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.9742 REMIC INCOME TAXABLE TO HOLDERS OF INTERESTS.
The income of a REMIC is taxable to the holders of interests in the REMIC as provided
in sections 860A to 860G of the Internal Revenue Code. The income of the holders must be
computed under the provisions of this chapter.
History: 1987 c 268 art 1 s 119; 1988 c 719 art 3 s 12; 1989 c 28 s 25; 1990 c 604 art 2 s
16; 1991 c 291 art 6 s 46; 1992 c 511 art 6 s 19; 1993 c 375 art 8 s 14; 1994 c 587 art 1 s 24
290.9743 ELECTION BY FASIT.
An entity having a valid election as a financial asset securitization investment trust in effect
for a taxable year under section 860L(a) of the Internal Revenue Code shall not be subject to the
taxes imposed by this chapter, except the tax imposed under section 290.92.
History: 1997 c 231 art 6 s 20
290.9744 FASIT INCOME TAXABLE TO HOLDERS OF INTERESTS.
The income of a financial asset securitization investment trust is taxable to the holders of
interests in the financial asset securitization investment trust as provided in sections 860H to
860L of the Internal Revenue Code. The income of the holders must be computed under the
provisions of this chapter.
History: 1997 c 231 art 6 s 21
290.975 [Repealed, 1981 c 344 s 4]
290.981 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.982 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.983 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.984 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.985 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.986 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.987 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.988 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.989 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.99 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.991 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]
290.992 [Repealed, 1977 c 423 art 2 s 20]