Updated: 06/26/2014 4:00 PM
Created: 06/26/2014 10:44 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
Minnesota taxpayers who still need to file and pay their state taxes can get an extension if they’ve been affected by flooding, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Thursday.
Penalties and interest will be forgiven for people in flooded areas who owe state tax returns or payments that are due between June 11 and July 22. Only state taxes are extended, not federal taxes.
Thirty-five counties are under a state of emergency: Beltrami, Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hubbard, Jackson, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lyon, Koochiching, McLeod, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Saint Louis, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Todd and Waseca.
For more information on the extension, call the Minnesota Department of Revenue Disaster Relief Hotline at 651-556-3016.