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Minnesota State Tax Information

Looking for Minnesota state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.

State of MinnesotaMinnesota Department of Revenue

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development

Withholding Requirements:

  • Register as employer by filing Form MDES-13 (Report to Determine Liability) or visit this link
  • Employee Withholding - Form W-4MN
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = 6.25%

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form MDES-1D (Employer's Quarterly Wage Detail Report) and Form MDES-1 (Employer's Unemployment Quarterly Tax Report) by last day of month following end of quarter.

State uses the Benefit ratio formula
Wage base is $32,000 for 2017 and 2018
Tax rates for existing employer range from 0.10% to 9.0% for 2018

New employer rate varies from 1.0% or 8.9% depending on the NAICS description for 2018.

Special assessment of 14% of tax due is not included in these rates. The Special Assessment of 14% is being REMOVED as of 1/1/14.
Federal loan interest assessment has been discontinued for 2013.

Workforce Enhancement fee assessment of 0.10% not included in these rates.
Total tax rate is calculated as "Quarterly UI Tax + Additional Assessment + Federal Loan Interest Assessment + Workforce Development Fee = Amount Due"

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum wage - For large employers ($500,000. sales or more per year) minimum wage will be $9.650 effective 1/1/2018 and $9.86 effective 1/1/19
Termination Pay - If fired, pay is due immediately. If the employee quits, paycheck is due by the next regularly scheduled payday, not to exceed 20 days from the last day worked.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form W-4 (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate) to:
Minnesota New Hire Reporting Center
P.O. Box 64212
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0212
Phone: 800-672-4473
Fax: 800-692-4473

to report online click here

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Minnesota CHild Support Payment Center
PO Box 64306
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0306

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:

Michigan, North Dakota

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