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State Representative Peter Fischer

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Posted: Mar 26 2014 3:46PM
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Legislative Update: Middle Class Tax Cuts Signed Into Law, Important Information For Filers

Dear neighbors,

Minnesota’s economy is getting stronger and will continue to do so thanks to new middle class tax cuts approved last Friday by the Legislature and Governor Dayton.

Over one million Minnesotans will pay less in taxes as a result of this legislation, including married couples, working families, new homeowners, teachers, students and more. In addition, the bill repeals three business-to-business sales taxes, such as a tax on warehousing services that was scheduled to take effect on April 1.

Thanks to a $1.2 billion surplus, we were able to cut taxes and maintain a structurally balanced budget, helping to keep our state’s finances on solid footing right now and into the future.

You can learn more about our middle class tax cut package by watching my latest video update. Click here or on the video player below to watch.

The Department of Revenue is working to implement the new law as soon as possible.

If you have not yet filed your 2013 Minnesota tax return, you should wait until after April 3, 2014 to do so. The Department of Revenue will complete updates to their online systems by that date to account for tax refund changes.

If you already filed your 2013 Minnesota tax return, you don’t need to do anything right now. The Department of Revenue will continue mailing refunds as usual. After the April 15 filing deadline, they will review tax returns received before tax refund changes took effect then send any refund increase the same way you elected to receive your refund. If you qualify for a bigger refund, the Department of Revenue will be able to make the necessary changes to your return using the tax documents you provided. If they are unable to do so, they will individually contact you by postal mail to request documents needed to amend your return.

For more information, click here to open an attachment with general guidance from the Department of Revenue. You can also contact me by phone at (651) 296-5363 or by email at rep.peter.fischer@house.mn with any questions.

Lawmakers are moving at a fast tempo to make sure we build on our positive economic momentum so more individuals, families and businesses share in our recovery.

You can learn more about the 2014 Session by attending my upcoming town hall with Senator Chuck Wiger. It’s taking place on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00-11:30am at Century College (East Campus) Room 1333, located at 3300 Century Avenue North in White Bear Lake. We’ll also provide an update about our ongoing efforts to address water shortages in our region.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon.



Peter Fischer
State Representative, District 43A 

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