Minnesota lifts freeze on accepting TurboTax returns


The Minnesota Department of Revenue has begun accepting state tax returns filed through the popular tax preparation provider TurboTax as of 3 p.m. Saturday. The state had frozen TurboTax returns on Thursday evening over concerns about potential fraud, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The department suspended TurboTax returns after some users discovered that when they logged into TurboTax they were told that a return has already been filed in their name.

Intuit, which owns TurboTax, has said its systems were not breached, and it believes the personal data was stolen elsewhere.

"We took this step after Intuit implemented new targeted security measures,” the Revenue Department said in a statement on its website Saturday. "We will continue reviewing returns and will remain in contact with the company."

About 270,000 Minnesota taxpayers have already filed their state taxes and revenue officials flagged several thousand that used TurboTax for further review.

If you already filed your Minnesota return using TurboTax, you don't need to do anything. The department said it will review all returns and contact any taxpayers whose returns might have problems.

Despite the issue with Turbo Tax, the Revenue Department said electronic filing is still the best way for residents to submit their taxes.

Next Up

vaccine, covid

Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19

The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.

Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

moorhead police

Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.


Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

denny dempsey

Burnsville priest identified as bicyclist killed in Rosemount

The church says he was doing what he loved: riding his bike.

Matt Dumba

Wild open road trip with win over Canucks

At 5-1, only the St. Louis Blues (5-0) are off to a better start in the Western Conference than the Wild.