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Income tax season opens in North Dakota, Minnesota

Officials in both states urged residents to file electronically.

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FARGO — The season for individual income tax filing opens Monday, Jan. 24, in Minnesota and North Dakota.

The date matches the opening day for filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

The deadline for individuals to file 2021 Minnesota, North Dakota and federal income tax returns is Monday, April 18.

Officials in both states urged residents to file electronically.

Free electronic filing is available for Minnesotans and North Dakotans who meet certain requirements. To see if you're eligible in Minnesota, visit https://go.usa.gov/xpSuy . In North Dakota, visit www.tax.nd.gov/FreeFile.

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Free tax preparation help is also available to residents who qualify. For information about tax help sites in Minnesota, visit https://go.usa.gov/xpSup . In North Dakota, visit www.tax.nd.gov/FreeTaxPrep .

In 2021, state lawmakers approved an income tax credit for North Dakotans.

Full-year residents will get a credit of up to $350. For married couples filing jointly, the credit is up to $700. For more information, visit www.tax.nd.gov/SpecialSession2021 .

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