Minnesota issues substitute forms guidelines

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has issued substitute forms specifications. The Department will accept reproduced tax forms that re consistent with the official department forms. Developers must register and submit all reproduced forms to the Department for approval prior to distribution. Note: In the guidelines, the term “form” includes tax returns, schedules, worksheets, and payment vouchers. Among other things, developers must register annually. The 2014 Registration and Authorization Form is available on the Software Vendor page. Complete, sign and send the registration form to the Department by Aug. 31, 2014. The Department will not accept reproduced forms for review if a timely signed document is not on file. Once a completed/signed registration form is reviewed, the Department will assign your company/product a unique four-digit vendor identification number in the box provided on the registration forms and send a copy. The assigned vendor identification number must be printed on all forms/pages submitted for approval and for processing. Sub-vendors must also register annually and resubmit all forms for approval. (Minnesota Department of Revenue, 2014 Guidelines and Specifications for Reproducing Substitute Tax Forms Revised 7/24/2014).)

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