Pursuant to existing statutory authority and agency practice, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will grant a 30-day Lawful Gambling Tax extension upon request for payments due on Friday, March 20 if needed due to COVID-19.
Businesses and non-profit organizations with a monthly Lawful Gambling Tax payment due March 20 that request an extension by March 27, will have until April 20 to make that payment. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest. These customers should still file their return by March 20, if possible. If taxpayers cannot file on time, Revenue will allow a filing extension until April 20, if the request is received by Friday, March 27.
At this time, the grace period for penalty and interest is only for the March 20 payment. Taxpayers can request additional relief from penalty and interest for reasonable cause after April 20.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information and guidance.
Organizations can request extensions by email, fax or through secure message in e-Services. The request should include the organization’s name, address, federal and state tax ID numbers, license number and the month for which they are requesting an extension.