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Minnesota Department of Revenue provides update and details on issues with Intuit products in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last week the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced several issues with Intuit tax preparation products (TurboTax, Lacerte, Intuit online, ProSeries). This document provides a status of those issues as of 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2013 and Intuit’s plan to fix them.
The Department of Revenue is not affiliated with Intuit and we find these errors unacceptable. The Intuit software issues affect about 14,000 Minnesota taxpayers. We expect Intuit to correct these problems immediately.
Intuit Issue Update - March 11 at 12 p.m.
State Election Campaign Fund Selection (Form M1 and M1PR)
If $5 was directed to a political party or to the state’s general campaign fund, Intuit did not accurately communicate your choice to the department.
Returns completed after February 28 do not have this issue.
If you filed electronically you do not need to do anything. Intuit will provide the department with a list and we will use that list to make corrections.
If you filed on paper, Intuit sent a letter with directions on how to identify if you have an issue and what to do. If you find an error or need assistance determining if your return is impacted, you can contact Intuit directly at 1-866-888-4609.
Negative Federal Adjusted Gross Income (Form M1)
Turbo Tax and ProSeries issue - When the Federal Adjusted Gross Income was a negative number, the value submitted to the department was a positive number.
Returns completed after February 4 do not have this issue.
Intuit will provide the department with a list and we will use that list to make corrections.
There may be some who received a letter or bill from the department.
Blaine MN Updated Housing Statistics - January 2013
...and what all of this means to you…
Often, we’ll hear housing statistics on the news that goes something like this: “housing is recovering” or “prices are up”, but what do these sound bites really mean to prospective home buyers or sellers? Quite frankly; they don’t mean very much at all.
To truly be useful, statistics need to be more specific to the local area or situation. For example, here are the latest updated January 2013 statistics for Blaine MN. These are the numbers for the month of January 2013 and are compared to the month of January 2012.
New listings down -17.9% at 87 listings – While at first glance this seems like bad news, actually it’s not. Last year we had a larger number of bank owned properties on the market at this time of year. Traditionally in Blaine, a large number of Fair Market Sellers take their homes off the market in the winter because of the Holidays, the inconveniences of winter weather, and the mistaken impression that homes do not sell in the winter. So this simply means there are fewer bank owned properties on the market this January when compared to last January. This is good news for Sellers as it will help prices rebound. It can also be good news for most home Buyers because it means the homes that are on the market are very likely to be in better condition and will have a better chance of passing an inspection and especially a FHA inspection.
Closed sales up +39.1% at 64 sales – When sales go up at the same time listings go down, that means that the homes that are on the market are Selling like hot cakes. Great news for Sellers, but this may somewhat limit the selection of homes for Buyers to choose from. So for the relocation Buyers coming into the Blaine area for their new jobs starting in January, this can be a motivating factor.
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2 Bed, 2 Bath
8614 Corcoran Path
Inver Grove Heights MN, 55076
Patti Ann Kasper
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Updated Weekly Real Estate Market Activity
for Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Metro Area
Housing Affordability is High
and Sales are Picking Up!
We are starting to see multiple offers again, the number of bank owned properties has dwindled and sale prices in many areas are stabilizing. Several areas are experiencing price increases. The Parade of Homes is wrapping up this weekend and our real estate season is off to a good start!