Minnesota revenue officials are warning taxpayers not to use some popular tax return programs including TurboTax.
The Department of Revenue said Friday the software company Intuit discovered problems with some of their tax return products, including TurboTax, Lacerte, Intuit online and ProSeries. Officials say those issues could delay tax refunds or make them inaccurate.
They advised anyone who has already filed a tax return with Intuit software should call the company at 1-866-888-4609. The Department of Revenue has a list of safe programs to use listed on its website at http://www.revenue.state.mn.us
Intuit says the problems identified by Minnesota officials are confined just to Minnesota.
Intuit spokeswoman Julie Miller says the problems affect a part of the 2012 Minnesota income tax returns where taxpayers decide whether to donate $5 to a political party. She says the problems can cause taxpayers' intentions to be miscommunicated to the state.
Miller says this does not affect anyone's refund amounts or the taxes they owe, and people who've already filed have been notified.
She says software updates have already been pushed out to try to fix the problem.
- Associated Press