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Reader's view: State retroactively changes tax rules

Published 08/02/2012, Duluth News Tribune

I recently received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Revenue stating that I owed taxes from my 2008 state return. After checking my 2008 state return, I discovered I was not allowed a deduction for tuition that was allowed on my federal return. When I pulled up the 2008 instructions and forms on the state website, I saw that the original instructions had been overwritten in red and a new form was created in April 2009 to add back the federal deduction for tuition.

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