I ran into a problem with e-Filing my Minnesota Taxes. Using H&R Block software, the pre-check for e-Filing requires a valid driver’s license number, issued date, and date of expiration. Most states are doing this to prevent e-Filing fraud. That seems simple to do, but not with a Minnesota license.
The problem is the Minnesota licenses provide only the month of issuance. The H&R Block software would have none of that. It required an exact date. Chat support and H&R Block didn’t know what to do. They suggested maybe I could remember. I did my last renewal by mail three years ago. I have no idea what that day might be. Guessing could cause the e-File to be rejected. They suggested I call the DMV and ask for the date.
It turns out there is a DMV / DVS website you can do a query on any Minnesota license to check whether is it valid, and that site shows both the issuance and expiration dates! Here is a link to the Minnesota driver’s license lookup. Problem solved!
Hopefully this can help some other Minnesotan with their e-File!