Created: 03/21/2014 3:07 PM KAALtv.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A tax-relief package affecting hundreds of thousands of Minnesota residents is a step away from Gov. Mark Dayton's desk.
The Minnesota Senate voted 58-5 Friday to approve the plan, sending it to the House for final consideration. The House has the option of seeking further negotiations, but an urgency to get it done soon makes more talks less likely.
The bill includes time-sensitive credits for income tax filers as well as some business tax repeals.
Gov. Mark Dayton hopes to sign the bill soon. Department of Revenue officials say eligible taxpayers who have already filed returns may get automatic checks while others will need to file amended forms.
Among the recipients are those who get working family credits, recent college graduates paying off loans and people receiving certain tuition allowances.
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