As you look for answers to questions regarding how to deal with the IRS or the Minnesota Department of Revenue, you may be overwhelmed by the articles and opinions you see on the Internet. I believe the best place to start is often with the information from the government agency making a claim against you. If you understand the way they view the situation and what they expect from you, you will be in a better position to understand the information you find in your search, identify the information that will be most helpful to you, and prepare your response.
To help you with your investigation, I have organized links to various sources you can use to better understand both your current situation and some of your options for proceeding. I am very happy to talk with you, but I understand you may want to first learn more about your situation. I hope this information helps. Please call me if you have any questions.