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Minnesota is a destination-based state (sales are taxed where the buyer is located).
To file your return and pay sales tax:
The general sales tax rate is 6.875%. Additional local taxes apply. Local taxes imposed generally range from .05% to 6%. Restaurant sales are subject to specialized food and beverage local taxes in some jurisdictions.
For a fast and accurate sales tax rate lookup by zip code, use our up-to-date calculator below.
Look up your Minnesota sales tax rate:
Groceries for home consumption are exempt from sales tax, while candy, soft drinks, and prepared foods are taxable.
Business activities that establish a minimum tax connection to the state include:
Online activities that establish nexus in Minnesota include:
Economic nexus in Minnesota:
Find more information about nexus in Minnesota.
Due dates are as follows:
To collect taxes in Minnesota a business must register with the Department of Revenue and apply for a MN tax ID.
After applying you'll receive a confirmation email with your MN tax ID.
Failure to pay - If you don't pay your tax on time, the following penalties apply:
Failure to file - Add an additional 5% to the above penalty if you also don’t file your return on time.
Interest is figured on the total tax plus penalty at 4% (adjusted annually) from the due date until the date the total is paid.
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