Minnesota sales tax guide Minnesota sales tax guide


Standard rate



Reduced rate


Sales of tax-free products and services

  • Advertising materials;
  • Air cooling equipment;
  • Airflight equipment and parts;
  • Baby products;
  • Clothing;
  • And others…


Who is obliged to register sales tax

When you sell in Minnesota and qualify as a dealer under the definition and meet the threshold, you need to be registered to collect and pay sales tax in Minnesota.



Starting October 1, 2019, out-of-state dealers with sufficient physical or economic presence for establishing nexus in Minnesota must register to collect sales tax. This includes online sellers or remote sellers that have  $100,000 in sales annually in the state, or 200 or more retail sales shipped to Minnesota in a 12-month period.

Merchant thresholds by state

Marketplace thresholds by state

The special rules are applicable to the SAAS business.

Software as Service Tax Thresholds by state.



If the marketplace seller is registered in-state for their sales, and the marketplace facilitator collects and pays the sales tax itself,  the marketplace seller is exempt from sales tax.

But marketplace sellers must receive a statement from a facilitator.

Provide a copy of your Minnesota registration to collect sales and use tax to the marketplace provider. Enter into an agreement with the marketplace provider that you will collect and remit sales and use taxes on the sales you make through the marketplace.


Sales tax payment and filing date

Depending on your tax liability, determine your filing frequency – either annual, monthly, or quarterly:

  • Annual – $0.00 to $99,990;
  • Quarterly – $100.00 to $500.00;
  • Monthly – $500.01 and up.

Returns are always due on the 20th of the month following the reporting period, and on February 5 of the following year (for the annual filing). If the filing due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the tax is due the next business day.


Penalty and interest

  • The late filing penalty is 5%;
  • Late paying  –  5-15%.