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Last Updated: 10/26/2017

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  • Can I file for an extension?Back to top

    There are no extensions given for Sales and Use Tax returns. If you don’t file your return on time, we’ll assess a 5 percent penalty. If you don’t pay the tax on time, we’ll assess a penalty of: 5 percent if your payment is up to 30 days late, 10 percent if it’s 31 to 60 days late, and 15 percent if it’s more than 60 days late.

    For more detailed information on penalties, see I was assessed penalty and interest.

  • How often do I need to file Sales and Use Tax?Back to top

    Sales and Use Tax may be due on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. The due date is based on the average monthly tax you reported in the previous year, as shown in the table below. 

    Filing Frequency Average Tax Reported Due Date​
    Annual​ Less than $100 per month​ Feb. 5 of the following year​
    Quarterly Less than $500 per month​ 20th day of the month after the end of the quarter​
    Monthly More than $500 per month​ 20th day of the month after the end of the month
     
    When a due date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day.

  • What if I don’t owe any Sales and Use Tax?Back to top

    If you have a Minnesota tax ID number but don’t owe any tax for the reporting period, you still must file a return stating that zero tax is owed.​