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Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Basic Sales and Use Tax Webinar

This course is an introduction to sales and use taxes in Minnesota. It is designed for business owners, bookkeepers, purchasing agents and accountants who need a working knowledge of the law and how to meet their obligations.

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the basic sales and use tax concepts for Minnesota and its local taxing jurisdictions to your business.
  • Recognize the exceptions to the "rule" and the exemptions available.
  • Distinguish how the use of an item determines if it qualifies for an exemption.
  • Identify how to use and when to accept an exemption certificate.
  • Identify the documentation necessary for sales and use tax records and returns.
  • List several resources that answer your sales and use tax questions.

Class Material

The instructors will be using a PowerPoint presentation during the class that will reference our Basic Sales and Use Tax Course Guide. You may want to view the manual on a second monitor during the session or print it to follow along with during class and keep for future reference.

Basic Sales and Use Tax Course Guide

Basic Sales and Use Tax PowerPoint Presentation

WebEx Troubleshooting Guide

Continuing Professional Education

We do not offer CPE credits for our webinars.


Antonette Johnson, Heidi Sigsworth, James Douglas, Jeff Gintz, John Ruhland, and Kara Dombrock.

Instructor Bios


You must register in advance for these classes. All classes are free. You will get an email confirmation when your registration has been processed. We may cancel a class if there aren’t enough registered participants; if that happens, we will email you two days before the class. 

To register for a class, click on the session you would like to attend. We post additional classes periodically. Please check this page occasionally for additional dates and/or times if current availability does not meet your needs.

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​December 12, 2018

​9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST)

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