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Last Updated: 10/15/2018

File Sales and Use Tax by Phone

What you will need

You need the following information to file your Sales and Use Tax return by phone:

  • Your 7-digit Minnesota tax ID number
  • Your password
  • Gross receipts: The total receipts (or sales) from all business operations for Minnesota during the reporting period (what you report as Minnesota receipts for income tax). Include all taxable and exempt sales, leases and rentals. Do not include sales tax.
  • General rate sales tax: The total receipts from all taxable sales, leases and rentals subject to the state tax rate. Do not include sales tax.
  • Use tax: The total amount you paid for items purchased for your own use without paying sales tax to the seller.
  • Variable rate tax: Total amount you paid for purchases for which you paid tax to another state and are claiming a credit.
  • Variable rate tax amount due: Total tax due to MN for purchases made in another state, based on the variable tax rate when you are claiming a credit.
  • Special tax rate: The total receipts (or sales) subject to a local city or county sales tax.
  • If applicable, the total receipts from sales subject to special tax rates that apply to liquor, mobile homes, leasing cars or solid waste management tax.
  • If you'll be paying your tax electronically for the first time, you'll need your bank routing number and account number.

Step-by-step instructions

1. Using a touch-tone phone dial 1-800-570-3329.
2.  To file or pay a business tax, Press 2.
3.  Enter your 7-digit Minnesota tax ID number.
  • If correct, press 1.
  • If incorrect, press 2.
4. Enter your password followed by the pound (#) key
  • First-time users enter your temporary password. You'll be prompted to create a personal password, which must be 4 to 8 digits.
  • If you don't have a temporary password call 651-296-6181.
5. To file a return, Press 1, or press 2 to make a payment only.
6. To file a Sales and Use Tax return, press 1.
If you make sales into local jurisdictions that have local sales taxes, you must collect those taxes even if you are not physically present there. This may require you to register, collect, and remit additional local taxes. If you have questions, please call us at 651-296-6181.
7. To begin filing a return, press 1.
8. To file a return for the current period, press 1, or to select a different filing period press 2. To amend a return, press 3.
9. Enter your gross receipts followed by the pound (#) key.
  • If this is correct, press 1.
  • If the number entered is incorrect, press 2.
10. Enter your general rate sales tax followed by the pound (#) key.
  • If correct, press 1.
  • If the number entered is incorrect, press 2.
11. Enter your taxable amount for use tax followed by the pound (#) key.
  • If correct, press 1.
  • If the number entered is incorrect, press 2.
12. Enter your taxable amount for variable rate tax followed by the pound (#) key.
  • If correct, press 1.
  • If the number entered is incorrect, press 2.
13. Enter your tax due for variable rate followed by the pound (#) key.
  • If correct, press 1.
  • If the number entered is incorrect, press 2.
14. Follow the prompts for any local taxes (or other taxes) that you are registered for.
The system will calculate your tax due. If your return is being filed after the due date and tax is owed, the system will calculate any penalty and interest that you also owe.
15. Press 1 if the total tax due is correct.
  • Press 2 to repeat the total.
  • Press 3 to start over.
  • Press 4 to exit the system without filing your return.
16. To Continue.
  • Press 1.
  • Repeat, press 2.
  • To Exit without filing, press 3.
17. Press 1 to pay electronically. Or press 2 to pay by check and voucher.
  • If you are paying electronically, follow the prompts. You will be given a confirmation number.
  • Please be sure to write down your confirmation number and keep it with your records for future reference.
  • If you're paying by check and voucher, mail your payment to:
Minnesota Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 64622
St. Paul, MN 55164-0622
18. Press 1 to hear the confirmation number again.
19. Press 2 to end the call.