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Last Updated: 9/18/2013

Minnesota Sales and Use Tax for Local Governments

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Sales and Use Tax

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri.


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This course is an introduction to sales and use taxes as they apply to local governments in Minnesota, such as cities, towns, school districts or counties. It is designed for bookkeepers, purchasing agents and accountants who need a working knowledge of the law and how to meet their obligations. The course is free and requires no preparation or prerequisites.

Course Objectives

In this class, we'll cover:

  • Sales and Use Tax basics for Minnesota and its local tax jurisdictions

  • Who must register to collect and pay sales and use taxes

  • How the law applies to various business activities within governmental agencies

  • How and when to use or accept an exemption certificate

  • Managing your use tax liability

  • Key documentation you need for Sales and Use Tax records

  • How to complete a Sales and Use Tax return

  • Resources to answer your questions

Continuing Professional Education

You can get Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when you finish this class.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is registered with the National Association State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. View details about our CPE courses and NASBA.


Amy Skog (St. Paul), Bill Sumner (St. Paul), Deanna Statz, Erin Martin (St. Paul), and Penny Demko.

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You must register in advance for these classes. All classes are free. You will get an email confirmation. We may cancel a class if there aren’t enough registered participants; if that happens, we’ll notify you five days before the class.

We offer classes at the locations listed below. All classes are offered from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. To register for a class, click on the location you would like to attend.

All sites are handicap accessible. Reasonable accommodations are available for anyone with impaired vision or hearing. Please let us know of any necessary accommodations during your registration.