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Last Updated: 10/23/2014

Minnesota/Wisconsin Border Issues Course

This course provides an overview of Minnesota and Wisconsin sales and use tax laws for companies that do business in both states. It is designed for business owners, bookkeepers, purchasing agents and accountants who need a working knowledge of each state’s laws and how to meet their obligations.

Course Objectives

We will cover:

  • Who needs to register for sales and use taxes in Minnesota, Wisconsin or both states

  • Sales and Use Tax basics for Minnesota, Wisconsin and their local taxing jurisdictions

  • What cities, counties and other jurisdictions in each state have local taxes

  • What’s taxable in each state

  • Exceptions to the general rules, and exemptions

  • The major differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin laws

  • How the laws apply to different types of businesses

  • How, and when, to use or accept an exemption certificate

  • The documentation you need for your 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. 


Minnesota Department of Revenue: Antonette Johnson (Onalaska), Christine Milosevich (Duluth), Deana Statz (Hudson), and Karin Harris (Duluth)

Wisconsin Department of Revenue: Dave Steines (Hudson), Marlaine Willms (Duluth), and Tracey Mueller (Onalaska)

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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 8:30 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.