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.
After completing this class you will be able to:
Know whether or not you are required to register in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or both states
Identify what areas have local taxes in each state
Apply the basic sales and use tax concepts for Minnesota, Wisconsin and their local taxing jurisdictions
Know what’s taxable in each state
Recognize the exceptions to the general rules and exemptions available in each state
Identify the major differences between Minnesota and Wisconsin laws and how those differences may affect your business
Differentiate how Sales and Use Tax law applies to different types of businesses and their business activities
Discover how and when to use and accept an exemption certificate properly
Identify the documentation necessary for Sales and Use Tax records and returns
List several resources that are available to help you 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), and Deanna Statz (Hudson)
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.