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Last Updated: 7/26/2017

Obtain a Minnesota Tax ID Number

Before you begin withholding state taxes, you must register for a Minnesota tax ID number.  If you fail to register prior to withholding Minnesota taxes, you may be subject to a $100 penalty.

You will need the following information to register for a Minnesota tax ID number:

  • Federal Employer ID number (FEIN)
  • Your legal name
  • Business name or, if applicable, DBA (“doing business as” name)
  • Business owner’s name
  • Business owner’s Social Security number
  • A contact phone number and email address
  • NAICS Code (Look up a NAICS number at the U.S. Census Bureau website.)
  • Business begin date


For new businesses:

  1. Go to the Starting a Business tab.
  2. Choose an option under "Register for a MN Tax ID
  3. Follow the prompts
  4. You will receive your Minnesota tax ID immediately.


For existing businesses

If you already have a Minnesota tax ID for a different tax type, you can use the same number for Withholding Tax. To do so:

  1. Log in to e-Services
  2. From the Taxpayer Information tab, click “Open New Account”
  3. Check the Withholding Tax checkbox.
  4. Click the  "Next" button 
  5. Enter the Account Begin Date
  6. Answer Yes or No from the drop-down menu if you are Registering as a Third-Party Bulk Filer
  7. Click the "Next" button. The account types you are adding are now listed.
  8. Click the "Submit" button
  9. The withholding account should be open within a few minutes. To view the status of your request, click the "History" tab.


By phone

Call 651-282-5225 or 1-800-657-3605 (TTY users call 711 for Minnesota Relay).


By mail

Download and complete Form ABR, Application for Business Registration and mail to:

Minnesota Revenue
Mail Station 4410
St. Paul, MN 55146-4410