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Bag Fee for Minneapolis and Duluth

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The cities of Minneapolis and Duluth approved ordinances in 2019 requiring retailers to collect a charge from customers for carryout bags provided by the retailer to transport food or merchandise.

Under each ordinance, the retailer must collect at least 5 cents for each carryout bag from its customer and itemize the charge on the invoice or bill given to the customer. 

The charge for the carryout bag is not considered part of the sales price of the items purchased and is not subject to sales tax. 

The Minnesota Department of Revenue does not administer the local charges for carryout bags. For more information, contact the cities directly.

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