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Last Updated: 11/9/2017

Minnesota/North Dakota Border Issues Course

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This course provides an overview of Minnesota and North Dakota 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

After completing this class you will be able to:

  • Identify if you need to register in North Dakota, Minnesota or both states.

  • Recognize the similarities and differences between the two states laws.

  • Apply sales and use tax law to different types of businesses.

  • Apply practical tips to manage your sales and use tax obligations for both states.

  • Identify how to use and when to accept an exemption certificate.

  • List several resources Minnesota and North Dakota have available to help answer your questions.

Continuing Professional Education

After completing this class you may be able to receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

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. 


Kristi Doyle (Minnesota Department of Revenue) and Vicki Williams (North Dakota Tax Department)

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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 will email you five days before the class.

We offer classes at the locations listed below. 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.