While there is not a national sales tax, every state has its own sales tax laws in place. Sales tax applies to the sale of goods or service that do not qualify for exemptions in a specific state. Vendors are required to collect the tax on purchases and file a return to send the money to the state. Since exemptions vary from state to state, it is important to know what exemptions your state has. While a complete list of exemptions can be found on the Minnesota Department of Revenue website, some that are worth noting include food stamps, meals at schools, and clothes. However, if you buy over a specific amount as determined by your state in a state you do not live in, you may have to pay taxes on those purchases in your yearly taxes.

For more information, see our article summarizing Minnesota’s sales tax laws.

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