Proposed List of Newly Taxed Items


According to Governor Mark Dayton’s Sales Tax Reform Plan, all existing and newly taxed items will be subject to a 20% sales tax rate reduction to 5.5%. Here is a list, released by the Minnesota Department of Revenue, of all new items subject to the sales tax.

  1. Affiliate Nexus
  2. Digital Products
  3. Parallel Taxation of Direct Satellite Services
  4. Parallel Taxation of Remote Access Software
  5. Admission to stadium box seats and suites, exhibitions, and selling events
  6. Repeal exemption for ready to eat meat and seafood
  7. Clothing on items over $100
  8. Admissions/Memberships
  9. Over-the-counter drugs
  10. Personal services - e.g. barber shops, beauty salons, tattoo and body piercing, nail salons
  11. Specialized design services - e.g. interior decorating, industrial design services, graphic design services
  12. Computer services - e.g. custom computer programming, computer systems design services, computer facilities management services, data processing, hosting and related services
  13. Management consulting services - e.g. administrative management consulting services, human resources consulting services, marketing consulting services, environmental consulting services, scientific and technical consulting services, scientific research and development services
  14. Other consulting and development services - e.g. environmental, sanitation, site remediation, safety, economic, security, and other consulting services
  15. Advertising and related services - e.g. advertising agencies, public relations agencies, media buying agencies, media representatives, display advertising, advertising material distribution services
  16. Office administrative services
  17. Facilities support services - e.g. snow plowing, cleaning
  18. Employment services - e.g. temp help agencies, employment placement agencies, executive search agencies, professional employer organizations
  19. Business support services - e.g. telephone answering services, collection agencies, telemarketing services on contract, secretarial and court reporting services, document preparation services, private mail centers, collection agencies, credit bureaus, repossession services
  20. Other support services - e.g. packaging and labeling services, convention and trade show organizing
  21. Other misc. professional and technical services - e.g. marketing research and public opinion polling, photographic services, commercial photography, translation and interpretation services
  22. Electronic and commercial equipment repair & maintenance Personal services purchased by businesses Telecommunications equipment
  23. Court reporter documents
  24. Advertising materials
  25. Publications - e.g. newspapers, magazines, commercial printing


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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