The Minnesota (MN) state sales tax rate is currently 6.875%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7.875%. Minnesota sales tax may also be levied at the city, county, school, transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels.
Minnesota sales tax has numerous local taxing levels that must be monitored and maintained on a regular basis, it is complex and time consuming due to the volume of jurisdictions.
Minnesota is listed in Kiplinger’s 2011 10 Tax-Unfriendly States for Retirees. Sales taxes can reach 9.53% in some areas, although food, clothing and prescription and non-prescription drugs are exempt.
Avalara Sales and Use Tax Products for Minnesota
AvaTax – AvaTax is a powerful, online sales tax compliance solution that provides all businesses with a level of sales tax automation that until now has been available only to Fortune 500 companies. AvaTax’s transaction-based service model and seamless integration into business applications gives you rapid access to all jurisdiction assignments and real-time sales tax calculations. Cutting-edge technologies and superior processing logic can manage even the most complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules.
TrustFile - Avalara TrustFile provides detailed sales tax reporting for online sellers. Allowing businesses to know exactly where, when and how much to file. Ecommerce business owners can use TrustFile to determine whether or not they are collecting the right amount of sales tax in each individual state, and then store a record of their sales tax history securely in the cloud for free.