How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota
Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Minnesota. Registration is best completed online via the Minnesota Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Minnesota if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Minnesota, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Minnesota offers a Sales and Use Permit. Follow this link to read a little about the sales and use tax in Minnesota. Minnesota also administers a number of local sales taxes that you should be aware of. Currently, there is no charge to apply for a Sales and Use tax permit in Minnesota
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
Where to Register for a Minnesota Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a sales tax permit in Minnesota, either by paper application or via the online website. We recommend submitting the application via the online website as it will generally be processed faster and you will receive a confirmation upon submission. Having a submission confirmation will help in the event that your application is not processed on-time, or in the event that it is not processed at all (which unfortunately can happen every now and again).
Online Application Location: The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Minnesota is on their website at https://www.mndor.state.mn.us/tp/eservices/_/.
Paper Application Location: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2011-11/abr.pdf
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Minnesota directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue by calling (800) 657-3666, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
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Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of Minnesota
- Your estimated yearly tax liability with Minnesota
To get started, choose the link titled “Get a Minnesota Tax ID Number” on the website.
Next, click “Begin the registration process” and follow the prompts that walk you through the process of registering with the state of Minnesota.
You will come to a screen in the registration process where you will see this prompt, “add all local and other taxes you are required to report”.
This will take you to screen where you will select “ALL” to add local sales tax.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Minnesota?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Minnesota, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Our team can handle your sales tax returns for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. You can also learn more about how to file and pay a sales tax return in Minnesota by clicking here.
After you submit your permit registration application, you will be emailed an authorization code that allows you to access your online account. Once you have that authorization code, you can then go back to the Minnesota Department of Revenue to log back into your account with the user ID and password you set up during the permit registration process.
A paper copy of your Sales and Use Permit will arrive at your mailing address within 7-10 business days. This will have your Minnesota Tax ID number on it and list your filing frequency.
Your Minnesota Sales and Use Permit does not expire.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.