Some Minnesota businesses that would be subject to a new sales tax expansion are complaining loudly and trying to get parts of it repealed. The pending sales tax on warehousing services is a big concern at companies like Distribution Alternatives in Lino Lakes and Lawrence Transportation in Red Wing.
Need that new Justin Bieber ringtone? Come July 1 buying it will carry a Minnesota sales tax. Hiring a repairman for the office photocopier? That labor will be taxed. Catching a pay-per-view movie on satellite television? There’s a tax on that, too.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is advising businesses and others about changes to the state sales tax that legislators approved last month. The agency planned to release details Thursday meant to clear up confusion about new exemptions and newly imposed taxes.
With ten days to go in the 2013 session, DFL legislative leaders held budget talks with Governor Mark Dayton Friday to hammer out their differences on tax and budget issues, including a Senate proposal to extend the state’s sale tax to clothing.
The debate over the size and reach of Minnesota’s sales tax swept back into the state Capitol on Thursday with a Senate proposal to make everything from car repairs to dating services taxable.
The head of a transportation finance committee in the Minnesota Legislature doesn’t expect to see a major infusion of money for roads, bridges and mass transit to come together this year.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $640 million.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday set up the clear-cut tax debate his aides say he’s always craved, demanding that Minnesota’s best-off residents pay higher income taxes to boost spending on education and other services.
Minnesota retailers are hoping Gov. Mark Dayton will reconsider the part of his budget plan that would tax some pieces of clothing.
After taking a lot of heat from the business community, Gov. Mark Dayton is dropping one of his sales tax proposals.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton hasn’t decided whether to keep a proposed sales tax expansion intact but says he expects to announce a revised budget early next week.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is striking back against perceptions that his proposed sales tax expansion would put Minnesota business at a disadvantage when bidding for service contracts in other states.
In his third “State of the State” address Wednesday night at the State Capitol, Gov. Dayton focused mainly on the budget, but he did throw in one surprise. He gave his biggest statement yet in support of legalizing gay marriage.
Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t be proposing eliminating the income tax in favor of a steep sales tax hike.
About two dozen Minnesota cities and counties whose sales taxes piggyback on the state’s would see a gusher of new money if Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed sales tax expansion prevails.
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