New Minn. Taxes to Get More Scrutiny Next Year

Posted at: 05/21/2013 11:38 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Top Minnesota lawmakers say they purposely delayed implementation of a new sales tax on warehousing services until next April in case they need to revise or undo it before then.

The storage service tax, which doesn't apply to mini-storage rentals, became a clash point in the session's final days. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said Tuesday that lawmakers will review the tax and its unintended consequences when they return to the Capitol in February.
A new tax on equipment repairs has also stirred up farm country lawmakers. A late fix to exempt farm equipment repairs didn't get made, but leaders pledged to do that early next year.
The Department of Revenue expects to provide specific details about what is covered by the sales tax expansion before June 1. Most of the service taxes take effect in July
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