Sales tax exemptions figure prominently in the news this week: agricultural exemptions in Tennessee, expiring exemptions in North Carolina, and a soon-to-be-no-more exemption for states with no income tax.

Online sales tax also makes headlines. In the New Year, will begin collecting sales tax in three states. States not lucky enough to have made deals with the retail giant are busy reminding taxpayers about their use tax obligation.

And if you want to know how the Minnesota Department of Revenue is trying to make life easier for taxpayers, read on.