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Minnesota Sales Tax Increase, April 2016


 Sales tax rate change coming to Crow Wing County, Minnesota

The sales tax rate in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, will increase next year. Effective April 1, 2016, the rate throughout the county will jump by a half-cent, raising revenue for bridge and road improvements. It is expected to generate $4.18 million per year.

A couple of years ago, the county would have had to obtain approval from voters to increase the sales tax rate. But in 2013, the state passed a law “allowing local governments to collect sales taxes to fund transportation needs without a voter referendum” (Brainerd Dispatch).

The additional tax is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2025. More information is available on the County Board of Commissioners website, under the meeting minutes for 12/15/2015.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.