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What purchases are exempt from the Minnesota sales tax?

While the Minnesota sales tax of 6.875% applies to most transactions, there are certain items that may be exempt from taxation. This page discusses various sales tax exemptions in Minnesota.

Sales Tax Exemptions in Minnesota

In Minnesota, certain items may be exempt from the sales tax to all consumers, not just tax-exempt purchasers.

Several examples of exemptions to the state's sales tax are products which are intended for babies, clothes, and over the counter medications.

Many states have special, lowered sales tax rates for certain types of staple goods - such as groceries, clothing and medicines. Restaurant meals may also have a special sales tax rate. Here are the special category rates for Minnesota:


Clothing

EXEMPT

Groceries

EXEMPT

Prepared Food

11%

Prescription Drugs

EXEMPT

OTC Drugs

6.875%

These categories may have some further qualifications before the special rate applies, such as a price cap on clothing items. Groceries are generally defined as "unprepared food", while pre-prepared food may be subject to the restaurant food tax rate.

Candy and soda may be included or excluded from any preferential tax rate depending on whether or not the state considers them to be a "grocery":


Is candy taxable in Minnesota? Candy is NOT considered a grocery in Minnesota
Is soda taxable in Minnesota? Soda is NOT considered a grocery in Minnesota

Are services, shipping, installation, etc taxable in Minnesota?

The taxability of transactions involving services, shipping, and installation of tangible goods can be slightly complicated with various laws applying to slightly different situations. To learn more about how these transactions, and other more complicated situations, are subject to the Minnesota sales tax see the Minnesota sales taxability FAQ page.


Other tax-exempt items in Minnesota

This table lists a number of additional categories of goods and services that are exempt from Minnesota's sales tax. For a list that also shows taxable items, see the list of taxable and nontaxable items in Minnesota.

Category Exemption Status
Clothing
General Clothing EXEMPT *
Food and Meals
Grocery Food EXEMPT
Manufacturing and Machinery
Machinery EXEMPT *
Raw Materials EXEMPT
Utilities & Fuel EXEMPT *
Medical Goods and Services
Medical Devices EXEMPT *
Medical Services EXEMPT
Medicines EXEMPT
Newspapers and Magazines
Newspapers EXEMPT *
Occasional Sales
General Occasional Sales EXEMPT *
Motor Vehicles EXEMPT *
Optional Maintenance Contracts
General Optional Maintenance Contracts EXEMPT *
Services
Transportation Services EXEMPT
Software and Digital Products
Custom Software - Delivered on Tangible Media EXEMPT
Custom Software - Downloaded EXEMPT
Trade-Ins
General Trade-Ins EXEMPT

* See notes in category taxability page for details



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