Tax Identification (ID) Number
Agency contact information:
Revenue, Minnesota Department of
600 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
600 N. Robert St., Mail Station 4410, St. Paul, MN 55146-4410 | (651) 282-5225 | (800) 657-3605
Contact Info: Business.Registration @state.mn.us
The Minnesota Department of Revenue manages the states revenue system. Functions include the administration of 28 different taxes, interprets and enforces the tax laws, provides taxpayers both individuals and businesses with forms, processes tax returns/payments, and auditing.
Minn. Stats. 297A.83
MINNESOTA RULES 8130.2500
Application for Business Registration, Form ABR
Application for business registration may be completed online, go to Register for a Minnesota Tax ID number online.
Forms and instructions are available on the MN Dept. of Revenue website at Business Registration Forms and Instructions.
The ability for business taxpayers to update/maintain their accounts online is now available through the MN Dept. of Revenue website at Update Business Information.
A person making taxable retail sales or performing taxable services in Minnesota must apply for a Minnesota tax identification number.
This requirement also applies to sellers located outside Minnesota who:
1) have an office; distribution, sales, or sample-room location; warehouse or other place of business in Minnesota, either directly or by subsidiary; or own or lease property in Minnesota, or
2) have a representative, agent, salesperson, canvasser, or solicitor in Minnesota, either on a permanent or temporary basis, who operates under the authority of the retailer or its subsidiary for any purpose, such as repairing, selling delivering, installing, soliciting orders for the retailer's goods or services, or leasing tangible items in Minnesota, or
3) deliver taxable items into Minnesota in their own vehicles.
Period of Issuance:
Indefinite - unless there is a business change, or the permit is revoked or canceled.
Length of Determination Process:
Web registrations are instant. A successful registrant will receive confirmation of their ID number within seconds, and the ID number is valid then. Users will also create their e-File password as a step in the registration process, so as soon as the system issues their ID number, they will have access to full e-File functionality (which now includes the ability to update their business information). All other applications are processed upon receipt. If a person applies for Minnesota tax identification number by telephone, in most cases, a number will be issued immediately.
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