March 17th, 2017 ~ Taxing Foods
Good morning! Recently there has been a lot of discussion among the cottage food producers about which foods are taxable and non-taxable. The fact sheets at the Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDOR) can be a little confusing. So I sat down and wrote up a simplified chart and I asked the kind folks at the MDOR to check to make sure it was correct. They sent it back with a few corrections and here is the result. I thought I would share it with you all. This is NOT a legal document. I’m just a lady who likes to bake. If you have any other questions you can email the Sales Use Technical Department at the MDOR: SalesUse.Tech@state.mn.us. It does take them a little while to get back to you but they will.
Please click this link to see the chart: Taxable Foods List
One more thing, I contacted the Dept. Of Agriculture to find out why the registrations have been taking so long. Mr. Jim Roettger, the man now in charge, assured me that they are working as fast as they can and appreciate our patience.
Have a nice weekend!