Transportation Sales and Use Tax

Otter Tail County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax and a $20 Vehicle Excise Tax

Starting January 1, 2016, Otter Tail County will have a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax and a $20 vehicle excise tax. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will administer these taxes. Revenues will fund the projects in the Otter Tail County 2016 – 2025 Transportation Program identified in Resolution 2015-64.

This 0.5 percent transit tax applies to retail sales made within Otter Tail County. The transit use tax applies to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid.

A $20 Transit vehicle excise tax applies to sales of motor vehicles registered for road use. This excise tax must be collected by any person in the business of selling new or used motor vehicles at retail when the sale occurs in Otter Tail County. For more information about local taxes, see Fact Sheet 164, Local Sales and Use Taxes.

It is available on the state revenue website, www.revenue.state.mn.us. Revenues will fund the projects in the Otter Tail County 2016 – 2025 Transportation Program identified in Resolution 20 15 - 64 . Th is 0.5 percent transit tax applies to retail sales made within Otter Tail County . The transit use tax applies to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid. A $20 Transit vehicle excise tax applies to sales of motor vehicles registered for road use. This excise tax must be collected by any person in the business of selling ne w or used motor vehicles at retail wh en the sale occurs in Otter Tail County . For more information about local taxes, see Fact Sheet 164, Local Sales and Use Taxes . It is available on our website, www.revenue.state.mn.us .

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