Minnesota Sales and Use Tax Payment Extensions
April 9, 2020 - The state of Minnesota is extending the grace period for payment of sales and use tax for businesses identified under Emergency Executive Order 20-04.
- Businesses that originally had a monthly payment of sales and use tax due March 20, 2020 now have until May 20, 2020 to make the payment.
- Businesses that originally had a monthly or quarterly payment of sales and use tax due April 20, 2020 now have until May 20, 2020 to make the payment.
The extension is only for payment—returns still need to be filed timely. Payments due for the April sales and use tax return are not extended at this time so these payments will need to be remitted by the original deadline of May 20, 2020.
Businesses should also be aware of other state and federal disaster assistance programs for which they may be eligible. Listings of such resources can be found at either the MN DEED website or our Covid-19 information and resource center.
There is also an option for businesses to request additional relief from penalties or interest which could be incurred after April 20 if there is reasonable cause to make such a request. This includes the emergency declarations made by the president and/or governor in response to Covid-19. Here is a link to an MN DEED page with abatement information for businesses.
Those with questions or a desire to request additional time are encouraged to contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue.