The Minnesota Department of Revenue has further extended the grace period for Sales and Use Tax payments for businesses that were affected by Executive Order 20-04 (the temporary closure of bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation) due to COVID-19.
The original grace period was issued on March 18th and granted a 30-day extension for businesses that had payments due March 20, 2020. The expanded grace period includes payments due March 20th and April 20th, giving these businesses until May 20th, 2020 to make these payments. The relief continues to be available only for those businesses that have monthly filings and are affected by Executive Order 20-04. If you do not qualify for the exemption under the Executive Order and choose to not remit your sales tax liabilities, the late filing penalty is 5 – 15% of any tax that is not paid by the due date.
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