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New Tax on Tattoos, Lower Tax on Gifts: What's in Dayton's Sales Tax Plan?

See which goods and services would be taxed more, less or not at all in Minnesota under the governor's proposed changes.

If Gov. Mark Dayton’s sales tax plan goes into effect, you’d have to pay a little bit more when stopping by Electric Dragonland to get a tattoo because, unlike now, tattoos would be taxed. On the other had, your gifts from Hillary’s or sports equipment from Northstar Lacross would be cheaper because the sales tax rate would drop from 6.875 percent to 5 percent.

There’s no denying that shoppers on Hopkins’ Mainstreet would see the effects.

Here are three lists the Minnesota Department of Revenue released Thursday (click on PDF thumbnails at right to display the lists):

  • Items exempt from sales tax
  • Items already taxed that would be taxed less 
  • Items not now taxed that would be taxed ("Broadening")

Which changes would affect you? Which would have an effect on businesses in Hopkins? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Elijah January 25, 2013 at 08:46 PM
"...Do not mark your skin with tattoos...." Lev. 19:28, The Holy Bible.

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