as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:03am
A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; expanding eligibility and increasing
fund-raising sales exemption for nonprofits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 297A.70, subdivision 13.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 297A.70, subdivision 13, is amended to
(a) The following
sales by the specified organizations for fund-raising purposes are exempt, subject to the
limitations listed in paragraph (b):
(1) all sales made by an organization that exists solely for the purpose of providing
educational or social activities for young people primarily age 18 and under;
(2) all sales made by an organization that is a senior citizen group or association of
groups if (i) in general it limits membership to persons age 55 or older; (ii) it is organized
and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation, and other nonprofit purposes; and (iii)
no part of its net earnings inures to the benefit of any private shareholders;
(3) the sale or use of tickets or admissions to a golf tournament held in Minnesota if
the beneficiary of the tournament's net proceeds qualifies as a tax-exempt organization
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(4) sales of candy sold for fund-raising purposes by a nonprofit organization that
provides educational and social activities primarily for young people age 18 and under.
(b) The exemptions listed in paragraph (a) are limited in the following manner:
(1) the exemption under paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), applies deleted text beginonly if thedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
gross annual receipts of the organization from fund-raising deleted text begindo not exceed $10,000deleted text endnew text beginnew text end; and
(2) the exemption under paragraph (a), clause (1), does not apply if the sales are
derived from admission charges or from activities for which the money must be deposited
with the school district treasurer under section 123B.49, subdivision 2, or be recorded in
the same manner as other revenues or expenditures of the school district under section
123B.49, subdivision 4.
(c) Sales of tangible personal property are exempt if the entire proceeds, less the
necessary expenses for obtaining the property, will be contributed to a registered combined
charitable organization described in section 43A.50, to be used exclusively for charitable,
religious, or educational purposes, and the registered combined charitable organization
has given its written permission for the sale. Sales that occur over a period of more than
24 days per year are not exempt under this paragraph.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision, a club, association, or other organization of
elementary or secondary school students organized for the purpose of carrying on sports,
educational, or other extracurricular activities is a separate organization from the school
district or school for purposes of applying the deleted text begin$10,000deleted text end new text beginnew text endlimit.
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