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HF 661

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/18/2013 01:37pm

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales; extending the tax to certain cosmetic procedures;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.61, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297A.61, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sale and purchase.

(a) "Sale" and "purchase" include, but are not limited
to, each of the transactions listed in this subdivision.

(b) Sale and purchase include:

(1) any transfer of title or possession, or both, of tangible personal property, whether
absolutely or conditionally, for a consideration in money or by exchange or barter; and

(2) the leasing of or the granting of a license to use or consume, for a consideration
in money or by exchange or barter, tangible personal property, other than a manufactured
home used for residential purposes for a continuous period of 30 days or more.

(c) Sale and purchase include the production, fabrication, printing, or processing of
tangible personal property for a consideration for consumers who furnish either directly or
indirectly the materials used in the production, fabrication, printing, or processing.

(d) Sale and purchase include the preparing for a consideration of food.
Notwithstanding section 297A.67, subdivision 2, taxable food includes, but is not limited
to, the following:

(1) prepared food sold by the retailer;

(2) soft drinks;

(3) candy;

(4) dietary supplements; and

(5) all food sold through vending machines.

(e) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of electricity,
gas, water, or steam for use or consumption within this state.

(f) A sale and a purchase includes the transfer for a consideration of prewritten
computer software whether delivered electronically, by load and leave, or otherwise.

(g) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of the following
services:

(1) the privilege of admission to places of amusement, recreational areas, or athletic
events, and the making available of amusement devices, tanning facilities, reducing
salons, steam baths, Turkish baths, health clubs, and spas or athletic facilities;

(2) lodging and related services by a hotel, rooming house, resort, campground,
motel, or trailer camp, including furnishing the guest of the facility with access to
telecommunication services, and the granting of any similar license to use real property in
a specific facility, other than the renting or leasing of it for a continuous period of 30 days
or more under an enforceable written agreement that may not be terminated without prior
notice and including accommodations intermediary services provided in connection with
other services provided under this clause;

(3) nonresidential parking services, whether on a contractual, hourly, or other
periodic basis, except for parking at a meter;

(4) the granting of membership in a club, association, or other organization if:

(i) the club, association, or other organization makes available for the use of its
members sports and athletic facilities, without regard to whether a separate charge is
assessed for use of the facilities; and

(ii) use of the sports and athletic facility is not made available to the general public
on the same basis as it is made available to members.

Granting of membership means both onetime initiation fees and periodic membership
dues. Sports and athletic facilities include golf courses; tennis, racquetball, handball, and
squash courts; basketball and volleyball facilities; running tracks; exercise equipment;
swimming pools; and other similar athletic or sports facilities;

(5) delivery of aggregate materials by a third party, excluding delivery of aggregate
material used in road construction; and delivery of concrete block by a third party if the
delivery would be subject to the sales tax if provided by the seller of the concrete block; and

(6) services as provided in this clause:

(i) laundry and dry cleaning services including cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering,
and storing clothes, linen services and supply, cleaning and blocking hats, and carpet,
drapery, upholstery, and industrial cleaning. Laundry and dry cleaning services do not
include services provided by coin operated facilities operated by the customer;

(ii) motor vehicle washing, waxing, and cleaning services, including services
provided by coin operated facilities operated by the customer, and rustproofing,
undercoating, and towing of motor vehicles;

(iii) building and residential cleaning, maintenance, and disinfecting services and
pest control and exterminating services;

(iv) detective, security, burglar, fire alarm, and armored car services; but not including
services performed within the jurisdiction they serve by off-duty licensed peace officers as
defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, or services provided by a nonprofit organization
for monitoring and electronic surveillance of persons placed on in-home detention
pursuant to court order or under the direction of the Minnesota Department of Corrections;

(v) pet grooming services;

(vi) lawn care, fertilizing, mowing, spraying and sprigging services; garden planting
and maintenance; tree, bush, and shrub pruning, bracing, spraying, and surgery; indoor
plant care; tree, bush, shrub, and stump removal, except when performed as part of a land
clearing contract as defined in section 297A.68, subdivision 40; and tree trimming for
public utility lines. Services performed under a construction contract for the installation of
shrubbery, plants, sod, trees, bushes, and similar items are not taxable;

(vii) massages, except when provided by a licensed health care facility or
professional or upon written referral from a licensed health care facility or professional for
treatment of illness, injury, or disease; and

(viii) the furnishing of lodging, board, and care services for animals in kennels and
other similar arrangements, but excluding veterinary and horse boarding services.

In applying the provisions of this chapter, the terms "tangible personal property"
and "retail sale" include taxable services listed in clause (6), items (i) to (vi) and (viii),
and the provision of these taxable services, unless specifically provided otherwise.
Services performed by an employee for an employer are not taxable. Services performed
by a partnership or association for another partnership or association are not taxable if
one of the entities owns or controls more than 80 percent of the voting power of the
equity interest in the other entity. Services performed between members of an affiliated
group of corporations are not taxable. For purposes of the preceding sentence, "affiliated
group of corporations" means those entities that would be classified as members of an
affiliated group as defined under United States Code, title 26, section 1504, disregarding
the exclusions in section 1504(b).

For purposes of clause (5), "road construction" means construction of (1) public
roads, (2) cartways, and (3) private roads in townships located outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area up to the point of the emergency response location sign.

(h) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of tangible
personal property or taxable services by the United States or any of its agencies or
instrumentalities, or the state of Minnesota, its agencies, instrumentalities, or political
subdivisions.

(i) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of
telecommunications services, ancillary services associated with telecommunication
services, cable television services, and direct satellite services. Telecommunication
services include, but are not limited to, the following services, as defined in section
297A.669: air-to-ground radiotelephone service, mobile telecommunication service,
postpaid calling service, prepaid calling service, prepaid wireless calling service, and
private communication services. The services in this paragraph are taxed to the extent
allowed under federal law.

(j) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of installation if
the installation charges would be subject to the sales tax if the installation were provided
by the seller of the item being installed.

(k) A sale and a purchase includes the rental of a vehicle by a motor vehicle dealer
to a customer when (1) the vehicle is rented by the customer for a consideration, or (2)
the motor vehicle dealer is reimbursed pursuant to a service contract as defined in section
59B.02, subdivision 11.

(l) A sale and a purchase includes the furnishing for a consideration of any medical
procedure performed on an individual which is directed at improving the subject's
appearance, body image, or self-esteem and which does not meaningfully promote the
proper function of the body or prevent or treat illness or disease. This includes, but is not
limited to: (i) cosmetic surgery; (ii) hair transplants; (iii) cosmetic injections; (iv) cosmetic
soft tissue fillers; (v) dermabrasion and chemical peel; (vi) laser hair removal; (vii) laser
skin resurfacing; (viii) laser treatment of leg veins; (ix) sclerotherapy; and (x) cosmetic
dentistry. This paragraph does not apply to reconstructive surgery or dentistry, which
includes any surgery performed on abnormal structures caused by or related to congenital
defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease, including
procedures to improve function or give a more normal appearance.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for sales made after June 30, 2013.

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