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SF 1663

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2019 03:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; clarifying exemption on nonprofit tickets or
admissions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.70, subdivision 10.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.70, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Nonprofit tickets or admissions.

(a) Tickets or admissions to an event are
exempt if all the gross receipts are recorded as such, in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles, on the books of one or more organizations whose primary mission
is to provide an opportunity for citizens of the state to participate in the creation, performance,
or appreciation of the arts, and provided that each organization is:

(1) an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in which
voluntary contributions make up at least five percent of the organization's annual revenue
in its most recently completed 12-month fiscal year, or in the current year if the organization
has not completed a 12-month fiscal year;

(2) a municipal board that promotes cultural and arts activities; or

(3) the University of Minnesota, a state college and university, or a private nonprofit
college or university provided that the event is held at a facility owned by the educational
institution holding the event.

The exemption only applies if the entire proceeds, after reasonable expenses, are used solely
to provide opportunities for citizens of the state to participate in the creation, performance,
or appreciation of the arts.

(b) Tickets or admissions to the premises of the Minnesota Zoological Garden are exempt,
provided that the exemption under this paragraph does not apply to tickets or admissions
to performances or events held on the premises unless the performance or event is sponsored
and conducted exclusively by the Minnesota Zoological Board or employees of the Minnesota
Zoological Garden.

new text begin (c) Tickets or admissions to a performance or event on the premises of a tax-exempt
organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are exempt if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the nonprofit organization was established to preserve Minnesota's rural agricultural
heritage and focuses on educating the public about rural history and how farms in Minnesota
helped to provide food for the nation and the world;
new text end

new text begin (2) the premises of the nonprofit organization is at least 115 acres;
new text end

new text begin (3) the performance or event is sponsored and conducted exclusively by volunteers,
employees of the nonprofit organization, or members of the board of directors of the nonprofit
organization; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the performance or event is consistent with the nonprofit organization's purposes
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end