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HF 403

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/09/2015 03:52pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/29/2015

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use tax; expanding the exemption for sales to
certain nonprofit organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
297A.70, subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 297A.70, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Sales to nonprofit groups.

(a) All sales, except those listed in paragraph
(b), to the following "nonprofit organizations" are exempt:

(1) a corporation, society, association, foundation, or institution organized and
operated exclusively for charitable, religious, or educational purposes if the item
purchased is used in the performance of charitable, religious, or educational functions; deleted text begin and
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(2) any senior citizen group or association of groups that:

(i) in general limits membership to persons who are either age 55 or older, or
physically disabled;

(ii) is organized and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation, and other
nonprofit purposes, not including housing, no part of the net earnings of which inures to
the benefit of any private shareholders; and

(iii) is an exempt organization under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Codedeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ;
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new text begin (3) a nonprofit organization that provides athletic training for youth and adults
provided that:
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new text begin (i) the organization would be exempt under clause (1), except that it provides
training for persons over the age of 18; and
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new text begin (ii) the organization is sanctioned by or affiliated with at least one national governing
body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
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For purposes of this subdivision, charitable purpose includes the maintenance of a
cemetery owned by a religious organization.

(b) This exemption does not apply to the following sales:

(1) building, construction, or reconstruction materials purchased by a contractor
or a subcontractor as a part of a lump-sum contract or similar type of contract with a
guaranteed maximum price covering both labor and materials for use in the construction,
alteration, or repair of a building or facility;

(2) construction materials purchased by tax-exempt entities or their contractors to
be used in constructing buildings or facilities that will not be used principally by the
tax-exempt entities;

(3) lodging as defined under section 297A.61, subdivision 3, paragraph (g), clause
(2), and prepared food, candy, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages as defined in section
297A.67, subdivision 2, except wine purchased by an established religious organization
for sacramental purposes or as allowed under subdivision 9a; and

(4) leasing of a motor vehicle as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, except
as provided in paragraph (c).

(c) This exemption applies to the leasing of a motor vehicle as defined in section
297B.01, subdivision 11, only if the vehicle is:

(1) a truck, as defined in section 168.002, a bus, as defined in section 168.002, or a
passenger automobile, as defined in section 168.002, if the automobile is designed and
used for carrying more than nine persons including the driver; and

(2) intended to be used primarily to transport tangible personal property or
individuals, other than employees, to whom the organization provides service in
performing its charitable, religious, or educational purpose.

(d) A limited liability company also qualifies for exemption under this subdivision if
(1) it consists of a sole member that would qualify for the exemption, and (2) the items
purchased qualify for the exemption.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for sales and purchases made after
June 30, 2015.
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