297A.666 Amnesty for registration.
Subdivision 1. Amnesty provisions. Subject to the limitations of subdivision 2:
(1) this state shall provide amnesty for uncollected or unpaid sales or use tax to a seller who registers to pay or to collect and remit applicable sales or use tax on sales made to purchasers in this state in accordance with the terms of the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, provided that the seller was not so registered in this state in the 12-month period preceding the effective date of the state's participation in the agreement; and
(2) the amnesty shall preclude assessment for uncollected or unpaid sales or use tax together with penalty or interest for sales made during the period the seller was not registered in this state, provided registration occurs within 12 months of the effective date of the state's participation in the agreement.
Subd. 2. Limitations. (a) The amnesty is not available to a seller with respect to any matter or matters for which the seller received notice of the commencement of an audit and the audit is not yet finally resolved, including any related administrative and judicial processes.
(b) The amnesty is not available for sales or use taxes already paid or remitted to this state or to taxes collected by the seller.
(c) The amnesty is fully effective, absent the seller's fraud or intentional misrepresentation of a material fact, as long as the seller continues registration and continues payment or collection and remittance of applicable sales or use taxes for a period of at least 36 months. The statute of limitations provisions of chapter 289A applicable to asserting a sales or use tax liability must be tolled during this 36-month period.
(d) The amnesty is applicable only to sales or use taxes due from a seller in its capacity as a seller and not to sales or use taxes due from a seller in its capacity as a buyer.
HIST: 2003 c 127 art 1 s 18
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