ISP sales and use taxation exemption (HF 3245) introduced in the MN Legislature

The bill was introduced March 1, 2018  …

Quam, Drazkowski, Davids and Hoppe introduced:

  1. F. 3245,A bill for an act relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for Internet service provider machinery and equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Here’s the proposed text

A bill for an act
relating to taxation; sales and use; providing an exemption for Internet service
provider machinery and equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
297A.68, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 297A.68, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

Subd. 46.

Internet service provider machinery and equipment.

Internet service
machinery and equipment purchased or leased for use directly by an Internet service provider
primarily in the provision of Internet service that are ultimately to be sold at retail are exempt,
regardless of whether purchased by the owner, a contractor, or a subcontractor. For purposes
of this subdivision, an “Internet service provider” means a business or person that provides
individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as
Web site building, cloud storage, virtual hosting, and similar data processing and information
services through one or more points of presence on the Internet.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for sales and purchases made after June
30, 2018.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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