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If an item is subject to the 6.875 percent state sales tax, it is also subject to the half-percent (.50 percent) local option sales tax.
Retailers report tax collections directly to the Minnesota Department of Revenue using form ST1.
Excluded from the half-percent sales tax are motorized vehicles. Motorized vehicles are subject to a tax of $20. Dealers remit vehicle excise tax to the City of Mankato.
How Mankato’s half-percent sales tax revenues are used:
The half-percent sales tax is scheduled to sunset in 2022 (originally scheduled to sunset in 2019). The voters approved the use of a half-percent sales tax in 1991. In 1996, voters approved a referendum to broaden the use of the half-percent sales tax to fund capital improvement projects at the Mankato Regional Airport.
Local option sales tax approval process State approval is required prior to a local referendum vote.
City Council approval