Sales Tax Rate In $locality Minnesota 2023 Rochester, Minnesota Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Rochester

ROCHESTER Sales Tax Rate


2023 Rochester sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Minnesota State Sales Tax 6.88%
County Sales Tax N/A
Rochester Sales Tax 0.75%
Special Sales Tax 0.50%
Combined Sales Tax 8.13% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Rochester, Minnesota sales tax is 8.13% , consisting of 6.88% Minnesota state sales tax and 1.25% Rochester local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.75% city sales tax and a 0.50% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Rochester Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Rochester
  • Groceries and clothing are exempt from the Rochester and Minnesota state sales taxes
  • Rochester collects a 1.25% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Minnesota law
  • Rochester has a higher sales tax than 93.5% of Minnesota's other cities and counties

Rochester Minnesota Sales Tax Exemptions

ROCHESTER - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Rochester doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most clothing and groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under Minnesota law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Minnesota state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Minnesota's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Rochester.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:TAX EXEMPT Prepared Food:12.025% Prescription Drugs:1.25% Non-Prescription Drugs:1.25%

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All merchants operating in Rochester must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Minnesota Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Minnesota sales tax.

Rochester Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Rochester sales tax region partially or fully covers 5 zip codes in Minnesota. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Minnesota here

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