Sales Tax increase
If you operate a restaurant within Hennepin or Ramsey Counties, the Transit Tax increased yesterday by 0.25%. Actually, it decreased by 0.25%, and was replaced by the new rate of 0.50%.
In Minneapolis, here's the new breakdown of Sales Tax. Make sure to change this in the point-of-sale system, as well as decide how to implement it for any items that are tax-inclusive, such as drinks sold at the bar:
New Rate Old Rate
Food: 8.025% 7.775%
Liquor: 10.525% 10.275%
Don't forget to add 3% to each of the New Rates if you operate within the defined Downtown area of Minneapolis. A link to the Minneapolis Sales Tax rates and a map of the downtown area to which the additional 3% applies can be found at: