Workshop Outlines Sales Tax Exemption for Construction Materials

A presentation by League staff is now available online for city officials, city engineers, and others who interact with construction contractors.
(Published Feb 3, 2014)

League attorneys Patrick Hynes and Edward Cadman presented information about how to secure the local sales tax exemption for construction materials during a live Jan. 10 workshop. The presentation was hosted by Stantec in St. Paul with live video conferencing in Rochester and St. Cloud, and is now available online.

More information
The League has also prepared an information memo regarding the local sales tax exemption process for construction contracts and materials.

Are you meeting with your legislators?
This legislative session, the League will be working on streamlining the process for sales tax exemptions and construction materials. In conjunction with the League’s legislative priorities for 2014, staff members are working to clarify other components of the local sales tax exemption in addition to the construction contracts aspect. (Read related article.)

League staff have developed a one-page talking points document for those that may have meetings with legislators in the coming weeks. If you would like a copy of the talking points on this issue, please send your request to

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