Cloquet 0.5% Sales Tax Information

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About Cloquet's 0.5% Sales Tax

If an item is subject to the 6.875 percent sales tax, it is also subject to the half percent (0.5%) local option sales tax. Retailers report tax collections directly to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at the same time you report your Minnesota sales tax, but the figures are reported separately.


Excluded from the 0.5% sales tax are motorized vehicles. Motorized vehicles are subject to a tax of up to $20.00. Dealers remit vehicle excise tax to the City of Cloquet using the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Report.

How are Cloquet's 0.5% Sales Tax Revenues Used?

  • Park improvements including pedestrian walking trails.
  • Infrastructure improvements along Highway 33/I-35 to support retail development projects and additional jobs.
  • Sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water infrastructure along with associated roadways.
  • 2011 City Legislation

Notification of Local Use Tax

The City of Cloquet has a 0.5% sales and use tax. Local use tax applies when you buy items or services for business or personal use in the local area when paying local sales tax to the seller. Residents and businesses are required to remit the local use tax to the State of Minnesota regardless of where or how the item was purchased. For example, if you buy a taxable item for your business or home from an out-of-state seller who does not charge or collect local sales tax.

The City of Cloquet sales and use tax is reported to the Minnesota Department of Revenue at the same time you report your Minnesota use tax, but the figures are reported separately.

If you have questions or need additional information on calculating and paying the City of Cloquet 0.5% sales and use tax, you may contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website at or by phone at 651-296-6181.


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