Minnesota Department of Revenue: Crystal Business Loses Sales Tax Permit

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Minnesota Department of Revenue

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Department of
 Revenue recently revoked the sales tax permit of a Crystal business.  The
 department revoked the permit for failing to file and pay state sales tax.
     James A. Fosler, doing business as Complete Cut Lawn Service, 4088
 Kentucky Ave. N., owns a lawn service business.  The department alleges that
 this business owes the state more than $11,700 in sales tax, penalty and
 interest.  The department also alleges that at the time of the revocation, the
 business had failed to file state sales tax returns.
     Minnesota sales tax is a "trust tax."  Customers who pay sales tax trust
 and expect businesses to send it to the state on their behalf.  It must not be
 used by a business as additional operating capital or for any other purpose.
     If a person or company makes taxable retail sales in Minnesota after
 revocation of a Minnesota sales tax permit, the action is considered a felony
 under Minnesota law.
 
 

SOURCE Minnesota Department of Revenue
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Department of
 Revenue recently revoked the sales tax permit of a Crystal business.  The
 department revoked the permit for failing to file and pay state sales tax.
     James A. Fosler, doing business as Complete Cut Lawn Service, 4088
 Kentucky Ave. N., owns a lawn service business.  The department alleges that
 this business owes the state more than $11,700 in sales tax, penalty and
 interest.  The department also alleges that at the time of the revocation, the
 business had failed to file state sales tax returns.
     Minnesota sales tax is a "trust tax."  Customers who pay sales tax trust
 and expect businesses to send it to the state on their behalf.  It must not be
 used by a business as additional operating capital or for any other purpose.
     If a person or company makes taxable retail sales in Minnesota after
 revocation of a Minnesota sales tax permit, the action is considered a felony
 under Minnesota law.
 
 SOURCE  Minnesota Department of Revenue