On October 1st, 2006, the 0.50% local option sales and use tax and the $20 motor vehicle excise tax, which is in lieu of sales tax, was implemented. Revenues generated from the taxes over the next twelve years will be used to finance the acquisition and betterment of the City’s water treatment facilities, a joint Baxter-Brainerd wastewater treatment plant, and building and a new water tower.
More information about the tax can be found on the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s website at www.revenue.state.mn.us. Specific questions regarding the local option sales tax should be directed to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The State is administering and collecting the local option sales tax similar to the regular sales tax.
MN Dept of Revenue Contact Information:
Corporate and Sales Tax Division
Mail Station 6330
St. Paul, MN 55146-6330
Questions regarding the motor vehicle excise tax can be forwarded to the City of Baxter Finance Department who is administering and collecting that portion of the tax.
In the links below are a City map showing city boundaries, a list of street names and address ranges as of September 2016, and a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Report.