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Subject: sales tax on agricultural equipment Date: 3/27/2012 2:11 PM
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Hi all,
I hope I am posting this in the best spot... I have a question about sales tax on equipment used to maintain our property.

My wife and I recently purchased a home (our new primary residence) on 13.5 acres in Minnesota. The land is zoned agricultural and had horses on the property 10-15 years ago, but none now. To my knowledge, there has never been crop or livestock production on the property either. Right now, about 1/3 is woods, 1/3 is natural (prairie), and 1/3 is manicured lawn (around the house). I recently purchased an ATV (with plow) for maintaining the property and am also looking at purchasing a utility tractor as well. I was told by the tractor dealership that for a property of >10 acres, that I likely will not need to pay sales tax on the tractor and shouldn't have paid it on the ATV either.

Can anyone help me with information on this? Is this true that I don't have to pay sales tax? Do I need to have some time of agricultural activity? Can I get the sales tax back that was already paid?

Thanks much!!
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