Monthly Archives: January 2012

MN Sales and Use Tax Returns – 2011

REMEMBER:  You need to file your sales and use tax return by February 6th, 2012.

If you do not regularly file a sales tax return, you need to file a “Sales & Use Tax” return by February 6th, 2012.  Click here to file:

“. . . but I do not collect sales tax or have taxable services!” 

Many people think this, however you must file a return for USE TAX as well as SALES TAX.  USE TAX is the sales tax you should have paid on purchases you may have bought over the internet or in other situations where you did not pay the sales tax at the time of purchase.  This sales tax must be paid in voluntarily and must be paid online.

Business By Design can not file this return for you!  For more infomation, click below to download details about filing this return and filing requirements:

BBD’s Explaination: 
Explaination of Sales & Use Tax – 2011.pdf

Frequently Asked ??’s:   
MN Sales and Use Tax FAQ’s – 2011.pdf  

Directions to MN online filing:    
Online Filing instructions using e-Services.pdf

For more information, you can go to the MN Department of Revenue Website at:

Eye on Money Magazine – Jan/Feb 2012

Happy New Year –   I would like to wish you a happy and profitable 2012.  All of us here at Business By Design are looking forward to good things to come in 2012.


Starting this month – we will be providing you a new feature magazine called “Eye on Money” – and this issue is our January/February issue.  A new issue will come out every other month.  Each issue will address a specific financial topic and provide some common sense information you can use for your own financial know how.


Enjoy and please feel free to provide me with feedback.  Let me know if there are other topics or information you would like to have on a regular basis.


Click here to view the magazie: