On January 1, 2000, the 0.50% local option sales and use tax was implemented within the City of Saint Paul to fund the Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) program. The STAR program funds the expansion and remodeling of the Saint Paul Civic Center Complex (RiverCentre) as well as capital projects to further residential, cultural, commercial and economic development in downtown and the neighborhoods of Saint Paul.
Additional information on the STAR program can be found on the Planning and Economic Development website.
For more information about the tax can be found on the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website. 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 on behalf of the City.
Hotel/Motel Lodging Tax
Beginning in 2004, the City of Saint Paul implemented a lodging tax on hotels and motels within the city boundaries. The lodging tax on hotels and motels with 50 or fewer rooms is 3%. An additional 3% tax applies to all lodging facilities with more than 50 rooms.
As of October 1, 2019, the lodging tax on hotels and motels with more than 50 rooms was increased from 3% to 4%.
The City's lodging tax is administered by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Additional information regarding the tax and its remittance can be found on the Minnesota Department of Revenue's website.
- Local Sales and Use Tax Fact Sheet 164. Discusses local taxes administered by the Minnesota Department of Revenue and who is responsible for collecting and paying those taxes.
- Special Local Sales and Use Tax Fact Sheet 164S. Discusses the special local taxes (food and beverage, lodging, and entertainment) administered by the Revenue.
- Sales Tax Rate Calculator.
- Minnesota Sales and Use Tax Business Guide.