Minnesota goes after motor-home buyers who avoid taxes

State law requires new car owners to pay a 6.5 sales tax regardless of where they buy the vehicle. But the Revenue Department says some Minnesotans are setting up shell corporations in other states avoid paying taxes on pricey purchases like motor homes.
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State law requires new car owners to pay a 6.5 sales tax regardless of where they buy the vehicle. But the Revenue Department says some Minnesotans are setting up shell corporations in other states avoid paying taxes on pricey purchases like motor homes.

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