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North Dakota Special Events Law FAQ

  1. What is this all about?
  2. Why?
  3. Does merchant X need to pay sales tax?
  4. Why do we have to collect this?
  5. What is the autocrat's job here?
  6. What does the autocrat need to collect?
  7. How do we report this?
  8. When must it be reported by?
  9. What if the seller doesn't want to give us the information?

  1. What is this all about?

    Under North Dakota law, people who hold "special events" where there are ten or more vendors are required to provide the Tax Commissioner’s Office with a list of all vendors at the event.

  2. Why?

    North Dakota believes this is a way to ensure that those people who need to pay sales tax do so.

  3. Does merchant X need to pay sales tax?

    We don't know. That is between merchant X and the North Dakota Tax Commissioner's Office. Our job is to collect the information.

  4. Why do we have to collect this?

    It is our legal obligation to do so. North Dakota could and probably will fine the SCA, as well as penalize the SCA in other ways.

  5. What is the autocrat's job here?

    If merchants will be allowed at the event, require them to pre-register so you can find out how many will be present. If there are 10 or more merchants at the event, the autocrat or a deputy must collect their information and report it to the group Exchequer. The group Exchequer must send the information to the North Dakota Tax Commissioner's Office and to the Kingdom Exchequer.

  6. What does the autocrat need to collect?

    The autocrat needs the name, business name, address, and North Dakota sales tax permit number of the business. The autocrat should also collect the phone number and email address of the seller.

  7. How do we report this?

    The form can be downloaded from the North Dakota Tax Commissioner web site. It is available either as a PDF form or a spreadsheet.

    You can send the spreadsheet by email to salestax@nd.gov or mail the completed forms to:

     

    Office of State Tax Commissioner, Compliance Section
    600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 127
    Bismarck, ND 58505

     

  8. When must it be reported by?

    The information must be sent to the North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s Office within 20 days of the event.

  9. What if the seller doesn't want to give us the information?

    Then they cannot sell.


Posted by: Kim Sumi Choe Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer on 5/8/2008

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