Spring Load Restrictions
The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases and STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM.
The STARTING DATE of Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES was effective Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM.
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LIEAP Eligibility Changes
Effective January 28, 2014, The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) has increased the maximum Crisis benefits available for EAP households with LP or heating oil emergencies from $500 to $1,000. The maximum Crisis benefit for all other energy emergencies remains at $500 (natural gas, electric, biofuel, etc). This change is to assist households confronting extremely low temperatures combined with increased costs and shortages of LP and heating oil. Click here for the funds increase notice. Click here for Eligibiliety Guidelines Increase.
VISA/MC Litigation Settlement Pre-registration
Marketers that accepted Visa or MasterCard cards between January 1, 2004 and November 28, 2012 and did not opt-out of the pending class action settlement will be eligible to claim funds when and if the settlement clears legal challenges.
Marketers can now preregister to recover funds on the settlement website: https://www.paymentcardsettlement.com/en/Preregistration
Keep in mind, preregistration is optional and not required but it could speed up the process when and if the settlement is approved. Preregistration closes on February 1, 2014.
Prepaid wireless E911 and Telecommunications Access
Minnesota (TAM) fees must be reported and paid to the
Minnesota Department of Revenue starting Jan. 1, 2014.Click here for more information.
Local Government Exemption Sales Tax
Local Government Exemption
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, cities and counties are exempt from sales and use tax on purchases used to provide certain government services. Please refer to Fact Sheet 176
for more information. We have updated Form ST-3
, Certificate of Exemption, to include “local government” as a reason for exemption under “B-specific government exemption.”
Biodiesel Blender CreditTHE FEDERAL BIODIESEL BLENDER TAX CREDIT EXPIRED AT 11:59PM ON DECEMBER 31, 2013.
We have not heard that the biodiesel credit will be extended. Several members of Congress are working on the biodiesel credit, but what the outcome will be is unclear at this time. If Congress acts on the biofuels tax incentives the Association will send out notifications. If you have specific supplier questions please contact your suppliers marketing office.