Direct Sales and MLM

Minnesota MLM Survey - Ignore It

By
Kevin Thompson

By way of the Lawyer's Council and Government Relations Committee, I learned of a "survey" that's being sent to all network marketers in the state of Minnesota. See below. As explained to me, their Department of Revenue is trying hard to build a case that MLM companies have a nexus to Minnesota for the purposes of income tax. Apparently (I'm not an expert with taxes), the questions are clearly slanted towards establishing a nexus. The Department of Revenue in Minnesota smells money in the MLM space and they're looking to score.

Call of (No) Action

Ignore the survey. We've been advised to discourage salespeople from responding. The survey is optional. If you have members of your team in Minnesota and you hear about this survey, tell them in your best Italian accent "Forget about it!"

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