While paying taxes is generally something people dread doing, taxes are the lifeblood of state governments, paying for many state projects, services, and infrastructure work. Minnesota has a system of laws creating a variety of consumer taxes, a state personal income tax, and an estate tax. For example, Minnesota law places taxes on the sale of cigarettes, alcohol, gasoline, and various forms of gambling. If you have a question about how Minnesota's tax system works or are just wondering how much you're being taxed for each purchase you make, you've come to the right place. FindLaw's Minnesota Tax Laws section provides articles on the state consumer tax, estate tax, and personal income tax laws. Click on a link below to get started.