On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of South Dakota, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a South Dakota job in the are
  • Applied for a South Dakota school
  • Opened a South Dakota bank account in the state of South Dakota
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in South Dakota?

In the map of South Dakota is pictured below there are a total of 66 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Aurora Beadle Bennett BonHomme Brookings Brown Brule Buffalo Butte Campbell CharlesMix Clark Clay Codington Corson Custer Davison Day Deuel Dewey Douglas Edmunds Fall River Faulk Grant Gregory Haakon Hamlin Hand Hanson Harding Hughes Hutchinson Hyde Jackson Jerauld Jones Kingsbury Lake Lawrence Lincoln Lyman Marshall McCook McPherson Meade Mellette Miner Minnehaha Moody OglalaLakota Pennington Perkins Potter Roberts Sanborn Spink Stanley Sully Todd Tripp Turner Union Walworth Yankton Ziebach
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 4.5% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 6.5% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of South Dakota is 5.636%,
  • the highest is within the Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington County that consists of Plankinton, Huron, Tyndall, Springfield, Brookings, Volga, Aberdeen, Groton, Warner, Chamberlain, Kimball, Belle Fourche, Herreid, Pickstown, Clark, Vermillion, Watertown, Mc Laughlin, Custer, Pringle and this equates to 6.5% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Bennett, Buffalo, Haakon, Hyde, Shannon, Todd, Ziebach which includes cities like Martin, Allen, Tuthill, Fort Thompson, Gann Valley, Philip, Midland, Highmore, Stephan, Holabird, Pine Ridge, Kyle, Porcupine, Mission, Rosebud, Saint Francis, Dupree, Cherry Creek and the sales tax in these areas total to 4.5%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of South Dakota.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

 

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You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $700 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Sioux Falls, SD with the highest sales tax of 6.5% would mean that your $700 purchase would incur a $45.5 sales tax, taking the total amount to $745.5.

Whereas in Kyle, SD the sales tax is only 4.5% and a $700 purchase would equate to $31.5 tax, taking the total to $731.5.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Sioux Falls 6.50% 57101, 57103, 57104, 57105, 57106, 57107, 57108, 57109, 57110, 57118, 57186, 57193, 57197, 57198 139753
Rapid City 6.50% 57701, 57702, 57709 64151
Aberdeen 6.50% 57401, 57402 24618
Watertown 6.50% 57201 21061
Brookings 6.50% 57006, 57007 15382
Yankton 6.50% 57078 15005
Mitchell 6.50% 57301 14701
Pierre 6.50% 57501 14058
Spearfish 6.50% 57783, 57799 11707
Huron 6.50% 57350, 57399 11666
Brandon 6.50% 57005 9235
Sturgis 6.50% 57785 7646
Madison 6.50% 57042 7353
Vermillion 6.50% 57069 6905
Belle Fourche 6.50% 57717 6476
Black Hawk 4.50% 57718 5845
North Sioux City 6.50% 57049 5515
Harrisburg 6.50% 57032 5057
Box Elder 6.50% 57719 4929
Hot Springs 6.50% 57747 4655
Custer 6.50% 57730 4499
Dell Rapids 6.50% 57022 4446
Milbank 6.50% 57252 4253
Tea 6.50% 57064 4252
Hartford 6.50% 57033 4156
Sisseton 6.50% 57262 3924
Canton 6.50% 57013 3832
Winner 6.50% 57580 3617
Mobridge 6.50% 57601 3226
Lead 6.50% 57754 3152
Pine Ridge 4.50% 57770 3139
Beresford 6.50% 57004 3001
Piedmont 4.50% 57769 2978
Lennox 6.50% 57039 2904
Chamberlain 6.50% 57325 2752
Eagle Butte 6.50% 57625 2743
Flandreau 6.50% 57028 2722
Redfield 6.50% 57469 2606
Garretson 4.50% 57030 2575
Fort Pierre 6.50% 57532 2566
Elk Point 6.50% 57025 2482
Webster 6.50% 57274 2478
Volga 6.50% 57071 2436
Wagner 4.50% 57380 2338
Mission 4.50% 57555 2297
Ellsworth Afb 6.50% 57706 2237
Emery 6.50% 57332 2154
Deadwood 6.50% 57732 2066
Platte 4.50% 57369 2005
Parkston 6.50% 57366 2005

Why do I need to collect sales tax in South Dakota?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of South Dakota, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the South Dakota Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting South Dakota sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the South Dakota Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your South Dakota sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of South Dakota, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of South Dakota depending on where you operate out of.