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South Dakota Repeals Sales Tax on Food Refund Program

South Dakota HB 1206, “An Act to make an appropriation for emergency food assistance grants and to repeal the sales tax on food refund program, “ was signed by the Governor yesterday, March 19, 2012.

The Sales Tax on Food Refund Program “…provides refunds of sales tax payments on food to South Dakota residents who qualify for the program.” This program has now been repealed.

Instead of this program, “any general funds … shall be reappropriated [sic] to the Department of Social Services for grants for the purpose of emergency food assistance.”

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”