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South Dakota Senior Sales Tax Refunds


South Dakota has updated and revised their sales tax refund program for low-income elderly and disabled taxpayers.

The amended law provides that a “single-member household” qualifies if the claimants income is:

  • $4,250 or less (Refund $258)
  • $4,251 - $10,500 (Refund $46 plus 3.4% of difference between $10,500 and claimant’s income)
  • $10,501 and above – No Refund

If there is more than one individual in the household, the qualifications are:

  • $7,250 or less (Refund $581)
  • $7,251 - $13,750 (Refund $74 plus 7.8% of difference between $13,750 and household income)
  • $13,751 and above – No Refund

To be eligible:

  • Must be 66 years old on or before January of 2012 OR
  • Disabled during any part of the year (meaning you can receive Social Security Disability benefits, Supplemental Security Disability benefits, or you’re a veteran with a rated disability of 60% or higher)
  • Must have been a South Dakota resident for the entire previous year
  • Must meet the annual income requirements.

Applications can be found here….

According to the state, the Sales or Property Tax Refund Program has been in effect since 1974. Applications are accepted from May 1 through July 1. Refund checks begin to be issued at the end of August.

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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.”