South Dakota Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding South Dakota sales tax rules.


If you're located in South Dakota or your business has expanded to the state and you're selling taxable goods, it's time you understood the ins and outs of sales tax compliance. In our guide to South Dakota sales tax, we'll help you establish a solid foundation for tax management by covering the ins and outs of registration, tax collection, and filing ongoing returns with the South Dakota Department of Revenue.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of South Dakota Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect South Dakota sales tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting South Dakota internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

South Dakota Sales Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit South Dakota sales tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in South Dakota such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

Registering to Collect South Dakota Sales Tax

You'll want to get started establishing South Dakota sales tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary sales tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in South Dakota.

Collecting Sales Tax in South Dakota

After you've registered your business with the South Dakota Department of Revenue, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as South Dakota sales tax exemptions, sales tax holidays, and determining state and local sales tax rates.

Filing South Dakota Sales Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the South Dakota Department of Revenue and collecting sales tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

South Dakota Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect South Dakota sales tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the South Dakota Department of Revenue.

Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, sales tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned South Dakota sales tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

Sales Tax on South Dakota Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in South Dakota. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.