South Dakota – Online Ruling Boosts Sales Tax Revenue


South Dakota has seen an uptick in sales tax revenue following a June 2018 Supreme Court decision that allows it to collect money from online retailers. A new law following that decision , which requires online businesses to pay sales taxes if they conduct at least $100,000 in gross sales in at least 200 transactions in the state, went into effect Nov. 1. Revenue Secretary Jim Terwilliger says business tax licenses issued to out-of-state and online retailers since then have helped South Dakota pocket $15.9 million in tax revenue. The Argus Leader reports that Terwilliger says the ruling was a “landmark decision” in tax administration.


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July 1, 2019