State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2020

South Dakota State Tax Guide for Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.

South Dakota

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The Bottom Line
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Tax-Friendly

Sure, it's cold in the winter. But low taxes will offset some of the cost of staying warm in the Mount Rushmore state. South Dakota has no income tax, and combined state and local sales taxes are below average for the U.S.

Income Tax Range

South Dakota has no state income tax.

Sales Tax

4.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 4.5%, and the average combined rate is 6.4%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Groceries: Taxable
Clothing: Taxable
Motor Vehicles: Exempt from ordinary sales tax, but taxable under special 4% excise tax
Prescription Drugs: Exempt

Real Property Taxes

In South Dakota, the median property tax rate is $1,219 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 30¢ per gallon.
Diesel: 30¢ per gallon.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.53 per pack
Other tobacco products: 35% of the wholesale price

Beer: $0.27 per gallon
Wine: $0.90 per gallon ($2.07 if sparkling)
Liquor: $3.93 per gallon
2% wholesale tax also due on wine and liquor.

Marijuana: Effective July 1, 2021, 15% excise tax

Annual Car Taxes and Fees

An annual vehicle license fee based on the car's weight and age is imposed.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.


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