The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.

South Dakota

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Most Tax-Friendly

Sure, it’s cold in the winter. But low taxes will offset some of the cost of staying warm. South Dakota has no income tax, and combined state and local sales taxes are below average for the U.S. The Mount Rushmore State is one of Kiplinger's top ten most tax-friendly states

Sales Tax

4.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 4.5%, and the average combined rate is 6.40%, according to the Tax Foundation. Many services are taxed, as are groceries.

Income Tax Range

There’s no state income tax.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.3000 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.3000 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In South Dakota, residents pay an average of $1,388 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

4% excise tax is due when vehicle is titled.

Sin Taxes

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

Beer and other malt beverages: $0.27 per gallon
Wine: $1.31 per gallon
Liquor: $4.67 per gallon

Taxes On Wireless Service

14.22%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

None.

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