Permanent Sales Tax Bill Stalls In Senate

(Pierre, SD) — The bill to make the four-point-two percent sales tax rate permanent in South Dakota is stalling. It failed in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday and got tabled after passing through the House with overwhelming support. Representative Chris Karr, the bill’s prime sponsor, says that the state’s economy is strong, and the state could afford the sales tax cut. Opponents say that the state should wait since the impact of the four-point-two percent is not known. The legislature reduced it by point-three percent last year. The cut will sunset, or end, in 2027.

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