How to File and Pay Sales Tax in South Dakota

by | Dec 11, 2019

Quick Answer: This blog provides instructions on how to file and pay sales tax returns in South Dakota using the Sales and Use Tax Return (Form 2032). This is the only form used by South Dakota to report sales tax.

Do You Need to File a South Dakota Sales Tax Return?

Once you have an active sales tax permit in South Dakota you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Not sure if you need a permit in South Dakota?  No problem. Check out our blog, Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota

Also, If you would rather ask someone else to handle your South Dakota filings, our team at TaxValet can handle that for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. We specialize in eliminating the stress and hassle of sales tax.


How to Sign-in and File a Return on South Dakota’s Website

We will begin with simple step-by-step instructions for logging on to the website in order to file your sales tax return for South Dakota. 

Step 1: Follow this link,, and you will come to this screen:

Step 2: Sign in with your username and password. 

If you do not have a username and password then your first step is setting that up. Your username and password are generally created when you submit registration paperwork for a sales tax permit. If you are not interested in doing the work of getting the sales tax permit or a state login yourself, TaxValet can handle that for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.  

Step 3: You will be directed to the main menu for that state. Once you come to the main menu, select “File and Pay your Return.”

Step 4: Select the period you want to file and click “Next.”

Step 5: Enter your Gross Sales, Use Taxable, and Non-Taxable Sales. Once complete, select “Next.”

Step 6: Enter your taxable sales for each city. You may add cities if needed. Once complete, select “Next.”

Step 7: Enter any taxable sales for Tourism/Other Taxes.

Step 8: It’s time for a review. Make sure the amounts look correct before you click “Next.”

Step 9: Select the payment method you will be using to pay and follow the instructions for payment.

Hooray! You have just filed your South Dakota sales tax return.

We recommend saving and/or printing your confirmation and your return for your records.

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How to Pay South Dakota’s Sales Tax

You can make a payment without filing a return. On the main menu screen select “Payment Only.”

Select the license you are paying and enter your banking information. Once you have made your payment, be sure to save and/or print your confirmation. 


Things to Consider After Filing a Sales Tax Return in South Dakota

You may print your return by clicking on “View Account Activity” under “View History.” Once on the ledger screen, you can select previously processed items. Simply choose the return you would like to view and/or print.


How to Get Help Filing a South Dakota Sales Tax Return

If you are stuck or have questions, you can contact the state of South Dakota directly by telephone at (605) 773-3311 or via email at

Instead, if you are looking for a team of experts to handle your sales tax returns for you each month, you should check out our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in becoming a client!

Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.


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