Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in South Dakota. Registration is best completed online via the South Dakota Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in South Dakota if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in South Dakota, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available in South Dakota
South Dakota offers two types of permits, a Sales Tax License and a Use Tax License. For the purpose of this blog, we will go through applying for a Sales Tax License. However, here is more information about the two types of permits.
Sales tax license (ST): A South Dakota sales tax license is required if your business sells, rents, or leases any kind of tangible personal property, products transferred electronically, or provides any kind of service.
Use tax license (UT): A use tax license is required if your business purchases tangible personal property, products transferred electronically, or services on which South Dakota sales tax was not paid.
Please read the information associated with the two permit types carefully to determine which permit is the best choice for your business.
There currently is no charge to apply for either type of South Dakota sales tax permit.
Where to Register for a South Dakota Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of South Dakota is on their website here.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of South Dakota directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue by calling (800) 829-9188.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
Let our team of professionals help you determine where you have nexus, register for sales tax permits, and file your returns.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of South Dakota
- Your estimated yearly sales with South Dakota
To get started, choose the link titled “To Create A New Account–Click Here” on the website.
This will take you to a screen where you can create your username, password, and security question. Please remember to make note of this information for future reference.
After you create your user information, you will be prompted to select your entity type and permit type. You will click on the “+” symbol next to the type of business tax license you wish to apply for.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in South Dakota?
After you submit your sales tax permit, a representative with the South Dakota Department of Revenue will contact you via telephone. The representative will confirm information that was supplied on your application and then they will confirm sales tax rates with South Dakota.
The representative will send you an email after the phone call. The email will contain information regarding your account, including your account number.
You can then log back into your South Dakota account here.
Your South Dakota sales tax permit should arrive in your mailbox within 7-10 business days after you have been approved and received your email.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.