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South Dakota Business Licensing

Important Points:

  • South Dakota business license requirements vary depending on the type of business.
    • You many need a special license or registration with your city and/or county.
  • Partnerships and sole proprietorships that use fictitious names need to register with the county Register of Deeds office.
  • Limited partnerships and corporations must register with the South Dakota Secretary of State.

How to Get a Business License in South Dakota:

  • If you plan to hire at least one employee, contact Internal Revenue Service to get an Employer ID Number (EIN), and to request your w-4, SS-4, Circular E and Publication 334 forms.
  • Register your business entity.
    • Limited partnerships and corporations – register online.
    • Partnerships and sole proprietorships – contact your county’s Register of Deeds.
  • Find information on how to obtain a South Dakota business license for your specific business at the South Dakota Economic Development website.
  • Check with your local government for additional licensing requirements.

South Dakota State Sales Tax:

  • South Dakota has a state sales tax of 4%.
    • Additional municipal sales and use taxes may apply. Find the sales tax rate for your specific area.

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