South Dakota Business Licensing
- 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.