Testimony begins on bill to remove the South Dakota sales tax on food

Legislators began taking testimony Wednesday on a bill that would remove the state sales tax on food.

SB164 Would remove the current 4.2% sales tax on food and reimpose the 0.3% general sales tax cut passed last session.

Proponents say the bill is revenue neutral.

The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Reynold Nesiba of Sioux Falls, says his bill gives the legislature control over the sales tax removal, rather than having the voters take it into their hands this November.

The Senate taxation committee will consider additional testimony on Friday.


February 2, 2024