food tax

SD Lawmakers Kill Bill To Reduce Sales Tax On Food

Feb 12, 2018
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

  

State lawmakers are rejecting a proposal to reduce sales tax collections on food.

The proposed reduction in food tax would be tied to online sales tax collections.

Removing or reducing the sales tax on food is a bill that’s been brought for the last several years, but gone no where.

The House Taxation Committee stops a bill to end the latest discussion on the state food tax. The Legislature has denied similar bills in past years. House Bill 1119 removes the state tax on food for home consumption. The bill was defeated on an 11 to three vote.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed House Bill 1069. This is the repeal and revision of certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 

A bill supported by Democrats in the South Dakota legislature eliminates the state sales tax on food. State Representative Ray Ring from Vermillion sponsors House Bill 1119. He says the change will help people with lower incomes.