Measure to make sales tax rollback permanent already drafted
Sioux Falls lawmaker warned sunset repeal is 'DOA'
Rep. Chris Karr isn’t wasting anytime in his fight to make South Dakota’s pending tax holiday permanent.
The Sioux Falls lawmaker who architected the Legislature’s .3 percentage point rollback of the state’s sales tax rate told The Dakota Scout Tuesday he’s already drafted a new measure to make the cut permanent. Right now, it’s set to expire in 2027 with the sales tax rate jumping back to 4.5 percent at that time.
Just one day after the official end to the 2023 legislative session, the Legislative Research Council has in its possession a single-page measure that would repeal the four-year sunset that both the House and Senate compromised on before sending the tax cut package to the governor’s desk in early March.
NEWS: Architect of South Dakota's sales tax cut vows to keep fighting to make it permanent