Noem’s food tax cut bill filed in South Dakota Legislature
Governor working behind the scenes to get lawmakers on board
PIERRE — The food tax cut Gov. Kristi Noem has been championing since September is moving into legislative form.
The governor’s office Tuesday along with a pair of legislators — Rep. Mary Fitzgerald and Sen. John Wiik — announced the filing of House Bill 1075, which proposes to repeal the 4.5 percent state sales tax that right now is collected on grocery purchases in South Dakota.
Noem touts the legislation as the largest tax cut in South Dakota history, which, if adopted, is estimated to save taxpayers $102 million each year.
“I’ve visited dozens of grocery stores across South Dakota in recent months, and every time, I meet South Dakotans who are shocked by the rising cost of food,” Noem said in a statement. “They need relief – and we can afford to give it to them.”
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