South Dakota accused of overtaxing sales by more than $4 million since 2021
The Daugaard administration predicted in 2018 that litigation would stem from enforcement of what's known as the Partridge Amendment
The state of South Dakota is being accused of collecting millions more in sales taxes over the last two years than what it’s legally entitled to.
The governor’s office and the head of the state’s tax office received correspondence earlier this month from a pair of free market, limited government lobbyists alleging the state’s been in violation of its tax code for more than a year for continuing to enforce a 4.5 percent sales tax rate.
“This letter is a good faith attempt to bring attention to and therefore rectify the Department’s delinquency in reducing the tax rates specified in Section 10-64-9 for the fiscal years 2020 and 2021,” reads a letter signed by Keith Moore and Don Haggar, who both work with the right-leaning Americans For Prosperity.
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