Special session about online sales tax set for SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has called a special legislative session Sept. 12 to quickly capture sales tax now that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states can collect online revenue.

This comes after the high court sided with South Dakota in a case involving the online company Wayfair, Inc.

“South Dakota led the fight for tax fairness, which culminated with our historic win before the U.S. Supreme Court in June,” Daugaard said in a release. “Thanks to that victory, other states are implementing tax changes as soon as Oct. 1, and I will be proposing legislation to allow South Dakota to join them.”

Draft legislation is currently being prepared by the South Dakota Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, and will be made available for review prior to the special session.