South Dakota is one of the few states taxing people for purchasing food – 4.5% on all groceries! With high food prices, decreasing access to food, and Governor Noem’s promise, we need to tell our legislators to eliminate the state’s food tax now, during this session.
In conjunction with action to cut the food tax, we call upon the Governor’s administration and Bureau of Finance and Management to consult with sovereign tribal nations, who hold tax compacts with the state, and propose any amendments necessary to ensure that food tax relief will not negatively impact their funding. Let’s make sure this proposal moves forward and gets top priority among the bills for tax cuts.
When you write an email here, it will automatically be sent to the House Appropriations Committee. Share how eliminating the food tax in your community will positively impact your life.