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2016 Sturgis Rally Temporary Vendor Sales Tax Revenues





 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Contact: Lori Haupt, Revenue Supervisor, Rapid City Office, 605-394-2332

 2016 Sturgis Rally Temporary Vendor Sales Tax Revenues

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Tax revenue from the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally reached just over a million dollars according to the latest figures available from the South Dakota Department of Revenue.

 

Total tax revenue generated at the Rally was $1,188,412 from total temporary vendor sales of $14,992,405. There were 1,153 vendors in the Black Hills during the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

 

The Department of Revenue reports that sales and tourism tax revenues collected from temporary vendors at this year’s rally totaled $900,195 in the Northern Black Hills, which includes Sturgis and all other communities in Meade and Lawrence counties.

 

Of the $900,195 collected so far this year in the Northern Black Hills, $511,993 was state sales tax, $209,624 was municipal sales tax, $10,212 was municipal gross receipts tax and $168,366 was state tourism tax revenue.

 

The Southern Black Hills, including Rapid City, Custer, Hill City and Keystone, along with Pennington County, posted vendor sales tax revenues of $288,217. Of that amount, $162,666 was state sales tax, $68,596 was municipal sales tax, $2,723 was municipal gross receipts tax and $54,232 was state tourism tax.

 

“We value our partnerships with the local governments, other state and local agencies and the vendors during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” Andy Gerlach, Department of Revenue Secretary said. “Each year, I am proud of our staff for their accurate work, and partnerships with other agencies to make sure this event is successful.”

 

Doug Schinkel, Director of the Business Tax division said “Each year, our agents work in Sturgis and all of the Black Hills area during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, to ensure that vendors are properly licensed and are remitting the taxes that are due.  While these efforts are most noticeable during the week of the Motorcycle Rally, they begin long before it starts and continue after the rally has concluded.  Our goal is to ensure a positive rally experience for attendees and vendors alike.”   

Audio MP3 files of Secretary Gerlach and Director Doug Schinkel 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally quotes may be downloaded at: http://news.sd.gov/mediacontent.aspx?id=26&media=Audio

 

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