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Applications for sales or property tax refund program now available

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Contact: Wade LaRoche, Public Affairs Manager, 605-773-5869 


PIERRE, S.D. — Qualifying South Dakotans have until July 1 to apply for the Sales or Property Tax Refund for Senior Citizens and Citizens with Disabilities program.


Under the program, qualified applicants will receive refunds of sales or property taxes based on their income. Refund checks are issued at the end of August. Applicants must apply for the program on an annual basis.


To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Be at least 66 years old on or before Jan. 1 of the current year or be disabled during any part of the year
  • Must have a yearly income less than $12,060 if you live alone or live in a household whose members’ combined income is less than $16,240
  • Be a South Dakota resident during all of 2017


Applications for the program may be obtained on the Department of Revenue’s website, http://dor.sd.gov, or at the applicant’s local county treasurer’s office. For more assistance, call the Department of Revenue’s toll-free helpline at 1-800-829-9188.