FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2023
Contact: Ian Fury
Gov. Noem VETOES Tax Increase
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem VETOED House Bill 1109, which would raise occupation taxes on both South Dakotans and visitors to our state. You can find Governor Noem’s VETO letter here.
“The occupation tax is not just paid by out-of-state travelers. This legislation would raise taxes on South Dakotans. South Dakota residents are traveling every day for business, medical visits, youth activities, weddings – the list goes on. South Dakotans vacation in South Dakota, as well,” wrote Governor Noem in a letter to legislators.
This legislative session, Governor Noem has been advocating for the largest tax cut in South Dakota history by eliminating the sales tax on groceries.
“We should be working to cut taxes this legislative session, not increase them. I oppose the tax increases enabled by House Bill 1109 and ask that you sustain my veto,” concluded Governor Noem.
You can find photos of Governor Noem vetoing HB 1109 here.