Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Join the DOR Team!

The Department of Revenue is hiring!

Bank Franchise Tax Specialist (Accountant II) - Job ID 3637
   Location:  Pierre
   Closing Date:  09/16/2014

Revenue Supervisor - Job ID 3635
   Location:  Pierre
   Closing Date: 09/16/2014

Director of Video Lottery and Security (Lottery Division) - Job ID 3591
   Location:  Pierre
   Closing Date:  09/10/2014

Executive Assistant - Job ID 3613
  Location:  Pierre
  Closing Date:  09/08/2014

Staff Attorney - Job ID 3036
   Location:  Pierre

Go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus.aspx and apply today!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing

South Dakota requires that people who engage in the business of selling vehicles, whether exclusively or in addition to any other occupation have a motor vehicle dealer license.
All businesses must become licensed with the Division of Motor Vehicles before any sales transactions may occur. Also, it is recommended that applicants contact the division prior to submitting a license application to make sure that the name you want to use for your business is not already in use.

Prospective Dealer Notice
All licensed dealers are required to use the on-line system, SD Cars. For more information, please contact the Division of Motor Vehicles at: motorv@state.sd.us; phone 605-773-3541; or Fax 605-773-2549.

Information available on-line at: www.SDcars.org

Dealer Agents are available across the state to answer questions, provide information and training.

Contact any of the Dealer Agents: 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Join the DOR Team!

Join the Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles!

Title:  Revenue Supervisor
Closing date:  08/11/2014

The Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking a motivated individual to lead the Dealer Program and Field Services section. This position will oversee all licensed vehicle dealerships in the state by monitoring overall compliance with South Dakota law; while examining efficiencies and developing plans for productivity improvements in the program.

The Revenue Supervisor will directly oversee the staff within the Dealer Program who support the licensed dealers with training and instruction on compliance and procedures, enforcement of laws and regulations, investigation of complaints and violations, and answering questions dealers may have about the Dealer Program and the titling process. The incumbent must learn state laws related to tax, titling and registration of motor vehicles and laws related to motor vehicle dealer licensing. The Revenue Supervisor will work directly with licensed dealers or applicants to educate them and their staff on licensing laws and requirements. This involves visiting dealerships to meet with dealer staff and review business practices. The Revenue Supervisor must also continuously look for ways to improve policies, practices and customer service.

Duties will include prioritizing and monitoring staff activities, providing technical assistance on licensing and renewal requirements, bonding and insurance requirements, dealer plates and permits and record keeping regulations. This position will work closely with Licensed Dealers, County Offices, public officials, and other customers to provide technical guidance; and provides information on licensing/renewal requirements, principal place of business requirements, bonding and insurance requirements, fees, dealer plates and permits, title and registration, record-keeping requirements, violation penalty provisions, etc.

If interested, learn more about the position and apply!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reminders in the "Taxes on the Campaign Trail" Tax Facts

All supplies and equipment the committees or candidates purchase, that will not be resold, are subject to sales or use tax when purchased. Promotional items given free to the public, contributors, or staff are taxable when purchased.

Examples of taxable services and products you may purchase:

ü  Campaign managers

ü  Calling centers

ü  Consulting

ü  Phone solicitation

ü  Photography

ü  Survey or polling

ü  Temporary help

ü  Paid labor such as walkers, stuffers, and drivers to place or remove and dispose of signs

ü  Bags

ü  Bumper stickers

ü  Buttons

ü  Calendars

ü  Flyers

ü  Jackets, T-shirts, Hats

ü  Note pads

ü  Pens

ü  Posters, Yard signs

 Continue reading about the Taxes on the Campagin Trail Tax Facts or any other DOR Tax Facts. For further questions, please call 1.800.829.9188 or email at bustax@state.sd.us

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Fishing & Hunting Tax Fact

The sale of fishing or hunting services and products are subject to state sales tax. Tourism tax, municipal sales tax, and municipal gross receipts may also apply.

Effective immediately:

  • You may purchase food, beverages and ammunition you sell separately or as part of your fishing or hunting package without sales or use tax.
  • You must pay sales or use tax on any item you purchase that is not being sold and any item that is used or consumed by your business.  

Read the Fishing and Hunting Services Tax Facts for information on taxes that apply to these services.
Learn more information regarding DOR's Tax Facts.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July E-News

Check out our latest E-News:

  • Municiptal Tax Updates
  • Upcoming Education Dates
  • Play It Again Lottery Game
  • Motor Fuel Addming More Licenses to EPath
  • Summer Legislative Meetings
  • And more...
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