Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome Peggy Laurenz to the Department of Revenue

The Department of Revenue would like to welcome Peggy Laurenz.  Starting after Legislative Session, Laurenz will take over as Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Peggy Laurenz grew up on a ranch in North Central South Dakota, attended Northern State University, majoring Business Administration.

Laurenz has been been in state government for 26 years mostly working in Human Resources.  She specializes in all areas of human resources including staffing, employee relations, legal compliance, corrective action, rewards, compensation and succession planning. 
Currently, Laurenz is shadowing Deb Hillmer.  Hillmer has been the Director of DMV for over 40 years. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Office Locations

Main Office:
      445 East Capitol Avenue
      Pierre, SD 57501

Commission on Gaming:
        87 Sherman Street
        Deadwood, SD

         419 Moccasin Drive
         Aberdeen, SD 57401

         417 North Main, Suite 112
         Mitchell, SD 57301

Rapid City Revenue Office:
          1520 Haines Avenue, Suite 3,
          Rapid City, SD 57701

Rapid City Lottery Office:
         1000 Cambell Street, Suite 2
         Rapid City, SD 57701

Sioux Falls Revenue Office:
       300 South Sycamore Avenue, Suite 102
       Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Sioux Falls Lottery Office:
      3824 South Western Avenue
      Sioux Falls, SD 57105

      715 S Maple
      Watertown, SD 57201

     1900 Summit Street
     Yankton, SD 57078

Monday, December 2, 2013

A new self-service terminal (SST) is up and running in Yankton!

SDDMV currently has nine self-service terminals (SST) and the tenth will be at the Hy-Vee Food Store located at 2100 Broadway Ave in Yankton.  Each SST is a fully automated motor vehicle registration renewal station and dispenses license renewal tags on the spot. A vehicle owner can navigate through the easy touch screen (voice assistance available) with a valid South Dakota driver’s license, South Dakota identification card, or if a company, the information provided on its renewal notice. Once the payment has been submitted and the transaction is completed, the license renewal tags and vehicle registration are dispensed directly from the machine.

The SST allows vehicle owners to register up to 90 days prior and 30 days after the expiration of their current license tags. Certain boat and snowmobile renewals cannot be done on-line at this time. Address changes must be made through the applicant’s county treasurer’s office prior to renewal. A $2 convenience fee per vehicle is assessed.  Acceptable forms of payment include electronic check, credit cards (MasterCard or Discover only), or ATM/debit cards supported by Pulse, Star, NYCE and Accel.

For more information on vehicle registration renewal, contact the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles at 605-773-3541 or visit the website or

Collection Allowance - Starting January 1, 2014

Would you like to receive an allowance for paying your taxes?  Then, sign-up for a Collection Allowance starting January 1, 2014.  The collection allowance applies to all taxes reported on the sales tax return form including sales tax, use tax, tourism tax, municipal sales taxes, telecommunications gross receipts tax, excise tax on farm machinery, amusement device tax, motor vehicle leasing tax, intermediate care facility tax, Sioux Falls lodging tax and tax collection agreement taxes.

  • You will have to file and pay your sales tax returns electronically and on time to receive this.

  • The Allowance is 1.5% of the tax due, not to exceed $70 for each reporting period.

  • Allowances are not given on Contractors' Excise Tax returns.

  • No Allowance for licensees that are past due on:  Sales Tax, Contractors' Excise Tax, Motor Fuel Tax, or 911 Surcharge account, or that file paper returns.
Find out more information about electronic tax filing here.
Licensees who have outstanding tax returns, who have outstanding tax balances due to the Department or those that do not file and pay electronically will not receive the allowance. In addition, the allowance does not apply to contractors’ excise tax returns.

Do you have questions on electronic tax return filing or the collection allowance credit? Contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue at or call 800-829-9188.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Rule of Thumb Using EPath

A reminder to fully submit your return and payment in EPath.  

We have received calls that some taxpayers believe they have submitted returns and payments but have not.   A good rule of thumb is that whether you are filing a return, filing a payment only, or filing both at the same time…you should always be asked for your Epath password one more time:

You will also receive a confirmation number and confirmation page that you can print for your records.   For more information and screen shots on these final  steps, go to page 5 on this online  help document.