Governor Noem proposing permanent elimination of sales tax on groceries
Mike Tanner/KWAT

September 28, 2022
Mike Tanner

RAPID CITY , S.D.–Governor Noem announced this morning that if she’s elected to a second term by South Dakota voters in November, she’ll pursue a policy to permanently eliminate the sales tax on groceries.

She made the announcement at Dakota Butcher in Rapid City, while surrounded by parents and their children.

“I have seen families across South Dakota struggling to make ends meet with rising inflation because of President Biden’s policies. His failed liberal agenda has caused the cost of food to skyrocket, and family budgets are being stretched thin,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “This permanent tax cut will put hundreds of dollars in the pockets of the average South Dakota family.”

Eliminating the grocery sales tax reduces the tax burden on South Dakotans by $100 million.

Grocery prices have been climbing over the past year, with the cost of beef, milk and eggs all increasing by more than 20 percent.