Quick Reference Filing Guide to South Dakota

South Dakota

South Dakota possess an interesting and useful set of web pages. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you failed to click on the link at the bottom of the main page for “SD Web Sites,” which leads you to SoDa PoP (South Dakota’s Popular Places). There is such a wealth of information available on the South Dakota pages, that you could spend days browsing, and still find more things to look at on their pages. This might be the most comprehensive web site from all of the states.

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State is responsible for receiving business registrations in South Dakota. Corporate forms for domestic and foreign corporations can be found on his pages, as well as fee listings, and information downloads in PDF format.

Business Development

South Dakota demographics make up the bulk of the Office of Economic Development’s site, in one form or another. Check out the Business Startup Package to find out more information regarding starting a business in South Dakota. The international trade information on their page is also very interesting.


South Dakota has no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, and no business inventory tax. They do have sales, use and contractor’s excise taxes. Find out about those taxes in detail at the pages of the South Dakota Department of Revenue.


The Legislative Research Council’s site can be used to track a pending Bill or to find out more information regarding South Dakota legislators. The South Dakota Codified Laws are now available online. They have also made resources available for you to conduct research on legislation, and keep track of your research online. You do have to register - creating your own user ID and password, but the process is very simple.