South Dakota: Tobacco Excise Taxes
South Dakota Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes
|Total South Dakota Cigarette Taxes||Average Cost Per Pack||Ranking (Highest to Lowest)|
|$1.53 / pack||$6.01 / pack||24th / 51|
In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, cigarettes and other tobacco products are subject to excise taxes on both the South Dakota and Federal levels. Excise taxes on tobacco are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.
Current South Dakota Tobacco Excise Tax Rates
The primary excise taxes on tobacco in South Dakota are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is $1.53 per pack of 20 cigarettes and 35% of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products.
South Dakota Cigarette Tax - $1.53 / pack
In South Dakota, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $1.53 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to South Dakota sales tax of approximately $0.23 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $1.76.
The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in South Dakota is $6.01, which is the 24th highest in the United States.
South Dakota Other Tobacco Products Tax - 35% / Wholesale Price
In South Dakota, other tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 35% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).
South Dakota Medical Marijuana Tax - 0.00%
Medical marijuana is legal in South Dakota, and is subject to state taxes. There are no federal excise taxes collected on marijuana, since it is still seen as illegal under Federal laws.
Currently, the South Dakota sales tax does not apply to medical marijuana
There is no state excise tax on medical marijuana paid by the consumer.
South Dakota Recreational Marijuana Tax - 19.50%
Recreational marijuana is legal in South Dakota, and is subject to state taxes. There are no federal excise taxes collected on marijuana, since it is still seen as illegal under Federal laws.
Currently, recreational marijuana is subject to a South Dakota cannabis sales tax of 4.50%.
Recreational marijuana is subject to a state excise tax of 15%.
Medical marijuana sales will not be taxed in South Dakota. If recreational legalization bill Amendment A becomes active, after the Supreme Court pending ruling, adult-use sales will be subject to a 15% marijuana excise tax. The Legislature can alter this rate after November 3, 2024.
Payment of South Dakota Tobacco Excise Taxes
Payments of tobacco excise taxes are made by vendors, not by consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the tobacco's retail price. Sales reports and payments of cigarettes and other tobacco products are due on the 15th day of the next month.
Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes
The price of all tobacco products sold in South Dakota also includes Federal Tobacco excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the Tobacco and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and generally passed on to the consumer in the product's price. Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products are as follows:
Cigars and Cigarettes
|Small Cigarettes||$50.33 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $1.01 per pack of 20|
|Large Cigarettes||$105.69 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $2.11 per pack of 20|
|Small Cigars||$50.33 per 1,000 cigars, or $1.01 per pack of 20|
|Large Cigars||52.75% of sales price but not to exceed $402.60 per 1,000 cigars, or $0.4026 maximum each|
Other Tobacco Products
|Pipe Tobacco||$2.8311 per pound, or $0.1769 per one-ounce tin|
|Chewing Tobacco||$0.5033 per pound, or $0.0315 per one-ounce tin|
|Snuff||$1.51 per pound, or $0.0944 per one-ounce tin|
|Roll-your-own Tobacco||$24.78 per pound, or $1.5488 per one-ounce tin|
There are also federal excise taxes on cigarette rolling paper and cigarette tubes.
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