Ad Tax Bill Introduced in South Dakota Legislature

A bill has been introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives that would impose a 4% gross receipts tax on all advertising services in all media in the state.  House Bill 1266 was introduced on February 3rd and is on the agenda for the Taxation Committee meeting for next Tuesday, February 17th.

ANA has written to all of the members of the Taxation Committee expressing our opposition to this bill.  We are working closely with member companies and other industry groups to oppose the bill. 

If your company has substantial operations in South Dakota, it would be very helpful if you would contact members of the Taxation Committee and House leadership to express your opposition to any tax on advertising.

If you have any questions or more information about this proposal, please contact Keith Scarborough, Senior Vice President, Government Relations in ANA's Washington, DC office at or 202-296-1883.