South Dakota Business Registration

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Starting a Business in South Dakota

The Basics

Smart business owners like you choose everyday when forming a new South Dakota LLC or a new South Dakota corporation for our customer service and experience.

Upon placement of your order, one of our knowledgeable staff reviewers will conduct a preliminary name search before preparing and filing your articles with the South Dakota Secretary of State. We’ll make every effort to have your documents approved with as little delay as possible. Once your articles of organization have been filed/approved by South Dakota your new legal business entity has been officially created.

We’re with you every step of the way.  We’ll also include website, email, and phone service at no additional upfront cost so you can get on the web and start fielding client calls in minutes. We will continue to serve your needs long after your filing has been approved.  Call us today and see how we can best serve you.

Doing Business in South Dakota

Business Maintenance

All South Dakota Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation (Corp) / Articles of Organization (LLC)
    South Dakota corporations and LLCs are formed by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the South Dakota Corporation Commission. It costs $150 to form a South Dakota corporation or South Dakota LLC online. The fee for paper filings is $165 in both cases ($150 + a $15 paper filing fee).
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of South Dakota must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $9.
  • Annual Report
    South Dakota corporations and LLC’s must file annual reports with the Secretary of State by their filing anniversary each year. There is a $50 fee for a corporation or LLC to file the South Dakota annual report online. The fee for paper filings is $65 ($50 + a $15 paper filing fee).

South Dakota Secretary of State
Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Ave. Ste. 204
Pierre SD 57501

South Dakota Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax
South Dakota does not have personal income tax.

Corporation Income Tax
There is no corporate income tax in South Dakota.

 South Dakota Business License

The State of South Dakota does not require a state business license. Many South Dakota businesses do need an occupational license or a local license/permit from the city or county.


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