Register in South Dakota

South Dakota tax agency

  • South Dakota Department of Labor UI Division - unemployment tax

Set up an existing company

If you've run payroll in the state previously, you can find your SUTA Account Number and tax rate on notices received from the South Dakota Department of Labor UI Division such as the Contribution and Investment Fee Rate Notice or the Quarterly Contribution Wage Report (Form DOL-UID-21). You can also call the agency at (605) 626-2312 to obtain your Account Number and tax rate.

Existing employers can find their Investment Fee Rate on the the Contribution and Investment Fee Rate Notice received from the South Dakota Department of Labor UI Division. If you're unsure of your rate you should call the agency at (605) 626-2312.

Register a new company

Most companies are liable for state unemployment if they have one or more employees in 20 different calendar weeks in current or previous year or pay $1500 of payroll in a calendar quarter. You can find out if you are liable and register online with the South Dakota Department of Labor UI Division to obtain a SUTA Account Number. You should receive your number instantly after registering online, or in 10-14 days if registering by mail.

New employers will also receive their UI Total Rate and South Dakota Investment Fee Rate. The rate for new employers is generally 1.75% (except for construction which is generally 6.65%) and 0.55% respectively.

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