Get your order in now for the 2019 edition of the Legislative Lineup .
Whether you're part of the crowd watching the session firsthand in Pierre, or if you're tracking issues from work or...
When South Dakota's Legislative Session gets underway in January, hundreds of people at the Capitol will be carrying SDRA's newest Legislative Lineup. And you can get your message in this handy...
SDRA's Board of Directors encourages you to VOTE YES on Constitutional Amendment X.
This proposal, which came out of a bipartisan, multi-group task force that met in the summer of 2017, would...
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NOTE: On October 4, SDRA Will host a free webinar explaining Amendment W and why it's wrong for South Dakota. The webinar starts at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2Dnj9sy...
The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes...
Beginning January 1, 2019, two South Dakota communities will implement new municipal taxes or update their current municipal tax rate.
The municipal tax changes taking effect include:
The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents...
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The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s remittance center will move its operations to Pierre in early December.
The remittance center, which processes many of the Department of Revenue’s...
Retail industry employment in December increased by 15,200 jobs seasonally adjusted from November and 37,600 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said on January 4. The retail...
Reminder: as announced on September 26, effective January 1, 2019 the state minimum wage in South Dakota will increase from $8.85 per hour to $9.10 per hour.
South Dakota's minimum wage is adjusted...
In need of an employee handbook? The nationally-recognized employment law firm of Jackson Lewis, PC has developed an employee handbook template exclusively for SDRA members. The template is available...
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Four SDRA members are among the businesses that have received a total of $510,000 in incentive funding from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR). The program is designed to help...
Retail industry employment in November 2018 increased by 18,600 jobs seasonally adjusted from October, accounting for 12 percent of the 155,000-job increase reported by the Labor Department for the economy...
South Dakota businesses are looking forward to a strong holiday shopping season, according to the South Dakota Retailers Association. With high consumer confidence being reported by many national...
Retail sales in October increased 0.4 percent over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National...
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The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants –...
A reminder to our lodging members: The maximum amount the State of South Dakota will pay for lodging for employees traveling on state business went up during the summer months, but drops again starting...
State Rates For Lodging: $70 From June Through August
Some Businesses That Collect SD Tourism Tax Do So Only Through September.
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Maximum Amount State Pays for Lodging for State Employees Goes Down Sept. 1
The members of the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) have elected a slate of officers and board members for 2019. Those elected include:
Terry Van De Walle of Sioux Falls Elected SDRA...
The December-January issue of the Retail Prophet will be on its way to members soon. In this issue, look for info on these topics:
Reports of the detail of retail are an exaggeration
December 13, 2018 Investigation Update -
The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California...
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FedEx recently announced that for the second year in a row, it will not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season, except for shipments that are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate...
Due to the current federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has required states to issue February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
Last summer, the South Dakota Department of Health reported an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the state, including one death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed an education module to help industry, regulators, and consumers understand the menu labeling regulations. This online module describes what types...
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Has your business received an Economic Census from the U.S. Census Bureau ? Be sure to submit the information, as required by law.
Every five years, the Census Bureau collects extensive...
Phishing: Today's #1 organizational threat. "Phishers" are trying to lure you and your employees with phony emails and popups that appear to be legitimate. Clicking on links in phishing...
A free Opioid and Fentanyl Training seminar will be held in Pierre Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 for members of the South Dakota Retailers Association and the South Dakota Hotel and Lodging Association (there...
Need to get ServSafe certified or recertified? Our remaining 2018 classes are filling up fast, so sign up soon.
NEW: Our 2019 class schedule is now available (see below). Check out...
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South Dakota grocers: Miss this morning's webinar with tax and alcohol info tailored specifically to your industry? Watch it at your convenience: https://youtu.be/wiAAlKS593A .
Presented by SDRA...
SDRA will award thousands of dollars in scholarships this year to students who are planning a career in a retail or retail-related field. Eligible careers include a broad range of fields such as...
The One Stop convenience store in Madison, owned by Todd and Heidi Jorgenson, was named Retailer of the Year this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre.
J&L Harley-Davidson of Sioux Falls, owned by Jimmy and Joe Entenman, was awarded the first annual Community Service Award this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet...
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Join us for SDRA's 121st Annual Meeting!
On Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, you'll have an opportunity to gain insight on workforce issues through a panel...