South Dakota Residency
Services

South Dakota Residency
Services

  • No State Income Tax
  • 4% Excise Tax on Net Purchase of Vehicles and RVs
  • Low Vehicle License Fees
  • #1 Dynasty Trust Laws in the Nation
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Discover the benefits of becoming a South Dakota resident.

No more state income tax!

It's too good to pass up.

If you spend most of your days adventuring or working abroad, South Dakota’s where you can avoid many taxes and fees while traveling wherever your heart desires.

No state income tax, no pension tax, no social security tax, no personal property tax, and no intangible tax on investments = more financial freedom to live life on your terms.
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South Dakota

Tax Savings Calculator

Calculate your potential tax savings by becoming a resident of South Dakota by filling out your details below.
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*Calculations are based on average or highest tax bracket and is not necessarily completely accurate.  The calculation may vary based on your actual
Alabama
5.00
Alaska
0.00
Arizona
4.50
Arkansas
6.90
California
6.00
Colorada
4.63
Connecticut
6.99
Delaware
6.60
Florida
0.00
Georgia
5.75
Hawaii
9.00
Idaho
6.90
Illinois
4.95
Indiana
3.23
Iowa
8.53
Kansas
5.70
Kentucky
5.00
Louisiana
6.00
Maine
7.15
Maryland
5.75
Massachusetts
5.05
Michigan
4.25
Minnesota
7.00
Mississippi
5.00
Missouri
5.40
Montana
6.90
Nebraska
6.84
Nevada
0.00
New Hampshire
0.00
New Jersey
6.00
New Mexico
4.90
New York
8.82
North Carolina
5.25
North Dakota
2.90
Ohio
4.70
Oklahoma
5.00
Oregon
9.90
Pennsylvania
3.07
Rhode Island
5.99
South Carolina
7.00
South Dakota
0.00
Tennessee
0.00
Texas
0.00
Utah
4.95
Vermont
8.75
Virginia
5.75
Washington
0.00
West Virginia
6.50
Wisconsin
7.65
Wyoming
0.00

Painless Vehicle Registration

Reduce your vehicle registration and insurance costs

Our rates for vehicle registration and insurance are some of the lowest in the country. Plus, no yearly vehicle inspections required! You don’t even have to be here in person!

DakotaPost will have a representative assist you over the phone to register your vehicle, boat, motorhome, travel trailer, jet skis or even your yacht!
From getting your mail forwarding plan, your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and registering to vote, DakotaPost will make your experience simple and hassle-free.

No request is too big or too small, we’ll guide you through it all. Regardless of how far away you go, you’ll always feel at home with us.
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Year-Round Support, Lifelong Connections

We go that extra mile, South Dakotan style

When you choose DakotaPost to look after your South Dakota residency and mail forwarding needs, we’ll treat you like family. That’s what we’re known for.

No request’s too small or big, we’ll handhold you through it all. Regardless of how far or where you go, you’ll always feel at home with us.
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We'll walk you through every step.

Step 1

Let's get you a South Dakota address!

Sign up for service with us.

Complete the USPS 1583 form.
USPS 1583 Instructional Video

Step 2

Stay one night in South Dakota.

Choose a local hotel or campground to stay at for at least one night. When you stay, be sure to use your new South Dakota address.

Step 3

Obtain your South Dakota driver’s license

We’ll walk you through the process of visiting our local Department of Public Safety to complete the final step in acquiring your South Dakota residency.

How does South Dakota
compare?

Florida
Texas
South
Dakota
No State Income Tax
South Dakota has no personal income tax!                         
Pension & Social Security Tax
South Dakota is one of the most tax-friendly havens for retirees. Your pension and social security income is not taxed by the State of South Dakota!
Dynasty Trust Laws
South Dakota has the #1 Dynasty Trust Laws in the nation. There is no inheritance or gift tax in South Dakota, so your loved ones will receive all of the money and possessions you leave to them.
#12
Not in top 12
#1
Vehicle Registration
Quick and painless! South Dakota’s fees are unbeatably low, and you can do it all over the phone with a DakotaPost representative.
$255 one time
+ $14.50-$32.50 per year
$50
+ additional local, special plate, inspection and processing and handling fees apply
$36-$144 annually depending on weight
Car Insurance Rates
With some of the lowest car insurance rates in the country, you will save yourself even more money!
$2565
$890
$420
Tax on vehicles
You can’t beat 4% excise tax on net purchase of vehicles and RVs!
6%
Sales tax
6.25%
Sales tax
4%
Excise tax
Annual Vehicle Inspections
No yearly inspections required in South Dakota – phew!  No need to make the dreaded annual trek back “home” to have your vehicle inspected.
Once for vehicles purchased outside of FL
Annual
Never
Florida
Texas
South
Dakota
Pension & Social Security Tax
Income & Inheritance
Vehicle Rego
$255
+ $14.50-$32.5 per year
$50
+ additional local, special plate, inspection and processing and handling fees apply
$36-$144 annually depending on weight
Car Insurance Rates
$2565
$890
$420
Sales tax on vehicles
6%
$6.25%
4%
Vehicle Inspection
Annual
Annual
Never

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DakotaPost smile!

With thousands of happy customers around
the world, our promise is your smile.
Super helpful and so organized! Best customer service I’ve ever had.
Tami A.
DakotaPost has enabled us to enjoy life on the road for a year now. Highly recommend DakotaPost to anyone going full-time, they've been incredible to work with!
Michele M.
We have been with DakotaPost for 10 years. They are so reliable and helpful. They provide great service for a very reasonable price.
Beverly H.
Great people to work with. Very responsive and our mail is handled properly every time.
Randy V.
Very friendly staff and easy as possible sign up process.
Jerry W.
Great service, also helped getting our vehicles registered!  On our 4th year with them!
Linda B.

Make South Dakota your
home and save!

Let DakotaPost take care of it all.
The money, time and sanity savings await.

Residency Services FAQ's

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What are the steps to obtain my South Dakota driver's license?
What are the applicant requirements for a South Dakota conceal and carry permit?

Other services we offer

Mail Forwarding
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Forward your physical mail to DakotaPost and you’ll have access to it via your online client portal on any device, anywhere in the world.
Vehicle Registration
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To save you money, DakotaPost can help you with your vehicle registration. We make registering your car or RV easy with some of the lowest fees in the nation.
Registered Agent
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We will help ensure your company is in compliance with the State of South Dakota by supplying you with a registered agent for your business.