Tax Revenue from Sturgis Rally Up
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Overall tax revenue from this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is up 4.9 percent compared to this time last year.
The South Dakota Revenue Department reports that tax revenues from this year’s rally will continue to be collected over the next few weeks, even though the rally officially ended Aug. 12.
Total revenue from the sales tax and tourism tax collected so far during the rally period is $1,183,042, compared to $1,127,552 a year ago.
The department reports that 1,012 vendors sold products at this year’s rally, up from 976 a year ago.