2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally tax revenue is over $1.54 million, down from 2021

South Dakota Department of Revenue tax collections at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally currently stand at $1,544,471.

The amount of revenue from temporary sellers in the Black Hills was down 14% from 2021. State sales tax accounted for the majority of collections at $902,399. This time last year, the department collected $1,038,561 in state sales tax. The department’s 2022 collections also include $290,586 in state tourism tax and $351,485 in municipal taxes.

“After posting record numbers from 2021, 2022 saw lower revenue but still overall strong numbers.” Revenue Supervisor Lori Haupt said. “Revenue staff saw many returning vendors returning to the gathering in the northern and southern hills. South Dakota continues to be open for business and is a great place to visit.

Temporary vendors attending the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are also down 10% from 2021. The 2022 rally topped 917 temporary vendors, while the 2021 event had 1,014.

The Northern Black Hills, which includes Sturgis and all other communities in Meade and Lawrence counties, racked up $1,163,261 in taxes from the 734 vendors in attendance, down 13% from a year ago.

The southern Black Hills, which include Rapid City, Custer, Hill City and Keystone, had 183 temporary vendors with $381,210 in total taxes collected, down 16% from 2021.

Taxes collected at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally included state sales, touring, municipal sales and municipal gross receipts.

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