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Protecting Low Taxes
The State should only collect taxes to fund legitimate government functions. Government taxes and fees should be limited to essential, inherently governmental functions.
-South Dakota Republican Party Platform
“Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.”
Jessica believes in limiting government spending and lowering taxes. We need to make certain South Dakotans can afford to live and stay in their homes.
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In 2022, Jessica served on the Study Committee on Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden. The outcome of these meetings were two bill drafts for the upcoming legislative session in 2023, Draft Bill 110, An Act to make an exemption from certain property taxation for owner-occupied 2 single-family dwellings, and Draft Bill 111, An Act to transfer a property tax relief program, to change an income requirement for certain property tax relief programs, and to index certain income schedules to inflation. For more information, click the links below.
HB 1039: Grassland Tax Relief Bill
Keeps land that has been used as grassland for the past twenty years as grassland and not have any portion reassessed as cropland.
Cleans up current assessment processes and lighten the load of county assessors, local departments of equalization, and the Department of Revenue.
Holds the Department of Revenue accountable for unkept promises to fix the broken assessment system for the past eleven years.
Supports agriculture and our South Dakota ranchers.
Rapid City Senator Helping Carry the Torch for Ranchland Tax Relief
Soil Tax Reassessments: a dirty debacle for South Dakota's ranchers 1/5/2022
2021: A look back at South Dakota’s agriculture industry 12/28/2021
Elevate Rapid City Luncheon highlights area, state issues as legislative period approaches 12/2/2021
Articles by prime sponsor Representative Trish Ladner, District 30:
It is time to get things done 1/12/2022
A South Dakota Rancher's Story 12/1/2021
Legacy Landowner Tax Relief
Senator Castleberry co-sponsored HB 1253 with Representative Chaffee, to provide property assessment freeze and reduction of property assessment for certain seniors, and to revise qualifications for a property tax exemption. These changes will help seniors in South Dakota afford to stay in their homes.
Revising and increasing accessibility to the freeze on assessments for dwellings of disabled and senior citizens HB 1001
Senator Castleberry co-sponsored HB 1001 which was signed into law in 2022
Key votes coming soon...
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