USA State Payroll Rates + Resources: State of South Dakota: Obtaining a TIN + Unemployment Insurance


The purpose of this documentation is to outline the processes and requirements associated with becoming a new employer in the state of South Dakota. Specifically, we will be covering how to register for Unemployment Insurance. 

Good to Know!

Federal Employer requirements (obtaining a federal identification number, withholding of federal income tax, FIC, and filing of all applicable federal returns (FUTA, 940, 941, and 1099-C) will not be discussed below - just the state of South Dakota's requirements. Click here for a basic (not all-inclusive) IRS checklist for Starting a New Business.

Register for Unemployment Tax Account

All newly established businesses are required to register with the Unemployment Insurance Tax Unit.

Successors to a business already subject to the unemployment insurance laws must register within 30 days of the change. 

If there is a change in the ownership structure of your business (i.e. individual ownership changing to a corporation or LLC), you must register within 30 days of the change. 

To register your business, visit the South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation new user page. Once there,  click on Create ID.

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You also have the option to complete a printable Form 1 and send it to:

     South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
     Reemployment Assistance
     P.O. Box 4730
     Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
     Fax: 605.626.3347

After completing the registration, you'll have access to:

  • One User ID and Password gives you access to:

  • SDWORKS Job Search Database

  • New Hire Reporting

  • Reemployment Assistance Tax

  • Reemployment Assistance Benefits