Tax collections from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally down from last year

(Sturgis, SD) -- Tax collections from the 2023 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are down slightly compared to last year.  

The South Dakota Department of Revenue estimates about $1.45M dollars was collected during the ten-day event earlier this month.  

That's down six percent year-over-year.  

A portion of the decrease is due to a drop in the state tax rate from four-point-five percent to four-point-two percent.