- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The ride-hailing company Lyft has beat its competitor Uber to South Dakota.

Department of Revenue spokesman Wade LaRoche says Lyft has gotten a sales tax license to allow it to begin operations in South Dakota. The San Francisco, California company recently said it had drivers in every state but Arkansas and South Dakota. The primary sticking point in South Dakota had been a state law requiring them to pay sales taxes.

The Argus Leader says the company is now advertising for driver jobs in the Sioux Falls metro, offering sign-up bonuses and up to $35 an hour.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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