A diffusive gradient in thin films (DGT) technique, based on a strongly basic anion exchange resin (Amberlite IRA-400), was successfully tested for 34S/32S analysis in labile soil sulfate. Separation of matrix elements (Na, K, and Ca) that potentially cause non-spectral interferences in 34S/32S analysis by MC ICP-MS (multi-collector inductively coupled plasmamass spectrometry) during sampling of sulfate was demonstrated. No isotopic fractionation caused by diffusion or elution of sulfate was observed below a resin gel disc loading of 79 g S. Above this threshold, fractionation towards 34S was observed. The method was applied to 11 different topsoils and one mineral soil profile (0100 cm depth) and compared with soil sulfate extraction by water. The S amount and isotopic ratio in DGT-S and water-extractable sulfate correlated significantly (r2=0.89 and r2=0.74 for the 11 topsoils, respectively). The systematically lower 34S/32S isotope ratios of the DGT-S were ascribed to mineralization of organic S.