Oklahoma: Sales Tax Handbook
How to appeal a sales tax audit or penalty in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Tax Commission will frequently audit business sales tax returns and may issue penalties or punishments for tardy filing, incorrect reporting, willful omissions, or other violations. Penalties can range from fines to revocation of your sales tax permit depending on the infraction.
If you disagree with a penalty or ruling made by the Oklahoma Oklahoma Tax Commission, you have several options you can pursue in appealing their decision. This page contains basic guidelines for appealing to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, to an administrative appeal body, and through the courts.
Sales Tax Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma
In sales tax law, the "statute of limitations" is the maximum amount of time state authorities have to investigate and begin potential audit or prosecution related to a a filed Oklahoma sales tax return in the event of underpayment, incorrect reportings, etc. The Oklahoma Tax Commission cannot begin an audit or issue a penalty after this timeframe.
The statute of limitations in Oklahoma is three years from later of either the return due date or the return filing date.
Appealing to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in Oklahoma
If you do not agree with a penalty or decision made by the Oklahoma Oklahoma Tax Commission, you have the right to file an appeal and ask for reconsideration. In the case of a department appeal, an official petition must be completed with the Tax Commission within sixty days after mailing of notice of assessment.Top
Administrative Sales Tax Appeals in Oklahoma
This district has no administrative appeal bodyTop
Judicial Sales Tax Appeals in Oklahoma
If all other appeal avenues fail, businesses can make a final appeal in the state court system. When working with judicial appeals, the suit must be filed with the State Supreme Court within thirty days after mailing of decision
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