Oklahoma: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit
In Oklahoma, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Oklahoma for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit and be ready to do business 5 days after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit?
You must register for a sales tax permit if your business sells or rents tangible retail goods or provides any of the following taxable services in Oklahoma: "printing and advertising (except in newspapers, periodicals, and on billboards, as well as any advertising through the electronic broadcast media, including radio, television and cable television), transportation and auto parking, admissions, lodging and meals, telephone service and the furnishings of other public utilities, such as electricity and natural gas, with the exception of water. You are responsible for collecting both Oklahoma state and local (city, town, and county) sales taxes from the purchaser and remitting these taxes to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Oklahoma are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Oklahoma.
How to get an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit:
You can register a new business and obtain your sales tax permit through the Oklahoma Tax Commission's Online Business Registration System, a part of OkTAP (the Oklahoma Taxpayer Access Point) web portal.
If you need your permit faster than the five-day waiting period, you must apply in person at the Tulsa or Oklahoma City Tax Commission offices.
If you have any questions concerning Oklahoma business licensing or registration requirements, please contact the Taxpayer Assistance Division at (405) 521-3160.
You need the following information to apply for an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit:
Federal EIN Number,
Electronic fee payment method
Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
Applying for an Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit is free, and you will receive your permit 5 days after filing your application.
Application Fee: $20, plus $10 for each additional location
Turnaround Time: 5 days
Permit Renewals: Every 3 years
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Get Your Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit Online
You can easily acquire your Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit online using the Oklahoma Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission via the sales tax permit hotline (405) 521-3160 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit for your business offline using Form, the "New Business Registration Packet".
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit, learn how to collect and remit the Oklahoma sales tax.
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