Not only do we have some of the best shops in the metro area, but every time you shop in Oklahoma City you help our community. Your sales tax helps pay for our core City services and things we need to keep our City going – employees, materials and supplies. That’s why it’s important that our sales tax dollars come to Oklahoma City.
If you live in a zip code which overlaps another city (OKC/Edmond, OKC/Moore), check to make sure the appropriate sales tax of 8.375 percent is being applied to your purchase.
Many online retailers do not charge sales tax. Any online retailers with local brick and mortar stores are required to collect local sales taxes (Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, etc.). Out of state online retailers without a local presence aren’t currently required to collect sales tax (Amazon, Overstock, etc.).
If no sales tax is charged on an online or catalog purchase, a “use” tax is due from the purchaser and should be reported on your Oklahoma income tax forms.
When purchasing from an online retailer with a local presence, sales tax is usually based on zip code. Be sure
to determine whether the correct City sales tax is being
charged, particularly in boundary areas.
If you noticed any sales tax issues contact Lori Smith in the
City Treasurer’s Office at 297-2384 or email OKCTax@okc.gov.
Use tax is due on goods purchased outside of Oklahoma and brought into Okahoma City and consumed in situations when no sales tax was charged. This includes online purchases.