Once in Place, Sales Tax Breaks Nearly Impossible to Touch

The state’s 4.5-cent sales tax has 150 statutory exemptions, but state officials and others say despite a budget crunch and more scrutiny of tax breaks, it’s unlikely any sizable exemptions will be eliminated.

Up for Scrutiny: Over $335M a Year in Business Incentives

Responding to a new law, state officials are suggesting an independent review of up to 75 business incentives that have reduced state revenue by more than $335 million a year. Will the review lead to cutbacks in business breaks?

Penny Hike Would Make Oklahoma King in Sales Taxes

A proposed penny sales tax increase for education would push Oklahoma to the top of the list of states with the highest combined state and local sales taxes.