Thursday, May 19, 2022

Senate passes bill ending vehicle sales tax hike they passed in 2017

They want you to congratulate them on cutting your taxes, when in reality the folks who were opposed to raising your taxes in the first place have been more than vindicated over the past several years.

For reference, here are the candidates for higher office who voted in 2017 to raise this tax on Oklahomans:

  • State Sen. Kim David (running for Corporation Commissioner)
  • State Rep. Avery Frix (running for 2nd District Congress)
  • State Rep. Leslie Osborn (incumbent Labor Commissioner)
  • State Rep. Dustin Roberts (running for 2nd District Congress)
  • State Rep. Todd Thomsen (running for Corporation Commissioner)

Here are the candidates for higher office who were taxpayer champions and voted in 2017 against raising this tax on Oklahomans:

  • State Sen. Josh Brecheen (running for 2nd District Congress)
  • State Sen. Nathan Dahm (running for U.S. Senate, special election)
  • State Sen. Marty Quinn (running for 2nd District Congress)
  • State Rep. John Bennett (running for 2nd District Congress)
  • State Rep. Kevin Calvey (running for Oklahoma County District Attorney)
  • State Rep. Sean Roberts (running for Labor Commissioner)
  • State Rep. Todd Russ (running for State Treasurer)

Remember their record, not their rhetoric, at the ballot box.

Senate approves bill eliminating motor vehicle sales tax

OKLAHOMA CITY – On Wednesday, the Senate approved Senate Bill 1075 to reinstate the full sales tax exemption on motor vehicles and tractor trailers. The Legislature removed the 1.25% of the exemption in 2017, but Sen. Kim David, R-Porter, said with revenues at record highs, it’s time to restore the much-needed tax relief for Oklahomans.

“Ever since we removed part of this exemption to balance the state budget in 2017, it’s been our intention to fully restore the tax exemption on motor vehicles as soon as was fiscally responsible,” David said. “This year, we have historic revenues, so there is no better time to keep our promise to Oklahomans and provide this welcomed tax relief.”

SB 1075 now moves to the House for further consideration. If approved, it will go to the governor’s desk.

“Oklahomans have had to endure so much throughout the pandemic, including skyrocketing inflation,” David said. “The price of vehicles, like most other products, has climbed significantly. Eliminating this sales tax will lessen some of the financial burden for hardworking Oklahomans as our state and nation continue to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.”

If signed into law, the tax exemption would go into effect on July 1, 2022.


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