Oklahoma – OK Gov. Mary Fallin announces deal with Amazon to start collecting sales tax

KOCO News 5
Updated: 3:35 PM CST Feb 2, 2017

Oklahoma will soon join a growing list of states that collect sales taxes on purchases made through online retail giant Amazon, Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday, touting the agreement as a “big accomplishment” for the financially strapped state.

Fallin said Seattle-based Amazon will begin voluntarily collecting state and local sales taxes on March 1 and will remit them starting in April. Local governments that are heavily dependent on sales tax revenue should begin receiving the collections in May, Fallin said.

“That will really help our state, but in particular it will make a huge difference to our cities and our towns and our counties who will now start receiving that sales tax payment,” the governor said.

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