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Oklahoma Tourism Tax Repealed Effective July 1, 2007
Oklahoma retailers who file and pay tourism taxes will no longer be required to do so beginning July 1, 2007. The Oklahoma Tourism Promotion Act was repealed as a result of legislation from the 2006 legislative session.
Retailers are still required to report tourism tax through the reporting month of June 2007. This report will be due July 20, 2007. In addition, any past reports that are delinquent or which need to be amended are still required to be filed.
Taxpayers may file their June tourism report electronically using QuickTax on the Oklahoma Tax Commission website at www.tax.ok.gov. Amended and delinquent reports may also be filed electronically through September 1, 2007. Downloadable reporting forms are also available on the agency website.
The Oklahoma Tourism Promotion Act went into effect November 1, 1987 and was enacted as an effort to improve Oklahoma’s economy. Tax money collected was used by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department to promote tourism through media advertising.More than $5.3 million has been collected in tourism taxes during fiscal year 2007. The Oklahoma Tourism Promotion Fund will continue to receive monies generated from sales tax revenue.