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Last Chance for Clean Slate '08
With only one week left in the Oklahoma Tax Commission Clean Slate ‘08 program, it’s not too late for taxpayers to take advantage of this offering to resolve past due or unfiled account liabilities.
The Clean Slate ’08 program, a result of Senate Bill 2034, ends Friday, November 14, 2008. Taxpayers who file past due returns and pay their obligations from taxes due prior to January 1, 2008, will have all penalty, interest and fees waived. For those taxpayers who do not take advantage of this program, the penalty on their original obligation will double after November 14, 2008.
“We’ve had an overwhelming response from the taxpayers to the Clean Slate ’08 program,” said Paula Ross, Tax Commission spokesperson. “There have been thousands of taxpayers who have been able to file and bring their accounts current with our agency.”
Tax types included in the program are income tax (individual and corporate), sales, use, withholding, franchise, mixed beverage, gross production and petroleum excise, gasoline and diesel, and bank “in lieu” (otherwise known as privilege) tax. Federal taxes, taxes paid to other state agencies, and taxes paid to other states are not eligible under this program.
“During this last week we’d really like to encourage any taxpayer with an outstanding liability to take advantage of this program,” said Paula Ross, Oklahoma Tax Commission spokesperson. “We will have our Oklahoma City office open late and our Clean Slate hotline hours will be extended to help accommodate the taxpayer.”
Oklahoma City Connors Building hours will be 7:30 am until 5:30 pm November 10, 12 & 13. On November 14 the hours will be extended until 7:00 pm. Phone line hours will run from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm November 10-13 and until 10:00 pm on November 14.
Payment may be made by credit card, check, or cash if making payment in the office. Clean Slate ’08 payments and the reports associated with the payment must be postmarked by November 14 and can be sent to PO Box 269059, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-9059.
Taxpayers can find out more information on the Clean Slate ’08 program at www.CleanSlate08.org. Taxpayers are also able to call a special toll-free hotline at 1.877.320.7612. When calling the hotline, taxpayers will be able to discuss their accounts and payment options with Clean Slate ’08 representatives.