Tool | August 2016

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules -- on income, ordinary purchases, gas, "sin" products, property, and more -- across the U.S.


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Map of Oklahoma

Mixed Tax Picture

The Sooner State has low property taxes and low fuel taxes. But Oklahoma also has the sixth-highest combined sales tax rate in the nation, at an average of 8.82%, with some cities in double digits. The top income tax rate kicks in at a low income level.

Sales Tax

4.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 6.5%, and the average combined rate is 8.82%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Income Tax Range

Low: 0.5% (on up to $1,000 of taxable income for single filers and up to $2,000 for married joint filers)

High: 5% (on taxable income over $7,200 for single filers and over $12,200 for married joint filers)

See’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how Oklahoma taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.17 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.14 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Oklahoma's median home value of $119,800 is $1,062.

See’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Oklahoma.

Vehicle Taxes

Registration: 3.25% excise tax when title is transferred.

Sin Taxes

Beer: $0.40 per gallon
Wine: $0.72 per gallon
Sparkling wine: $1.50 per gallon
Liquor: $5.56 per gallon

Cigarettes: $1.03 per pack
Little cigars: $0.72 per pack of 20
Large cigars: $0.12 each
Smoking tobacco: 80% of factory list price
Chewing tobacco: 60% of factory list price

Travel Taxes

Hotel: In addition to the state sales tax rate of 4.5%, localities set sales, use and lodging tax rates that mostly range between 1% and 5%.

Rental cars: 6%. Sales tax is also due.

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Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

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