Vehicle purchases are among the largest transactions in Oklahoma, which means they can result in a significant sales tax payment. This article discusses the most relevant components of the Oklahoma sales tax in relation to automobile purchases. The taxation of leases and rentals applies to cars that are rented or leased.
Oklahoma charges a 3.25% state sales tax on all automobile purchases. However, it should be noted that the first $1,500 spent on the car will not be taxed in the usual manner; the cost for the first $1,500 is a flat $20 fee. Aside from taxes, automobile purchases in Oklahoma may be subject to other expenses such as registration, title, and plate fees.
The registration is required whether you bought a new or used vehicle from a private or dealer transaction. Your primary responsibilities include the following:
- Identification proof
- Application for Registration/Title
- Ownership documentation
… in addition to any necessary vehicle testing and disclosures.
At an Oklahoma Tax Commission location, you will register and tag your car. The registration process differs depending on whether the car was acquired from a private person or a dealership.