Tulsa County Commissioners Support City's Efforts To Privatize Tax Collections

Monday, June 7th 2010, 4:17 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK – The city of Tulsa is getting support from Tulsa County Commissioners when it comes to collecting sales taxes, according to a news release from the Board of Tulsa County Commissioners.

Tulsa city leaders have explored privatizing the collection of sales tax, instead of using the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

6/2/2010 Related Story: Tulsa Mayor Critical of Tax Collection Ban

Tulsa County Commissioners agree local governments should be able to collect their own taxes.

"I feel strongly that this is a matter of local choice," said Commissioner John Smaligo. "The city should not be forced to use a service that is sub-par, and the reality is that the Oklahoma Tax Commission is inefficient in its audit and enforcement areas."

County Commissioners plan to meet with city officials soon to discuss further action.

5/10/2010 Related Story: City Of Tulsa Pursues Privatization Of Tax Collection