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.
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.