Taxes

Taxes

In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. The total sales tax paid for purchases within Stillwater city limits is 8.813 percent (effective April 1, 2013).


Sales Tax:

Retail Sales in Stillwater     

%

City of Stillwater

 3.5

  • Transportation Improvement Fund

0.5

  • Stillwater Utilities Authority

1

  • General Fund

2

Payne County (effective April 1, 2013)

0.813

State of Oklahoma

4.5

TOTAL RETAIL TAX

8.813

Sales Tax on Internet Purchases

01.17.17  |  Editorial: State law to collect tax on internet sales has no teeth


Sales Tax Trend:

(Fiscal Year Ending 6/30) 

2007

~  $21,203,119

2008

~  $22,402,686

2009

~  $22,978,191

2010

~  $22,032,236

2011

~  $23,017,357

2012

~  $23,945,783

2013

~  $26,250,096

2014

~  $29,274,245

2015

~  $28,864,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hotel/Motel Tax

Sec. 39-273. - Tax levied.

  • There is hereby levied an excise tax of four percent of the gross rental receipts due from or paid by any transient guests of hotels located within the city, except that the tax shall not be assessed where the rent is less than $5 per day. 

(Code 1982, § 28-67; Ord. No. 2178, § 3, 3-25-1985)


Property Tax

  • Property taxes finance General Obligation Bonds, which voters approve for specific capital projects. It is a common misconception that property taxes help pay for the City’s core services. Although this is true in many states, cities and towns in Oklahoma are not allowed to levy property taxes for day-to-day operations.


Use Tax

  • Use tax is due on goods purchased outside of Oklahoma and brought into Stillwater and consumed in situations when no sales tax was charged. An example is something you buy online from another state and no sales tax is charged, but you use the item in Stillwater once it's delivered.

How to Pay Use Tax