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Oklahoma Governor Calls for Elimination of Grocery Taxes

Feb. 7, 2022, 8:25 PM

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt wants to get rid of the state grocery tax.

The Republican governor, during his annual State of the State Address in front of lawmakers Monday, proposed exempting groceries from the state’s 4.5% sales tax. Most other states exempt necessities like groceries from their sales tax bases.

  • “Oklahoma is one of just 13 states that taxes groceries, and ours is one of the highest,” Stitt said. “Many Oklahomans are already struggling under the weight of record inflation. Let’s give them more help this year.”
  • Several bills recently introduced in the General Assembly would eliminate ...