Last updated July 14, 2017
Sales tax can be a riddle for sellers and grows ever more confusing when every state has their own set of laws about how it is applied. When you get down to the nitty gritty topics like whether to charge sales tax on shipping and handling, it can be enough to make you want to pull your hair out. If you have sales tax nexus in Oklahoma, you need to know whether to charge sales tax on any shipping charges. Today, we find out.
Is Shipping Taxable in Oklahoma?
Here is what the Oklahoma Tax Commission has to say on the matter:
Oklahoma makes it pretty easy to avoid having to charge sales tax on shipping and handling; a seller must simply state the shipping and handling charge separately on the invoice. If the shipping and handling charge is part of the price of the goods, then the shipping and handling is taxable.
You will not have to charge sales tax on shipping and handling in Oklahoma.
In order to avoid the customer paying sales tax on shipping and handling in Oklahoma, be sure to list the shipping and handling charges separately on the invoice. Don’t make the charges part of the purchase price of the goods and you are in the clear.
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