OK Enacts Vehicle Sales Tax

Oklahoma has long split off its sales tax on vehicles from the general sales tax on other property. The tax on vehicles, called the excise tax, does not apply to vehicles with a registered gross weight of over 55,000 pounds, or to trailers and semitrailers, except for a token payment of $10. For lighter vehicles, the excise tax rate is 3.25 percent, as opposed to Oklahoma's general sales tax rate of 4.5 percent.