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Monday, September 13, 2021
Okla. Senator Murdock to Take Deep Dive into Ag Sales Tax Exemption
Thousands of agricultural producers in Oklahoma claim an agricultural sales tax exemption - a tool that keeps farmers and ranchers, as well as agricultural businesses, profitable in a competitive market.

After changes to the agricultural sales tax exemption process were made by Senate Bill 422 in 2021 to expand the qualifying documents producers can use to prove they own an agricultural enterprise, Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, said he wants to closely examine minor changes that can be made to the renewal process to ensure the exemption will continue to be obtained and used by agriculturalists.

“Protecting our ag sales tax exemption is critical to the future of rural Oklahoma,” said Murdock, chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee. “In today’s industry, it’s not uncommon for producers to drive 150 miles to save 10 percent on their ag purchases. We need to make sure our exemption is obtainable to producers, but more importantly, easy to renew. The last thing we want is agriculturalists driving across the border to purchase their goods. We need and want these agricultural transactions in our state.”

SB 422 was the result of a huge outcry over changes to the process of obtaining and renewing an ag sales tax exemption- we reported back in May the united front that the ag coalition in the state offered- click here to see that story and the concerns raised by the ag groups at that time.

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