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ACTION NEEDED before May 20, 2020 for Transactions in Cleveland County, Norman, and Moore, OK

Overview

Avalara recently determined that between April 1 and May 15, 2020, transactions in the following jurisdictions in Oklahoma may have produced unexpected tax results:

  • Cleveland County - Sales tax transactions may show an unexpected sales tax rate of 0.25% instead of 0.125%
  • City of Norman – Sales tax transactions may show an unexpected sales tax rate of 4.0% instead of 4.125%
  • City of Moore – Use tax transactions may show an unexpected use tax rate of 3.75% instead of 3.875%

Please note that because the city of Norman is within Cleveland County, sales tax transactions in Norman may show unexpected tax results at both the city and county level.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

Please take these mitigation steps:

Identify affected transactions

Review your sales tax transactions in the city of Norman and in Cleveland County, and your use tax transactions in the city of Moore, Oklahoma between April 1 and May 15, 2020, to see which transactions calculated with unexpected rates 

To find affected transactions, review transactional data on the Transactions tab in AvaTax, or run a Tax Return - Sales and Sellers Use Tax Report.

 

Recalculate sales tax on the affected transactions

Because the Oklahoma state tax filing period is open, you will need to complete this review and make any necessary changes on or before May 20, 2020.

If needed, contact your tax professional for guidance on how to report the overcharged tax.