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April 26, 2013

Chamber opposes 1-cent tax renewal

Board asks commmissioners to reconsider the road tax

CLAREMORE —

The Claremore Chamber of Commerce board voted this week to oppose the renewal of the Rogers County 1-cent road tax extension on May 14.
The chamber’s position maintains the proposed tax renewal does not address key economic growth concerns for the county and within the City of Claremore at this time, according to the chamber’s official statement.
However, their position on the tax renewal does not preclude support of a “more equitable constructed road tax” in the future, according to the board. The chamber is requesting the commissioners consider a reduction in the tax percentage to lower the overall sales tax rate in Rogers County.
Rogers County tax among highest
Rogers County currently has one of the highest county sales tax rates in northeast Oklahoma at 1.833 percent — compared to surrounding counties including Tulsa at .85 percent,  Mayes at 1.375 percent, Washington at one percent and Wagoner at 1.3 percent.
At 2 percent, only Craig and Nowata counties have a higher rate than Rogers County.
The county rate is just a portion of the overall rate, depending on the place a purchase is made.
County, city and sales tax rates combined create the total sales tax paid by citizens. 
The state rate is 4.5 percent when added to the Rogers County rate the total is 6.33 percent. 
All purchases made outside of Claremore will  pay at the “county” rate.
However, the City of Claremore has a rate of 3 percent, so all purchases made in the city limits would be require the 6.33 percent “county” rate plus 3 percent for the city at a total of 9.33 percent.
Claremore’s sales tax rate of 3 percent is most common among municipalities.
Pryor and Collinsville are at 3.75 percent. Catoosa’s rate is 3.25 percent and Tulsa 3.167 percent — the closest cities to exceed Claremore’s rate. 
If the tax is not renewed the county’s rate will drop to the lowest rate at .833 percent among these counties.

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