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Avoid Penalties During Oklahoma's Voluntary Compliance Initiative 2015

  • Sep 8, 2015 | Gail Cole

 to pay the back taxes you owe

Oklahoma will offer a temporary Voluntary Compliance Initiative (VCI) this fall in order to encourage both business and individual taxpayers to pay past-due taxes. Successful participants will have penalties, interest, and collection fees and costs waived. VCI runs September 14 – November 13, 2015.

Taxpayers with past-due taxes for any tax period ending prior to January 1, 2015, are eligible for the program. The program will reach back as far as the liability extends, “provided the Oklahoma Tax Commission can support the liability.”

VCI covers taxes never filed or underreported, and previously assessed taxes not paid. To have penalties, interest and fees waived, taxpayers must “meet the requirements and pay the tax balance due or timely comply in full with the terms of a payment plan agreement established under VCI.”

The following taxes are eligible for VCI:

  • Gasoline and diesel tax
  • Gross production and petroleum excise tax
  • Income tax
  • Mixed beverage tax
  • Privilege tax
  • Sales and tax
  • Withholding tax

Additional information is available through the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.