A county-by-county look at how increasing Oklahoma’s Sales Tax Relief Credit benefits families, seniors

Oklahoma lawmakers can strengthen the value of Oklahoma’s Sales Tax Relief Credit and provide meaningful, targeted relief to the Oklahomans who most need it. 

Oklahoma’s Sales Tax Relief Credit, which stands at $40 per person in a qualifying household, has not been adjusted since its creation more than 30 years ago. OK Policy has proposed increased the credit from $40 to $200 per person and slightly increase the qualifying income limits with a phase-out. 

The interactive map below shows the county-by-county the impacts of the expanded credit, including how many Oklahoma families would see a tax reduction, the number of newly eligible households getting the credit for the first time, and the number of households with seniors who would save on their grocery sales tax.


Emma Morris worked as Oklahoma Policy Institute's Health Care and Fiscal Policy Analyst from April 2021 to January 2024. She had previously worked as an OK Policy intern and as the Health Care Policy Fellow. Previous experience included working as a case manager with justice-involved individuals and volunteering as a mentor for youth in her community. Emma holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies and Public and Nonprofit Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on a Master of Public Administration degree from OU-Tulsa. She is an alumna of OK Policy’s 2019 Summer Policy Institute and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship.

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