What Is “Use Tax” In Oklahoma?

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In the Sales and Use Tax table released each month, the amounts of collected taxes for each community are listed, as well as the amount collected during the same period of the previous year. Everyone who has purchased groceries or other retail items is familiar with the sales tax collected on each purchase. But what is the Use Tax? In Oklahoma, items purchased from out-of-state vendors are subject to a 4.5 percent state tax, plus additional county and city taxes.