I own a store in downtown Tulsa. I couldn’t pay my Oklahoma sales tax when it was due, and now I can’t pay the back sales tax I owe to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. What should I do?

First, you should understand how seriously the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) is going to take your back sales tax debt, and then you should understand how to protect your legal rights.

You are the owner of a downtown Tulsa store, and for that reason the OTC considers you a trustee of state revenues. The agency will not look favorably upon the fact that you did not pay your state sales tax on time or that you are having trouble paying your back sales taxes now. Your Oklahoma state sales tax problems put you at risk of losing your business if you cannot pay back the taxes or reach an alternative agreement with the OTC quickly. It is also important to note that even if you lose your business, your sales tax problems may not go away. The state may be able to come after you individually for the sales tax debt that you owe.

It is for these reasons that it is important to get help. You can help yourself, your business, and even your employees and customers who depend on you by reading our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, to learn more about your rights and by calling a Tulsa business tax attorney to find out more about what to do next.