Oklahoma’s Senate Pro Tem Proposes to Eliminate State Grocery Tax
KOKH - February 6, 2024 6:31 am
Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat has said that ‘the time to cut the state portion of the grocery tax is now.’
Treat filed Senate Bill 1283 in December, which if passed, would eliminate the state’s portion of the grocery tax.
Treat reported that ‘according to recent data’, Oklahomans spend nearly $300 per trip to the grocery store, which reportedly puts the state in the top 10 in the nation for highest grocery bill per week.
“Eliminating the grocery tax would provide Oklahomans immediate relief and savings they would see every time they go to the grocery store,” Treat said. “I have long been an advocate of eliminating the state portion of the grocery tax, and it’s why I have filed another bill this year to get rid of it. I hope this session we can get it done to benefit all Oklahoma families.”
Treat reported that ‘according to estimates, eliminating the grocery tax would save average Oklahomans 5.5 times more than a 0.25% income tax cut.’