Oklahoma has announced what items will be cheaper at stores throughout the state at the end of next month.

August 29th, 2024 Oklahoma Removing Grocery Tax on Certain Items

We're used to prices going up, but Oklahoma will be seeing prices going down thanks to House Bill 1955. This bill will eliminate the state sales tax on CERTAIN grocery items. It's estimated that a family of four will see on average somewhere between $400 to $700 in savings over the year with the elimination of the tax.

Drinks With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29th, 2024

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  • Bottled water and flavored water
  • Coffee (beans, ground, freeze dried, bags or instant)
  • Coffee, tea or other beverages in a bottle or can
  • Concentrated juices
  • Energy drinks
  • Liquid drink enhancers
  • Non-alcoholic cocktail mixes and beer
  • Powdered drink mixes (e.g. cocoa, lemonade)
  • Smoothie - made by food manufacturer
  • Soft drinks in bottle or can
  • Tea (bags, tea leaves or instant)

Deli Items With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29th, 2024

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  • Cold chicken ready to eat - prepared by seller - sold by weight or volume -
    no utensils
  • Cold deli salad - made by the food manufacturer
  • Cold deli salad - made by the seller - sold by weight or volume (includes
    variable unit pricing)
  • Deli meats by weight
  • Deli sandwich - made by the food manufacturer
  • Deli sandwich - made by the food manufacturer - heated by the buyer
  • Party trays containing cold products like cheese, sliced meats, fruits or
    vegetables - made by the seller
  • Party trays containing cold products like cheese, sliced meats, fruits or
    vegetables - made by the manufacturer

Meat With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29th, 2024

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  • Beef sticks, venison sausage or jerky - cold and sold by weight
  • Fish and seafood (raw, frozen, cured, canned or dehydrated, including live
    lobsters)
  • Kabobs - made by the seller
  • Lunchable that is cold - made by the food manufacturer
  • Meat and meat products (raw, frozen, cured, canned or dehydrated)
  • Meatloaf or turkey breasts (cold but fully cooked) sold by the pound
  • Pound of cooked shrimp - made by seller - sold unheated
  • Pound of frozen cooked shrimp - made by the food manufacturer
  • Pound of frozen cooked shrimp - made by the seller
  • Pound of raw shrimp

Produce With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29, 2024

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  • Container of mixed fruit - cut up by seller
  • Containers of mixed fruit - made by the food manufacturer
  • Fresh produce (e.g. apples, bananas, grapes, etc.)
  • Peas and beans (fresh, dried, canned or frozen)
  • Vegetables and vegetable products (fresh, frozen, canned or dehydrated)

Miscellaneous Items With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29, 2024

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  • Baby food (cereal and formula)
  • Bakery items - unheated, not made by the seller (e.g. donuts, pastries and
    cupcakes)
  • Bread - unheated, not made by the seller
  • Baking ingredients (liquid, powder or solid)
  • Baking soda and leavening agents
  • Birthday cakes - not made or decorated by the seller
  • Breakfast bars (nutrition facts box must be present on label)
  • Breath mints and chewing gum
  • Broth and bouillon (liquid, instant, freeze dried or cubes)
  • Butter and margarine
  • Candy
  • Canned foods
  • Caramel apples - made by the food manufacturer
  • Cereal and cereal products
  • Coconut (whole, shredded, sweetened or canned)
  • Condiments (e.g. ketchup, mayo, mustard and relishes)
  • Cooking oil (e.g. canola, olive, vegetable and nonstick cooking spray)
  • Cookies - not made or decorated by the seller
  • Eggs and egg substitutes
  • Extracts, flavorings and food colorings used as cooking ingredients
  • Flour and cornmeal
  • Frozen entrées
  • Honey and syrups
  • Ice (excluding dry ice or ice block)
  • Ice cream and yogurt - packaged, but not made or served by the seller,
    including toppings)
  • Jellies, jams, marmalades and preserves
  • Milk, yogurt and cheese products
  • Pasta and noodles - not made or served by the seller
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisons, nuts and sunflower seeds
  • Rice and other grains
  • Salad dressings and mixes
  • Salt and pepper (excludes rock salt)
  • Seasonings and spices
  • Sauces and gravy (bottled, canned or mixes)
  • Sherbets and sorbets - not made or served by the seller
  • Soup (packaged, canned or frozen)
  • Snack foods (e.g. crackers, potato chips, corn chips and pretzels)
  • Sugar and alternative sweeteners

Food Venues With No Sales Tax in Oklahoma After August 29, 2024

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  • Delivery food - fresh meal ingredient delivery kits - separate food items
  • Take and bake pizza - without utensils
  • Food sold at movie theater - not made by the seller (e.g. bottled soda,
    bottled water, packaged candy or packaged chips)
  • Food sold by concessionaires - not made by the seller (e.g. bottled soda,
    bottled water, packaged candy or packaged chips)
  • Convenience store food items - heated by purchaser (e.g. roller grill,
    burritos, pizza or sandwiches

All info has been taken from the Oklahoma government website. For more information on the bill and what items are NOT exempt from the removal of this sales tax. Check it out here.

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