2017 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 68. Revenue and Taxation
§68-3201. Imposition of tax - Definitions.
A. A tax is hereby imposed on each deed, instrument, or writing by which any lands, tenements, or other realty sold shall be granted, assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed to or vested in the purchaser or purchasers, or any other person or persons, by his or their direction, when the consideration or value of the interest or property conveyed, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of sale, exceeds One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). The tax shall be prorated at the rate of seventy-five cents ($0.75) for each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) of the consideration or any fractional part thereof.
B. The tax is limited to conveyances of realty sold and does not apply to other conveyances. The tax attaches at the time the deed or other instrument of conveyance is executed and delivered to the buyer, irrespective of the time when the sale is made.
C. As used in this section:
1. "Sold" means a transfer of an interest for a valuable consideration, which may involve money or anything of value; and
2. "Deed" means any instrument or writing whereby realty is assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser or, at his direction, any other person.
3. "Consideration" means the actual pecuniary value exchanged or paid or to be exchanged or paid in the future, exclusive of interest, whether in money or otherwise, for the transfer or conveyance of an interest of realty, including any assumed indebtedness.
Laws 1967, c. 259, § 1; Laws 1971, c. 315, § 1, operative, July 1, 1971; Laws 1978, c. 120, § 1; Laws 1983, c. 275, § 14, emerg. eff. June 24, 1983; Laws 1984, c. 195, § 7, eff. Jan. 1, 1985. Renumbered from § 5101 by Laws 1988, c. 162, § 160, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Laws 1991, c. 338, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.