He said the momentum behind the teacher walkout is also putting pressure on those who oppose raising the gross production tax
on oil and gas and that it is amplifying those who support nixing the incentive period, restoring the beginning rate to 7 percent.
Increasing the oil and gas gross production tax
by increasing the rate on wells currently at 2 percent to 4 percent, and all future wells will begin at 4 percent for 36 months and move to 7 percent thereafter;
These revenue streams include state energy taxes (oil and gas gross production tax
and oil extraction tax), royalties on production from state-owned lands, royalties retained by county governments on some Federal lands, portions of Federal royalties returned to the state and counties from oil and gas production on Federal lands, and revenues from Federal mineral leases and bonuses.
Oklahoma charges a gross production tax
, which is levied as a percentage of each barrel's worth.
The money comes from oil and gas gross production tax
Senate Minority Leader John Sparks introduced SJR 35, which would create a trust for gross production tax
The $44 million revenue plan hassimilarcomponents to last year's, Step Up Oklahoma's, and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs' plans: motor fuels tax increases, gross production tax
increases and cigarette tax increases.
Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, has consistently criticized policies that would increase gross production tax
incentive rates to 4 percent for 36 months, saying that his constituents push for an end to incentive rates altogether.
Along with increases on cigarettes and motor fuel taxes, the package would raise the initial gross production tax
on oil and gas wells from 2 to 4 percent and makes various changes to the individual income tax that would primarily increase taxes for the wealthiest.
House Democrats wouldnt sign off on a tax plan unless Republicans balanced regressive tax increases with a hike on gross production tax