If you’re starting a small business in Oklahoma, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with OkTAP, the Oklahoma Taxpayer Access Point. This is the central site used by business owners to make payments, submit documentation, request refunds, and, crucially, register your business. To get started as an OkTAP user, you’ll need to specify which tax account type you need at the time of registration. These account types vary wildly and will correspond with the type of tax your business will need to collect. The accounts can include:
- Alcohol Wholesale Tax
- Cigarette Wholesale Tax
- Sales Tax
- Tobacco Wholesale Tax
- Consumer Use Tax
- Vendor Use Tax
- Tire Recycling Fee
- Mixed Beverage Tax
- Prepaid Wireless Tax
- Telephone Surcharge Tax
- Vehicle Rental Tax
- Lodging Tax
- Rural Electric Tax
- Withholding Tax
- Non Resident Royalty Withholding Tax
- Pass Through Withholding Tax
- Franchise Tax
- Rural Electric Co-Op License
Once you’ve determined the type of account you need to open, you’ll need some information to register with OkTAP. This includes your Account ID, FEIN or SSN, email address, and zip code. Once you have everything, you’ll be ready to start getting into the state accounting part of your small business.
If you’re in the process of starting a small business, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with Oklahoma business tax forms. While OkTAP is a great resource for figuring out what you need, the site can only do so much in terms of tax preparation. The best way to get ahead of form filing? Building a robust database comprising employee information, payroll records, and tax tables. Investing in a semi-automated payroll software is a near necessary step to take on the road to starting a business.
How We Can Help
AMS Software for Payroll is our semi-automated payroll software, and it has everything your small business needs to stay on top of tax and wage reporting. In addition to housing employee, payroll, and tax information, the software can perform a variety of specialized tasks, including form preparation, check-printing, and tax table updating. See below for a list of popular features.
- Imports data from QuickBooks, Excel, PeachTree, and Tab-Delimited Text Files
- Prints checks individually or by date range
- Creates an SSN Verification file
- Easy Payer and Employee Setup
- Automatic saving feature ensures data is never lost
- Support for end-of-year reporting, tax form preparation, and electronic filing
- Back-end data hosting feature allows users to generate and store critical payroll information
When you’re starting a business, every expense feels critical. We understand that investing in payroll software might not be at the top of your list, but it will save time and money in the long-run. That said, we want you to be confident in the purchase you make with us. That’s why we’ve made our software available online in the form of a free, downloadable demo. This is a great way to see just how intuitive and helpful an accounting product can be in the early days of business. When you’re ready to purchase, you can do so at any time.
OkTAP is a great resource for Oklahoma small businesses, but AMS can help with your specific tax and wage case. Make the switch today.