Higher tax rate will hit relatively few in Oklahoma, but payroll tax is rising for 1.9 million workers

The deal reached to avoid the automatic income tax increases doesn’t include continuation of the two-year cut in the tax that funds Social Security

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: January 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm •  Published: January 3, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The “fiscal cliff” deal supported by most of the Oklahomans in Congress will mean higher income tax rates for only a small percentage of Oklahoma taxpayers, though nearly 2 million workers in the state will have smaller paychecks because of an expiring tax cut that wasn’t part of the negotiations.

The deal approved by...

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