The Center for Immigration Studies reported on Oklahoma’s recent efforts to tax remittances.
Oklahoma is the only state in the Union to tax this sizeable outflow of money. Most of this money is produced by working illegal aliens, as well as legal immigrants and some drug dealers.
At the moment, the Sooner state places a fee of 1 percent on all outgoing wire transfers.
The fee acts as a withholding tax against the state income tax. However, for those who remit money and also pay income tax, this fee does not act as a tax. But due to the fact most of the transfers are outside of the state tax system, these fees act as a de facto tax on untaxed income.