Licensing issues cause fines for Okla. car dealers

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 8:03 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The state agency that oversees Oklahoma automobile dealerships has issued more than 100 sanctions in the past year to dealers that employ unlicensed salespeople.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/TGMI80 ) that the penalties, which are fees in lieu of fines or outright fines, were levied by the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission.

Roy Dockum, the commission's executive director, says many sanctions involve individuals who have not complied with state income tax requirements.

A 2000 law requires state agencies to submit the names of people seeking professional licenses to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The Tax Commission then returns a list of those with tax issues to the agencies.

The law was intended to encourage people to pay state taxes, or risk losing their license to do various kinds of work, including selling cars.

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