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Free car tags now offered to Osage elders and disabled veterans

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By Osage News
Date:June 25, 2013
The Osage Nation Tax Commission is now offering Elder Tags for Osages 65 years and older.
A law sponsored by Congresswoman Maria Whitehorn set up the program to waive annual registration tax, title fee and the cost of a non-personalized license plate for disabled veterans and Osage elders.
Principal Chief John Red Eagle signed the bill into law on April 9.
“We are now offering Elder Tags and are happy to assist with any questions or information people may need,” said Kim Soliano, office coordinator. The Tax Commission started offering the elder tags on July 1.
The law specifies that up to two tags will be granted per disabled veteran or Osage senior and only passenger vehicles and farm trucks qualify.
The Osage Tax Commission will recognize only those disabled veterans that are registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as disabled.
According to the Tax Commission office, the Osage Nation tags are available to Oklahoma residents only, so non-residents are ineligible to receive a tribal tag. The Tax Commission also notes it will not reimburse fees already paid for those tags before the elder and disabled veteran tags were offered free, per Osage legislation.
For more information about elder tags, contact the Osage Tax Commission at 918-287-5393.
*Editor's note: This story was clarified on July 10.

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