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Yakama Nation to meet with state over gasoline tax issues

The Yakama Nation and the Washington Department of Licensing will meet June 13 to discuss gasoline tax issues.

The tribe operates eight gas stations on the reservation. Under a consent decree in federal court, the tribe shares about 25 percent of tax revenue with the state.

But the state claims the tribe has failed to submit audits for 2007, 2008, and 2009. An estimated $11 million is owed.

Chairman Harry Smiskin said the tribe wants to work with the state.

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State seeks $11 million in unpaid gas taxes from Indian tribe (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 5/19)

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