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Tribal-owned tobacco shops exempt from rules

The Oklahoma Tax Commission will exempt tribal-owned tobacco shops from emergency tax rules.

The commission issued the rules after finding out that some tobacco products weren't being sold with the proper state tax stamp. But the commission says tribal-owned shops aren't the problem, it's individually-owned retailers operating under tribal licenses.

Some tribes signed compacts with the state agreeing to collect certain state taxes. Other tribes did not agree to the compacts.

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New rules exempt tribe-owned stores (The Oklahoman 3/14)

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