Oklahoma tribes support new tobacco compact

Nearly two dozen Oklahoma tribes are asking the state to negotiate new tobacco compacts.

The tribes want to pay a tax of 26 cents per pack and give the revenues to the state. The state tax is $1.03 per pack.

The state already signed compacts with a handful of tribes. But the state expects a $82.5 million shortfall because not all tribes and tribal-licensed stores are paying the higher state tax.

The 23 tribes that want new compacts say their revenues will help the state meet its tax projections.

Get the Story:
Tribes seek new state tobacco compact (The Oklahoman 5/23)
Tribal Tobacco: Proposal: A new cigarette compact sought (The Tulsa World 5/23)

Relevant Links:
Oklahoma Tax Commission -

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