New York governor proposes tobacco tax regulations
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) proposed regulations that would prevent cigarette manufacturers from selling products to tribal retailers.

The regulations require manufacturers to limit sales to retailers that certify they are collecting state taxes. Retailers face fines and perjury charges if they submit false certifications.

The Department of Taxation and Finance regulations are open to 45 days of comments.

Additionally, Paterson will propose legislation to allow tribal retailers to sell a fixed number of cigarettes to their members.

Get the Story:
Another try at taxing Indian cigarettes (The Buffalo News 2/24)
State may curtail sale of untaxed cigs (The Auburn Citizen 2/24)
Proposal would limit tax free cigarettes on reservations (WSYR-TV 2/23)
Taxes from Indians not in budget plan (WIVB-TV 2/23)

Relevant Documents:
2010-11 Executive Budget | Briefing Book

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