Seneca Nation plans lawsuit over state tax plan
Thursday, November 6, 2003

The Seneca Nation of New York plans to file a lawsuit against the state over a plan to collect state sales taxes on the reservation.

The tribe already launched an advertising blitz against the tax plan, which is to go into effect December 1. Tribal leaders say it is illegal to force state taxes on the sale of cigarettes and gasoline.

The state's plan requires wholesalers to pay sales and excise taxes in advance of delivery of cigarettes and gasoline to Indian businesses. Indians would be able to buy goods tax-free through coupons issued by the state. Non-Indians would have to pay the taxes.

Get the Story:
Seneca tax fight detailed by leader (The Albany Times-Union 11/6)

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