Poll shows N.Y. residents oppose state tax plan
Tuesday, December 9, 2003

A poll commissioned by the St. Regis / Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe shows that 60 percent of northern New York residents oppose the state's plan to collect taxes on the reservation.

The state Department of Taxation and Finance is proposing new regulations to collect state taxes. Amid protests from several tribes, the rules are being delayed to allow more public comment.

The courts have ruled the state can require taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians. But for several years, Gov. George Pataki (R) decided not to force the tribes to collect them.

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New Yorkers support not collecting state taxes on reservations (News 10 12/9)

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