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Oklahoma city to meet with tribes over request for sales taxes





The city of Shawnee, Oklahoma, plans to meet with tribes on March 24 to discuss a controversial sales tax issue.

The city claims the tribes must collect a 3 percent tax on the sale of goods to non-Indians. Tribes are disputing the request but they have asked for more information in advance of next month's meeting.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation own land in and around Shawnee.

Get the Story:
City sends new letter to tribes (The Shawnee News-Star 2/26)
Tribes, city of Shawnee in dispute over sales tax (AP 2/26)
City of Shawnee, tribes battle over sales-tax collection issue (AP 2/27)

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Oklahoma city wants tribes to pay taxes on non-Indian sales (2/5)