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Judge extends temporary order over New York's tobacco tax

A judge in New York extended a temporary order that bars the state from imposing its tobacco tax in Indian Country.

The state imposes the tax on wholesalers. Those who do business with tribes must pay the tax up front although some exemptions are allowed to cover sales of tobacco to tribal members.

The Seneca Nation wants the state to rewrite the tobacco rules to address the impact on tribal businesses. Judge Donna Siwek is expected to issue a decision within a week, the Associated Press reported.

Get the Story:
Tribe pursues tobacco tax rewrite (AP 6/2)

2nd Circuit Decision:
Oneida Nation v. Cuomo (May 9, 2011)

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