Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to collect sales tax on entire reservation

Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti Spirit Camp on the North Dakota portion of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to block the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy Camp of the Sacred Stone

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will start collecting a sales tax on the North Dakota portion of its reservation for the first time.

The tribal council voted to enter into a tax collection agreement with the state, The Bismarck Tribune reports. Starting July 1, the tribe will impose a 5 percent tax on sales -- the same rate as the state's -- and will receive 80 percent of the revenues, the paper said.

“It’s not something that happened overnight,” Chairman Dave Archambault II told the paper. “I’m getting the blame, and some of our members are not happy.”

The tribe already collects a sales and use tax on the South Dakota side of the reservation.

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Tribe to collect sales tax (The Bismarck Tribune 6/22)

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