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  • Skabewis
    NY appeals court won’t lift block on cigarette tax
    by Skabewis
    Salamanca, New York (AP)

    New York state remains barred for now from taxing cigarettes sold by Indian retailers to non-Indian customers.

    A federal appeals court recently rejected the state’s request to lift the ban on collections while appeals on both sides of the issue...
    12-16-2010, 09:35 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York court nixes Indian cigarette sales tax cases
    by Skabewis
    Albany, New York (AP)

    New York’s top court has rejected prosecutors’ cases against two Indian-owned convenience stores in central New York for selling tax-free cigarettes.

    The Court of Appeals, divided 4-3, says the stores acquired by the Cayuga Indian Nation in 2003...
    05-18-2010, 04:09 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York top court weighs tax claim on Indian cigarette purchases
    by Skabewis
    By Michael Virtanen and John Kekis
    Syracuse, New York (AP)

    State and county lawyers told New York’s top court March 25 that officials can tax Indian cigarettes and prosecute sellers of untaxed smokes.

    But David DeBruin, a lawyer for the Cayuga Indian Nation, countered...
    03-30-2010, 03:26 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York appeals court halts Indian cigarette sales tax
    by Skabewis
    By Carolyn Thompson
    Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, New York (AP)

    The latest in a tangled series of state and federal court decisions has halted New York state’s plan to collect taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American retailers to non-Indian customers.

    A state...
    09-06-2010, 03:51 PM
  • Skabewis
    New York counties plan appeal to Cayuga cigarette ruling
    by Skabewis
    Auburn, New York (AP)

    Local officials say they’ll appeal a court decision that allows the Cayuga Indian Nation to resume selling untaxed cigarettes at two tribal stores in central New York.

    On July 10, the Appellate Division in Rochester reversed a state judge who blocked...
    07-17-2009, 09:12 AM



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