Okla. Justices Leave Tribe, State Tax Powers Unsettled

By Andrew Westney (February 3, 2021, 7:12 PM EST) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a grocery chain's challenge to the state collecting sales tax from a store on Muscogee (Creek) Nation members' land, but didn't resolve whether the state or the tribe has the authority to tax there.

Oklahoma's high court said Tuesday that Warehouse Market Inc.'s suit, which asked the state's courts to decide if the Creek tribe or the state's tax commission can collect sales tax from a store on tribal land in Okmulgee, had become a tax protest after the tribe was dismissed from the case due to its sovereign immunity.

And the store has to...

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