Okla. Told To Stop Demanding Sales Taxes From Tribe

By Andrew Westney (April 5, 2016, 6:35 PM EDT) -- An arbitrator ruled Monday that the state of Oklahoma can't seek to collect taxes from a Native American tribe on sales to non-tribe members at its casinos and other businesses, ordering the state to stop threatening the tribe with enforcement actions for allegedly failing to comply with state tax laws.

Daniel J. Boudreau of the American Arbitration Association ruled in favor of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, which brought the case under its tribal-state gaming compact after Oklahoma questioned over $27 million in state sales tax exemptions the tribe had claimed, then revoked the tribe's alcoholic beverage licenses and threatened to close...

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