Seneca Nation: Tax talks with state resume
Diana Louise Carter • Staff writer • December 10, 2010
A Representatives of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which is at odds with New York over casino payments and cigarette sales taxes, say they're talking with state officials again.
But a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson said late Thursday that the two sides are at an impasse and arbitration is needed.
what is there to negotiate?
In its legal arguments, the Seneca Nation "expressly acknowledges that, as a general principle, New York State has the authority to require reservation retailers to collect excise taxes on sales to non-Indians," Arcara wrote.
wonder if I could 'cut a deal' when my taxes are due?