Reservation Racket

You may have missed it, but New York got a brand-new Indian reservation this month – consisting entirely of two Upstate convenience stores. A state appellate court ruled that the outlets, owned and operated by the Cayuga Indian tribe on non-reservation land, count as a “qualified reservation” for taxing purposes, thus voiding local efforts to halt the Cayugas’ illicit tobacco trade. The tribe claims its “sovereignty” as a separate “nation” exempts it from paying state taxes on the cigarettes it sells.

Read the New York Post article here…

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