Posted by: audreybenenati | January 22, 2010

State may try to collect taxes on smokes


By CAROLYN THOMPSON
Associated Press Writer

BUFFALO — Gov. David Paterson is again positioning New York state to begin collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian retailers, revisiting a budget issue perennially overshadowed by emotion.

The governor said Tuesday he would order his tax department to draft regulations to enforce a 2008 law intended to stop wholesalers from selling untaxed cigarettes to tribes.

That would force Indian retailers who currently don’t charge the state’s $2.75-per-pack excise tax and 4 percent sales tax to pay more to suppliers up front and ultimately raise their prices.

Read the rest at http://www.oneidadispatch.com/articles/2010/01/20/news/doc4b57e0d769792470808559.txt

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: