By Caleb Symons (April 14, 2022, 7:24 PM EDT) — Oklahoma tax officials say their authority still extends to newly recognized tribal reservations, rejecting a potentially pivotal lawsuit claiming that the US Supreme Court’s landmark McGirt decision stripped the state of its power to tax income earned on those lands.
In an April 7 answer to that suit, the Oklahoma Tax Commission denied ever taking the stance that the 2020 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma might limit state civil jurisdiction — including its power to levy taxes — on several reservations the high court found had not been disestablished.
The tax commission urged the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma…
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