The Politicker

The New York Association of Convenience Stores is the lead plantiff in a suit filed against George Pataki over requiring the collection of taxes on cigarettes and gas on Native American sales to non-Native Americans patrons.

NYACS believes the Governor should enforce a new law requiring sales tax to be collected in these instances. They allege the state loses at least $450 million annually.

“Governor Pataki’s refusal to uphold his constitutional duties to enforce the law to collect these taxes is hurting taxpayers and small businesses alike,” said James Calvin, President of NYACS.