PUBLIC COMMENT - PROPOSED NYS REGULATIONS TO LIMIT THE SALE OF UNTAXED CIGARETTES
The proposed regulations, issued by the State Department of Taxation and Finance, seek to curtail the unlimited flow of tax-free cigarettes by limiting the number of "unstamped and untaxed" cigarettes which can be supplied to Indian retailers to a specific amount which could only be used by tribal members.
Several New York State Governors have ignored the New York State law by allowing this unfair competition to negatively impact our local businesses. These new regulations from Taxation and Finance will limit the sale of untaxed cigarettes sold by Native American retailers and ensure a more level playing field for our convenience stores and other retailers who follow the law and collect these taxes.
Please take the time to send an e-mail or mail a letter of support during the public comment period. By supporting these regulations, you are supporting our local businesses and our future economy.
Comments will be accepted until Monday, April 26, 2010.
Mail your written comments to
John W. Bartlett, Director of Regulations
Taxpayer Guidance Division
Department of Taxation and Finance
W.A. Harriman Campus, Building 9, Room 161
Albany, NY 12227
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