Grocery business goes to court after state, tribe both seek sales taxes

BY CURTIS KILLMAN
Tulsa World
11/21/2020 12:00 PM
Reprinted with permission
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Shown is the Warehouse Market Inc. logo. The grocery store chain has filed a federal lawsuit that asks a judge to determine whether one of its stores should be required to collect sales tax for the Oklahoma Tax Commission, while it also collects sales tax for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. COURTESY
TULSA – A grocery store chain has filed a federal lawsuit that asks a judge to determine whether one of its stores should be required to collect sales tax for the Oklahoma Tax Commission, while it also collects sales tax for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

This is the second lawsuit to be filed by Warehouse Market Inc., regarding the Cox Cash Saver Cost Plus store that it operates in Okmulgee.

A lawsuit on similar issues is pending before the state Supreme Court.

In its case filed Tuesday in Tulsa federal court, Warehouse Market asks a judge to determine that the Oklahoma Tax Commission can’t require the business to impose state and local sales taxes at its Okmulgee store because the land is on restricted Indian land within the jurisdiction of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

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