Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (May 31, 2022) – The Oneida Indian Nation will suspend the sales tax and suspend a portion of the motor fuel excise tax for the remainder of 2022 at all Maple Leaf Market and SāvOn store locations in Oneida and Madison Counties. The Nation is implementing changes to its tax policy in an effort to bring financial relief to Oneida Indian Nation Members, employees and people within the region.  As a sovereign nation, the Oneida Indian Nation is able to implement its own policies regarding taxation on its lands.

“Our hope is that this reduction in gas price provides some relief and that more favorable economic times are coming soon,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter.

Earlier this year, the New York State Legislature voted to suspend a portion of the state’s motor fuel tax and sales tax from June 1 to Dec. 31, cutting the cost for drivers by a little more than 16 cents a gallon.

Similar to New York State, the Oneida Indian Nation collects a gasoline tax that helps fund its government programs and services, including healthcare, affordable housing, educational opportunities, Elder care and youth programs for Oneida Indian Nation Members. The suspension of this tax will not reduce or negatively impact any Nation Member services.

This new policy will not affect TS Rewards discounts.

About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, Point Place Casino, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, marinas and The Cove at Sylvan Beach, opening Summer 2022. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.


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