North Dakota Tribes To Charge Higher Tax On Oil Production

The state's three tribes say they never agreed to the lower tax rate

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes say they will charge a higher tax than the state for oil production on reservation property. Tribal leaders say they never agreed to a change Legislature made in 2015 which abolished some price–based incentives for a lower tax rate.

They say this increased rate will pay for the consequences of oil production on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Officials worry this violates a revenue–sharing agreement with the state.

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