OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – Oral arguments have been scheduled for January 17, 2024 at the Oklahoma Supreme Court in the Stroble Case regarding state income tax. Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council employee Alicia Stroble is seeking a refund of back income taxes from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
Oklahoma law states that,
“The income of an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe shall be exempt from Oklahoma individual income tax when: (1) The member is living within “Indian Country” under the jurisdiction of the tribe to which the member belongs”
On April 12, 2022, an Oklahoma Tax Commission administrative law judge ruled in favor of Stroble, because she had proven that she worked for the tribal government and lived in Okmulgee County. The commission overruled the decision which led to the case being placed before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Oral arguments are set to be heard at 10 a.m. on January 17, 2024 at the State Capitol.