Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Diesel Fuel Tax Law
CHAPTER 2. IMPOSITION OF TAX.
Legal incidence of Kansas motor fuel excise tax on distributor.—U.S. Supreme Court held that Kansas motor fuel tax imposed on the receipt of fuel by distributors was a nondiscriminatory tax imposed on an off-reservation transaction between non-Indians and did not violate the Indian nation's sovereignty. The Kansas statute was dispositive that the legal incidence of the tax was on the distributor, and, even if the Kansas statute did not explicitly state the legal incidence was on the distributor, the Court would look to who was liable for the tax to decide who bears the legal incidence of the tax. Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, (2005) 546 U.S. __.