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Supervisors will get update on Cayuga Nation taxes tonight: Will $6.5M ever be paid?

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors is getting an update on the tax situation involving the Cayuga Nation.

That update will come at the Board’s regular meeting slated for 6 p.m. on Tuesday.


Land purchased by the tribe hasn’t been placed into trust yet- and in fact, the Nation had its Land Into Trust application denied by the federal government last year. In its ruling, the federal government cited reporting by FingerLakes1.com.

Over the last 12 years- officials say more than $6.5 million in back taxes have accrued.

Seneca County has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of lower court rulings saying the Cayugas cannot have their properties foreclosed on for not paying the taxes given the land status.

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