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Can Riverside County tax people leasing Indian trust lands? Ninth Circuit Court says yes.

Amy DiPierro May 6, 2019 The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians spoke at the official opening of a Smithsonian Institution exhibit about life in Section 14.

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Riverside County in a lawsuit that sought to block the county from collecting taxes from leaseholders on portions of the Agua Caliente Reservation.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in January affirmed a federal district court's 2017 decision upholding the county’s right to collect taxes from non-Indians who lease land held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians or the tribe’s members and their successors.

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