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Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (09/29)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

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Native Sun News: Tribes take on IRS and win battle over taxation (09/29)
When the IRS came to Indian Country and attempted to trample on the rights of tribes, they ended up taking a whooping from tribes and their friends in Congress.

Filed Under: Business | Law
9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer (09/26)
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.

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Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bryan Brewer: Congress does right thing with tribal taxation bill (09/26)
The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe praises Congress for passing H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Filed Under: Health | National
IHS and IRS simplify tax exemption issue for Indian descendants (09/24)
Patients who are eligible for care through the IHS, urban Indian organizations and tribal providers will be able to be claim an exemption through the tax filing process.

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Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (09/23)
The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

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Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case (09/23)
The decision will likely have an impact on Native American tribes across the U.S.

Filed Under: Business | Law
Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses (09/22)
The tribe set up an oversight office and authorized a tax on the sale of tobacco products.

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Dante Desiderio: Working together to address tribal tax issue (09/22)
Dante Desiderio welcomes cooperative work that led to passage of the H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

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Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

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Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (09/18)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.

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House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (09/17)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

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House approves bill to address tribal general welfare programs (09/17)
Lawmakers said the bill puts tribes on the same level as state and federal governments regarding payments made through general welfare programs.

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House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs (09/16)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) said the bill promotes tribal self-determination and reliance without additional cost to the U.S. government.

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Bryan Brewer: Approve HR.3043 to stop IRS harassment of tribes (09/15)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, calls for passage of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

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Miccosukee Tribe seeks removal of judge in dispute with lawyers (09/11)
The tribe has accused three of its former attorneys of malpractice and fraud.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Decision signals shift on state taxation in Indian Country (09/10)
Attorneys Del Laverdure and Bryan Newland discuss a recent federal court decision blocking the state of Florida from imposing taxes on lands held in trust for the Seminole Tribe.

Filed Under: Business | Politics
BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government (09/08)
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.

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Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (09/05)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

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