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IRS Issues Final General Welfare Exclusion Guidance

Posted in Legal Update, NAFOA, Quick Update, Tax
 Today, the IRS issued Rev. Proc 2014-35 “Application of the General Welfare Exclusion to Indian Tribal Government Programs that Provide Benefits to Tribal Members”.  The Guidance recognizes the inherent sovereignty of Tribes and the importance of excluding certain benefits from individual tribal income tax.  The Final Guidance states: The Service has consistently concluded, however, that … Continue Reading

Safe Travels, Billy Frank (Nisqually)

Posted in Quick Update
We heard the sad news that Billy left today. Billy always held my hand, kissed my cheek, and told me how “damn” pretty I was. Billy had more than a spark. – Billy Frank blazed for us, for all Native people and for our right to fish and exist as Native people. We need leaders … Continue Reading