Wash. Senate OKs Extending Tribal Property Tax Exemption

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT) -- The Washington Senate passed legislation Friday that would extend tax breaks for Indian tribes by exempting any tribe-owned property used to spur economic development from state taxes.

The Senate voted 37-12 in favor of the bill which will now head to the House. Proponents of the legislation, which includes the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, say extending the property tax exemption will help promote job creation and commercial activity in Washington's tribal communities.

The proposal is intended to bring the tax treatment of tribe-owned personal and real property...
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