2 Bills Would Help Level Playing Field For Tribal Governments

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Notwithstanding the fact that Indian tribal governments are recognized sovereign entities by the United States, they are frequently treated less favorably than their state and local government counterparts. This is particularly true with respect to their tax treatment under Internal Revenue Service rulings and the Internal Revenue Code. In the past month, however, Congress has introduced two bills that promote parity for tribal governments.

The Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act would provide parity for tribal governments in the areas of tax-exempt financing, excise tax exemptions,...
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