Tribes Look To Gain Ground In Congressional Tax Push

By Andrew Westney (October 10, 2017, 7:48 PM EDT) -- As federal taxes take the spotlight on Capitol Hill, tribes will try to capitalize by convincing lawmakers to incorporate changes to the tax code that put Native American governments on equal footing with state and local governments, while trying to protect the few edges tribes have under current law, experts say.

The overall Republican framework for the tax initiative introduced Sept. 27 centers on cuts to the corporate tax rate and other business taxes and simplifying the tax code, but advocates for Native American tribes will be looking to jump on board with the campaign in hopes of ushering in long-sought...

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