Kathleen M. Nilles

Kathleen M. Nilles

Holland & Knight LLP

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Interim IRS Guidance Confirms Per Capita Distributions from Tribal Trust Resources Are Nontaxable

Notice 2014-17 Is a Positive Development Because It Should Ultimately Result in Consistent IRS Treatment of Tribal Trust Resources, But Several Issues Remain Unresolved. The Notice provides that the IRS and Treasury...more

3/20/2014 - Exclusions Indian Tribal Trusts IRS

Camp Seeks to Block IRS Regulations Limiting Political Activities of 501(c)(4) Organizations

On January 14, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced legislation that would prohibit, for a period of one year, Internal Revenue Service guidance related to social welfare organizations...more

1/24/2014 - 501(c)(4) IRS Non-Profits Political Campaigns Political Contributions

Top 10 Indian Tribal Tax Developments in 2013 and Priorities for 2014

In 2013, courts were active in issues relating to Indian tribes, including ruling on state tax matters and the federal income tax aspects of Section 17 corporations. The top 10 Indian tribal tax developments from 2013...more

1/14/2014 - Casinos General Welfare Exclusion Income Taxes Indian Gaming IRS Native American Issues Tax Exemptions Tribal Corporations Tribal Governments

IRS Proposes New Rules on Indian Fishing Rights Income for Retirement Plans

On November 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) along with proposed regulations regarding the treatment of certain income derived from Indian fishing rights-related...more

11/20/2013 - 401k Fishing Industry IRS Pensions Retirement Plan

Tax-Exempt Financing Provisions on the Table as Congress Considers Tax Reform

Recent legislative discussions concerning tax reform have included the potential elimination of several federal provisions long considered sacred to state and local governments and untouchable by federal policymakers. Those...more

3/26/2013 - Barack Obama Itemized Deductions Municipal Bonds State and Local Government Tax Exemptions Tax Reform Tribal Governments

Appropriations Hearing on the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Indian Health Service Budget Request

On April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and on April 25 at 9:30 p.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold three separate American Indian and Alaska Native Public and...more

3/20/2013 - Native American Issues Testimony

Top 10 Indian Tribal Tax Developments in 2012 and Priorities for 2013

In This Issue: - Fiscal Cliff Concerns: Impact of Expiring Tax Provisions and Rising Tax Rates - General Welfare Tax Planning in the Wake of IRS Guidance Offering Safe Harbors - New Developments in Income from...more

1/9/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Audits Fiscal Cliff Indian Tribal Trusts IRS Safe Harbors Sales & Use Tax Tax Rates Tribal Economic Development Projects Tribal Lands

IRS Proposes General Welfare Exclusion Safe Harbors for Tribal Government Programs

On December 5, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service proposed a revenue procedure that would address the general welfare exclusion from gross income as it applies to tribal government programs. It would also offer a safe harbor...more

12/6/2012 - General Welfare Exclusion IRS Tribal Government Programs

IRS Notice on Per Capita Payments from Tribal Trust Settlement Proceeds Offers Insights and Planning Opportunities

On September 6, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2012-60, which addresses the federal income tax treatment of per capita payments made from the proceeds of settlements of certain Indian tribal trust...more

9/17/2012 - Indian Tribal Trusts IRS

Expanded Tribal Bond-Issuing Authority: IRS Issues New Guidelines on Tribal Economic Development Bonds

On July 16, 2012, the IRS released Notice 2012-48, which solicits applications for the allocation of available amounts of national bond issuance authority limitation (volume cap) for Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs)...more

7/26/2012 - IRS Tribal Economic Development Bonds

IRS Proposes New Detailed Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals on Charity Care, Emergency Care, Billing and Collection

On June 22, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released for publication in the June 26 Federal Register a proposed rule implementing several of the new requirements for tax-exempt organizations imposed under Section...more

7/2/2012 - Affordable Care Act Hospitals IRS Medicaid Tax Exemptions

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