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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Still No Budget as Statutory Adjournment Date Nears - As the legislative session ticks toward...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Tribal General Welfare Exclusion and Safe Harbors - Notice 2015-34 Provides Instruction on the Tribal...

On April 16, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2015-34, its first guidance on general welfare since President Obama signed the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (the "Act") into law in September...more

Michigan Tax Update: Ballot Initiative Good for Tribes

The Michigan legislature has approved a ballot initiative that will be submitted for voter approval in May 2015. If approved, the initiative will impact Tribes in two important ways...more

Legal Developments in Indian Country in 2014

2014 was a year that featured many positive legal developments for tribes. From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case written by Justice Sotomayor (who continues to be a leader on the Court for tribal...more

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

Gaming Legal News - December 8, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 36

In This Issue: - NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT FOCUSES ON INDIAN COUNTRY by Robert W. Stocker II The 9th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit held in Seattle last Thursday and Friday was well attended by...more

Gaming Legal News - November 22, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 34

In This Newsletter: - What Is Massachusetts Really Proposing For Indian Gaming? - IRS Requests Comments Regarding The Allocation Of Volume Cap For Tribal Economic Development Bonds - The Battle Of Tallahassee: War...more

Taxing Intrastate Tribal Poker in California

With online poker refusing to leave the legislative stage in Sacramento, and with many of California‘s biggest gaming tribes pushing hard for a seat at the table, one questions looms: Will the state tax the money that tribes...more

County of Seneca v. Eristoff

Notice of Petition and Petition

Background: County commenced Article 78 proceeding to compel Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to collect and remit local share of sales and other taxes on cigarettes and motor fuel sold to non-Indians at businesses owned...more

County attorney recovers over half a million in funds for taxpayers

In his annual report to the board of supervisors, Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney reported his office recovered over $570,000 during 2005. Board members applauded Getman's report....more

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