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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
The IRS recently issued guidance in the form of Notice 2013-1, available here, that provides guidance on federal tax treatment of certain per capita payments made to members of Indian tribes. The background for the Notice is...more
For the second year in a row, the California State Legislature will consider Senate Bill 190 to legalize sports betting within the state.
Last year’s Senate Bill 1390 passed in the California State Senate, but stalled in...more
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
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
Executive Summary: In addition to the other various employee benefit plan relief provided as a result of Hurricane Sandy, on November 16 the Internal Revenue Service announced, in Announcement 2012-44, that certain...more
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
In This Issue:
- TRIBAL CASINO BANKRUPTCIES – THE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION by Dennis J. Whittlesey:
There long has been a legal debate as to whether businesses owned and operated by Indian tribes could either...more
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
United States District Judge Alan Gold makes news this month (again) with another Everglades Order: you'll recall that he issued a pretty big ruling last fall with his decision to put the federal government and not the State...more
Certain segments of the Native American community are unhappy with the IRS because of the agency’s actions in imposing taxes on the tribal government’s assistance to them. The tribe has accused the IRS of encroaching on...more
SB 1463, sponsored by Senators Wright and Steinberg, would provide for the licensure, regulation and taxation of Internet gambling, with licensees initially restricted to authorized poker games; additional...more
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
The Miccosukee Indian tribe has severed their longtime business relationship with their former lawyer, Dexter Lehtinen and has filed a lawsuit against him for malpractice. The tribe members allege that Lehtinen gave them...more
Inside This Issue:
- 1 SunCarrier LL C Completes Development of Solar Project at the Navajo Tribal Authority District Headquarters
- 2 Polsinelli Shughart to Sponsor Solarpraxis Conference in Phoenix
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
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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
The Seneca Indian Tribe, already under IRS investigation, have come under renewed scrutiny as the IRS launched an audit on its casino operations and its business dealings with employees and contractors. The IRS’ earlier probe...more
In the US, Indian tribes are considered sovereign nations. The tribes are given certain special benefits such as gaming licenses. 242 of 564 Indian tribes have gaming licenses; however, they are subject to federal laws and...more
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*An Important Decision: Employee's Right to Royalties in a "Service Invention" Glusman...more
If a proposed Cayuga Indian Nation settlement goes through, Seneca and Cayuga
counties stand to gain up to $12.8 million a year from its casino revenues.
Under terms of the proposal, the Nation would drop its...more
Seneca County filed a lawsuit Monday against the state Department of Taxation and Finance, the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and several cigarette wholesalers seeking to force them to collect taxes on sales of tobacco...more
Seneca County filed a lawsuit Monday against the state Department of Taxation and Finance, the Cayuga Indian Nation
of New York and several cigarette wholesalers seeking to force them to collect taxes on sales of tobacco...more
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
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