Per Cap Distribution of Funds Held in Trust by Dept. of the Interior
IRS guidance concerning the federal income tax treatment of per capita distributions made to members of Indian tribes from funds held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior. Comments re notice due Sept. 17, 2014.
FTB 'Tribal Source' refund process
Process for submitting a claim for a refund of income tax that was improperly assessed.
FTB Tribal Consultation re 'live on/off' reservation
FTB held a Sept. 18th meeting to discuss recommendations re how to determine if tribal member lives on/off reservation. This may be the only public comment session. See FTB recommendation and read a transcript of the meeting.
Taxing Indian Country: Regulation 1616
Effective Feb 10, 2012 the California Board of Equalization implemented a law re: Property Used in Tribal Self-Governance. On July 6, 2012 they issued a formal letter for landless tribes to claim exemption from sales/use tax. See Oct. 2012 Notice.
Board of Trustees positions
CILS seeks community representatives for the CILS Board of Trustees. Please read our Announcement.
FCC Seeks Nominations For Tribal Government Representatives To Serve On The FCC-Native Nations Broadband Task Force
Please read their Public Notice.
ICWA notice in probate guardianships decision
Click here to read the Oct. 2013 decision.
Adoptive Couple v Baby Girl Slip Opinion
Click here for Supreme Court decision.
Questions about the Cobell Settlement?
Contact their toll free number 1-800-961-6109 or visit their website.
DOI Land Buy-Back Program Website
Click here to view the site launched August 2013.
Prevent foreclosure: know your rights!
Click here for more info.
Cy Pres Awards are another vital financial resource for CILS. Click here for more info.