Hear the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Audio Arguments On April 16, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. An audio recording of those arguments can be heard by clicking this link.
TRIBAL ALERT FTB: RESERVATION SOURCE INCOME —- NOT SUBJECT TO TAXATION Tribal leaders please circulate to all members The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has determined that income earned by a tribal member who lives and works on his or her reservation are not subject to state income tax, regardless of the source of the income. […]
Transcript available for Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Supreme Court hearing The hearing was held April, 16th, 2013. Link to the 64-page transcript here. An audio recording of the hearing will be available by the end of the week.
TRIBAL ALERT April 4, 2013 FTB TO RESCIND ‘TRIBAL SOURCE’ PRACTICE – THOSE WHO FILED 2008 STATE INCOME TAXES HAVE UNTIL APRIL 15, 2013 TO FILE APPEAL & PRESERVE THEIR RIGHTS: Tribal leaders please circulate to all members The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has initiated a practice of collecting state income tax from tribal […]
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Amicus Brief available for viewing On March 28, 2013 California Indian Legal Services (CILS) and Maureen Geary with Maier, Pfeffer, Kim & Geary, filed an amicus brief (“friend of the court brief”) on behalf of 63 California tribes and 5 Indian/tribal organizations with the United States Supreme Court in the […]
Adoptive Couple vs Baby Girl set for Argument before Supreme Court Thank you to all who sent us their authorization to join the California Tribal Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents in the Case. The Supreme Court has set Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to hear oral arguments in this important case.