In 2019, the TTAC identified policy priorities that the TTAC would address: General Welfare Exclusion, Dual Taxation and Tribal Pensions. The TTAC organized Subcommittees on these issues to analyze the issues, seek input from Tribal governments on the implications and impact of the status quo on Tribes and make recommendations to the TTAC on what Treasury and the Department of the Interior can do to address the problem of dual taxation on Tribal lands. The Subcommittee on Dual Taxation, which included subject matter and legal experts, spent several months examining the issue, synthesizing findings, and crafting recommendations to present to the TTAC.
The report was the reviewed, discussed in the December 9, 2020, public meeting and adopted with revisions. Upon adoption, the TTAC requested that Treasury engage in consultation with Tribal governments to hear their comments and feedback on the report’s findings and recommendations. Treasury hosted Tribal consultation on the report on April 30, 2021, and June 2, 2021. This will be the third consultation on this report, based on Tribal leader feedback. Please note that the report is a work product solely of the TTAC and is not a Treasury document. This consultation is part of the process for the TTAC to review the report and recommendations by Tribes and prepare final recommendations to Treasury.