November 25, 2019

Treasury Department to Host Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting on Dec. 3, 2019

Corporate Income Tax Listening Session for Tribal Stakeholders to Follow TTAC Meeting
Holland & Knight Alert
Kenneth W. Parsons | Nicole M. Elliott | Kayla Gebeck Carroll

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) on Dec. 3, 2019, will hold its third periodic meeting at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. During this meeting, members will:

  • review 2019 TTAC activities and progress
  • provide updates on subcommittee activities and the priority matrix
  • discuss plans for TTAC's 2020 work

Directly following the TTAC meeting, the Treasury Department will hold a Listening Session to engage with tribal leaders and other stakeholders about the income tax treatment of corporations chartered under tribal law. The Listening Session will be an opportunity to express concerns and receive guidance from members of the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

For the TTAC meeting, register here or contact Marie Vazquez Lopez at

For the Listening Session, register here (for in-person participation) or register here (for telephone participation).

What Is the TTAC?

The TTAC was established by the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-168) to advise the Treasury Secretary and IRS on matters relating to the taxation of Indians, the training of IRS field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers.

Who Is On the TTAC?

The TTAC is composed of seven members:

  • Ron Allen, Tribal Chair and CEO, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
  • Sharon Edenfield, Tribal Council Member, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
  • Eugene Magnuson, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Rebecca Benally, Member of the Navajo Nation and County Commissioner of San Juan County, Utah
  • Lacey Horn, Cherokee Nation
  • Lynn Malerba, Lifetime Chief, Mohegan Tribe
  • Patricia King, Treasurer, Oneida Nation

What if I Am Unable to Attend?

If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Nicole Elliott, Ken Parsons or Kayla Gebeck of Holland & Knight's Native American Law Team to ensure that your priorities are vocalized in the meeting. Additionally, you can submit comments to

Information contained in this alert is for the general education and knowledge of our readers. It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when analyzing and resolving a legal problem. Moreover, the laws of each jurisdiction are different and are constantly changing. If you have specific questions regarding a particular fact situation, we urge you to consult competent legal counsel.

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