ITG FAQ #1 Answer-Why is much of this section devoted to issues of individual tribal members?
"Tribal distributions" is a very diverse topic and these items are included for awareness. In states where Class III gaming is sanctioned, the primary issue will likely be distributions from proceeds of gaming operations. In geographic areas where logging is prevalent, the issue may be distributions from the sale of timber from land held in trust by the United States. Oil and gas producing areas have their own unique distribution questions. Similarly, there are vast expanses of tribal lands leased in the West, which may result in distributions to tribal members. Treaties of the individual tribes also impact how tribal distributions are handled. This is a very complicated area of tax law requiring research in almost every instance.