FAQs for Indian Tribal Governments regarding Examination


These frequently asked questions and answers are provided for general information only and should not be cited as any type of legal authority. They are designed to provide the user with information required to respond to general inquiries. Due to the uniqueness and complexities of Indian law and Federal tax law, it is imperative to ensure a full understanding of the specific question presented, and to perform the requisite research to ensure a correct response is provided.

  1. Why does the office of Indian Tribal Governments conduct examinations?
  2. What is the authority for examinations of Indian Tribal governmental entities?
  3. What should a tribal entity expect from an examination?
  4. What rights does a tribal entity have?
  5. What happens if the tribal entity disagrees with the outcome of the examination?
  6. Is IRS oversight of tribal gaming affected by the authority of NIGC/tribes/states for Class III gaming?

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