Litigation

Miccosukee Tribe sues US over probe into gaming per capitas

The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is suing the federal government over an investigation into the taxation of gaming per capita payments.

The tribes shares a portion of gaming revenues with its members. An investigation by the Internal Revenue Service determined that income taxes were never paid.

According to a May article from The Miami Herald, the tribe owes $170 million in taxes and its members owe $58 million.

The suit, however, claims the investigation was a breach of the federal government's trust responsibilities. It also claims a former chairman, Billy Cypress, entered into a "secret deal" with the IRS to gain access to the tribe's financial records.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from the case, Miccosukee Tribe v. US.

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Miccosukee Tribe sues IRS over back taxes owed on gambling distributions to members (The Miami Herald 8/15)

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