Witness list for hearing on tribes and tax issue
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Thursday to examine a tax issue affecting tribes and health care.

Some tribes have developed universal health care systems that are similar to Medicare. The Internal Revenue Service has been treating such benefits as taxable, according to the National Congress of American Indians.

The following witnesses will testify on the issue:
Division Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Internal Revenue Service

THE HONORABLE JEFFERSON KEEL Vice-President, National Congress of American Indians

THE HONORABLE MARK MACARRO Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

THE HONORABLE ANDREW JOSEPH, JR Board Member, National Indian Health Board

MR. SCOTT A. TAYLOR Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING to examine the federal tax treatment of health care benefits provided by tribal governments to their citizens (September 17, 2009)

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