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Indian Tribal Governmental Tax Status Act of 1982


Federal recognition of American Indian tribes grants a number of benefits relating to self-determination and self-government. There are also certain financial benefits to federal tribal recognition. This law outlines some tax-code benefits for federally recognized American Indian tribes. Currently, there are no federally recognized Virginia tribes.

What are some of the benefits of federal tribal recognition? What are some benefits beyond financial ones? What does this law say about the changing nature of the relationship between the federal government and American Indian tribes?

Source: Indian Tribal Government Tax Status Act of 1983 (Public Law 97-473, 96 Stat. 2605 Sec. 202).

How to Cite This Source
U.S. Government, "Indian Tribal Governmental Tax Status Act of 1982," in Virginia Civics, Item #82, (accessed July 27, 2021).
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