The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-168) was signed into law by the President last September and requires the establishment of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC). The TTAC is an open advisory committee that is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Through the enactment of the TTAC Charter, Treasury has announced a call for nominations for committee members. The TTAC members will serve four-year terms, however those appointed by Treasury will serve an initial two-year term. Members will not be compensated, but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Description of TTAC Responsibilities:
- Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on matters relating to the taxation of Indians.
- Advise on the training and education for internal revenue field agents who administer and enforce internal revenue laws with respect to Indian tribes on Federal Indian law and the Federal Government's unique legal treaty and trust relationship with Indian tribal governments.
- Advise on the training of internal revenue field agents, and provision of training and technical assistance to tribal financial officers about the implementation of the the General Welfare Exclusion Act and any amendments.
- Meet in-person and estimated 2-3 times per year.