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First Periodic Meeting of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Department of the Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will convene for a public meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time in the Cash Room of the Treasury Building located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with differing abilities.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Cash Room (Room 2121) at the Treasury Building located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. The meeting will be open to the public. Because the meeting will be held in a secured facility, members of the public who plan to attend the meeting must register online or by telephone by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Attendees with a valid email address may visit http://www.cvent.com/​d/​p6qfw2 to complete a secure online registration form. All other attendees may contact Marie Vazquez Lopez at (202) 622-2049 to provide registration information.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Andre Faulk at Andre.Faulk@treasury.gov or 202-622-1278, or Lisa Jones at lisa.jones@treasury.gov or 202-622-0315. To request a sign language interpreter, please make your request five days prior to the event, if possible by contacting Andre Faulk or Lisa Jones. For all other inquiries concerning the TTAC meeting, please contact Tribal.Consult@treasury.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy Montoya, Policy Analyst, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1426G, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622-2031 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Section 3 of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, Public Law 113-68, 128 Stat. 1883, enacted on September 26, 2014 (TGWEA), directs the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to establish a seven member Tribal Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary on matters related to the taxation of Indians, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers.

Pursuant to Section 3 of the TGWEA and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq., the TTAC was established on February 10, 2015, as the “U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee.” The TTAC's Charter provides that it shall operate under the provisions of the FACA and shall advise and report to the Secretary on:

(1) Matters related to the taxation of Indians;

(2) The establishment of training and education for internal revenue field agents who administer and enforce internal revenue laws with respect to Indian tribes of Federal Indian law and the Federal Government's unique legal treaty and trust relationship with Indian tribal governments; and

(3) The establishment of training of such internal revenue field agents, and provisions of training and technical assistance to tribal financial officers, about implementation of the TGWEA and any amendments.

First Periodic Meeting

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the FACA and implementing regulations Start Printed Page 26184at 41 CFR 102-3.150, Krishna P. Vallabhaneni, the Designated Federal Officer of the TTAC, has ordered publication of this notice to inform the public that the TTAC will convene its first periodic meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time in the Cash Room of the Treasury Building located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Summary of Agenda and Topics To Be Discussed

During this meeting, the seven members of the TTAC will be introduced and will appoint Co-Chairs, review the TTAC's Charter and mandate, and discuss various Federal income tax issues relating to Indians, such as Federal income tax issues relating to access to capital, Opportunity Zones, changes to the so-called “kiddie tax”, and general welfare exclusion education of internal revenue field agents. In addition, the TTAC will identify other topics of interest for 2019 and take other actions necessary to fulfill the TTAC's mandate.

Public Comment

Members of the public wishing to comment on the business of the TTAC are invited to submit written statements by any of the following methods:

Electronic Statements

Paper Statements

  • Send paper statements in triplicate to the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1426G, Washington, DC 20220.

The Department of the Treasury will post all statements on its website https://www.treasury.gov/​resource-center/​economic-policy/​tribal-policy/​Pages/​Tribal-Policy.aspx without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. The Department of the Treasury will also make such statements available for public inspection and copying in the Department of the Treasury's Library, 720 Madison Place NW, Room 1020, Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect statements by telephoning (202) 622-2000. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

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Krishna P. Vallabhaneni,

Tax Legislative Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2019-11714 Filed 6-4-19; 8:45 am]

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