The IRS is trying to audit Indian tribes, including the Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs. Once the audit is done then the government can tax tribal payments made to members. The Secretary-Treasurer for the tribes says the Council recently received a letter from the IRS requesting a list of member and the amount of payments made to each person. The money comes from timber proceeds from tribal lands.
According to an article in the Bulletin, tribal leaders are asking for a face to face meeting with the IRS to voice their objections.