This article will consider the most important Indian tax decisions, comparing the intended results of the decisions in the context of congressional Indian law with their probable economic consequences. Part II briefly reviews the main factors essential for proper economic evaluation of a tax. Part III critically surveys recent law of federal taxation of reservation wealth. Part IV similarly surveys and criticizes decisions regarding state taxation of reservation wealth. Part V offers alternate resolutions for state-Indian taxation disputes. In Part VI, the article proposes a framework for applying tax economics productively to the problem of meeting tribal revenue needs.
Russel L. Barsh,
Issues in Federal, State, and Tribal Taxation of Reservation Wealth: A Survey and Economic Critique,
54 Wash. L. Rev.
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