Under the direction of CPN Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett and support from the CPN Tribal Legislature, the Nation contributed funds to public school systems from sales tax receipts at Tribal enterprises.
Native American students who receive scholarships from their tribe are no longer required to pay taxes on those dollars, even if students use the funds for expenses other than tuition.
By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Tax season is nigh and Carissa Johnson is ready for it. A tax specialist with Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Johnson has more than 20 years of experience preparing individual income tax returns. With the April 17 federal filing deadline looming, Johnson’s single biggest piece of advice: Have all of your documents in hand Read More »
Don’t let anyone tell you that Oklahoma’s tribal nations aren’t paying their fair share of fees and taxes to the state government. According to a report released by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, tribes have paid $980 million in gaming fees to the State of Oklahoma, while their gaming operations have a $6.9 billion impact Read More »
In each stage of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s growth as an economic engine and employer, the Tribe has often tapped into assets currently used by one of the many Tribal departments or commercial enterprises. CPN’s ability to find the best person for the job, whether searching inside or outside its current roster of employees, is a testament to its diversity as an employer. In its Read More »
Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn. SHAWNEE, Okla. – A letter to Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John Barrett, from Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, reaffirmed the federal government’s position that businesses operating on tribal trust land are exempt from state and local taxes. “In light of the President’s and Congress’ goal Read More »