On Friday, September 26, 2014, President Barack Obama signed H.R.3043, the "Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014," into law.
The law puts tribes on the same level as states and the federal government when it comes to taxation of general welfare programs. Specifically, H.R. 3043 excludes Indian general welfare benefits from gross income in calculating income tax; establishes a Tribal Advisory Committee to advise the Treasury Department on matters relating to the taxation of Indians; and suspends Internal Revenue Service enforcement actions that drew outrage across Indian Country.
"Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama." Indianz.com. Septemeber 19, 2014. (http://www.indianz.com/News/2014/015201.asp, accessed January 30, 2015)