KIPI News | January 13, 2023 | Collette Keith
The IRS Launches New YouTube Videos to Help Tribes with Taxes. The IRS office of Indian Tribal Governments said it has created three new YouTube videos that can help ITG customers search for online resources available from the IRS, avoid employment tax penalties and know who to phone for information. The three short videos, which first appeared on the IRS videos YouTube channel three weeks ago, have already received hundreds of views, showing Native American tribes, entities and members how to get started on meeting their federal tax obligations via irs.gov/tribes.
Sacred smudging ritual of some tribal groups now allowed at University of Michigan…The tobacco-free policy at the University of Michigan now exempts smudging, a ritual by some Native American and Indigenous people of burning herbs to bless places.UM became a smoke-free campus by banning cigarettes and cigars on its property in 2011. The policy was updated in November 2022 to further ban e-cigarettes, vapes, e-cigars and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, as well as smokeless tobacco.
Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.