Resources for Native Americans


Special Notices and Letters

Tribal Consultation Policy

In 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-10-11 requiring all State of California agencies to encourage communication and consultation with California Indian Tribes. Accordingly, CDTFA has adopted the Tribal Consultation Policy (TCP) to memorialize its commitment to strengthening and sustaining government-to-government relationships between California Indian Tribes and the State.

Tribal Liaison:
James Dahlen, Chief
Program and Compliance Bureau

Deputy Liaison:
Stephen Smith, Tax Counsel IV
Legal Division

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  • Videos and How-To Guides – These resources will help you avoid common mistakes, file your tax returns online, and more.
  • Local and District Tax Guide for Retailers – A tax guide for retailers to learn more about how to property collect, report, and pay local and district taxes.