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Cobell Land Buy-Back

Tax Information

Section 108 from the Cobell Settlement Agreement.

Section 108. Taxation and Other Benefits

(a) For purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, amounts (whether as lump or sums or as periodic payments) received by an individual Indian pursuant to the Settlement (a) shall not be included in gross income, and (b) shall not be taken into account for purposes of applying any provision of such Code which takes into account excludable income in computing adjusted gross income or modified adjusted gross income, including section 86 of such Code (relating to the taxation of Social Security benefits).
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts (whether as lump sums or as periodic payments) received by an individual Indian pursuant to the Settlement shall not be treated for any household member as income in the month received or as a resource for a period of one year from the date of receipt for purposes of determining initial eligibility, ongoing eligibility, or level of benefits in any Federal or Federally-assisted program.