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Baker Tilly’s tribal team works with you to navigate regulatory requirements, support community initiatives and continue your journey towards energy independence.


Our experience with tribal governments allows us to understand your challenges and provides us insight into governance and cultural nuances. We recognize your need to sustain a viable economy and balance an ever-changing regulatory environment with tight budgets.

    Our specialized tribal services team understands the intricacies within sovereign governments and getting projects to the finish line on tribal lands. Our dedicated team uses mature industry and service expertise to meet the needs of tribal nations, governments and enterprises. We leverage extensive experience working with tribes nationwide to deliver solutions that provide lasting impact to tribal operations and strategic initiatives. 

    Our goal is to be your partner in reaching milestones, providing transparency with trusted, candid advice along the way.  From economic energy independence to executing sound business transactions, we are with you through the entire process. 

    Our tribal team works with tribes nationwide, offering:

    • Tribal utility authority formation
    • 8(a) contract compliance
    • Energy and infrastructure advisory
    • Long-term planning advisory
    • Economic development support
    • Tribal government productivity and cost reduction
    • Capital planning
    • Gaming compliance
    • Business process review
    • Inflation Reduction Act resources
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    Inflation Reduction Act Resource Center

    Have you explored ways to maximize the Inflation Reduction Act credits for energy-related projects? Our IRA resource center helps tribes understand the existing and new tax credits they can benefit from.

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    Energy Community Mapping Tool

    The energy community mapping tool can help you determine if a project is located in an energy community that may qualify for tax credit opportunities under the IRA.

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    Featured case study

    Metlakatla Indian Community keeps the lights on and replenishes resources by restructuring their utility

    The Metlakatla Indian Community in southern Alaska faced the risk of the lights going out. They were dealing with outdated and inflexible management protocols, climate change, and loss of industry. Learn how Baker Tilly’s tribal services team mitigated the immediate crisis while developing a new management structure. This structure will better equip future generations to face the energy challenges ahead.

    I have been very pleased with their specialized knowledge and understanding of tribal operations. They have exhibited strong knowledge of financial, accounting, and internal controls functions and provide valuable insights and best practice recommendations given their experience with other similar clients and situations.
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