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Supporting the Legal Voice of First Nations [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Gazette
Year of publication: 
2014

The FNG is an online service provided for First Nations and operated by the First Nations Tax Commission in partnership with the Native Law Centre of the University of Saskatchewan.

Available online with free access, the First Nations Gazette serves as the authoritative reference for First Nation laws and notices in Canada.

First Nations Tax Commission: Growing First Nation Economies [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2014

A First Nation builds its tax system by creating
laws to exercise its jurisdiction. These laws reflect
the First Nation’s own decisions regarding taxation.
First Nations can lose out on millions of dollars
in potential revenue by not implementing property
tax systems.

Guide to a Facilitated Service Agreement between First Nations and Local Governments [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2013

A First Nation - Local Government service agreement is a contractual relationship between two governments for the provision of services. A service agreement provides the answer to four key questions:

1. Which services are being purchased?
2. For whom are these services being purchased (taxpayers, members, others)?
3. What is the method for pricing these services?
4. What are the terms of the agreement?

FIRST NATION REAL PROPERTY TAXATION GUIDE [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2014

The first edition of the First Nation Real Property Taxation Guide was
published in 2007 to help First Nation governments, taxpayers, First Nation
residents, the general public, other governments, and potential investors
understand First Nation property taxation and how it works. The goal was
to provide general information on virtually every aspect of the First Nation
property taxation system. With this third edition of the Guide, we have the
same goals, and have updated the contents.

Resources [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

The FNTC is committed to providing First Nations with the resources needed to successfully implement and maintain their property tax systems. Please check this page regularly as new resources will continue to be added as they become available.

-Guides
-Information Booklets
-Webinars
-Posters/Infgraphics
-Presentations
-Research papers

Section 83 Indian Act Toolkit [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

First Nation tax authorities levy and collect taxes in the same manner as other local governments throughout Canada. First Nation tax systems base taxation on a property assessment, use market value assessment methods, use professional assessors, and set rates based on a budget. Procedures for assessment appeals and tax enforcement in First Nation tax systems are also similar to other local governments.

Fiscal Management Act Toolkit [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

Under the framework of the FMA, a First Nation creates its real property taxation system by making two laws: a First Nation Property Taxation Law and a First Nation Property Assessment Law. A First Nation must have both of these laws in place before it can levy and collect property taxes. The property assessment law establishes the property assessment system.

Sample Frameworks under First Nations Fiscal Management Act [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

More Information and Samples of Laws and By-laws.

First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Legislation
Regulations
Standards and Procedures
FNTC Policies
Sample Laws

Indian Act s.83

Legislation
Memorandum Of Understanding
FNTC Policies
Sample By-laws

Home [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

In Canada, over 30% of First Nations have property tax powers and are responding to community needs and providing local services to thousands of property taxpayers. The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is a shared-governance First Nation public institution that supports First Nation taxation under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and under section 83 of the Indian Act.

Webinar: The Role of a Tax Administrator [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

Webinar: The Role of a Tax Administrator
5th Apr 2019 | by: FNTC

In this brief webinar, Instructor Deanna Honeyman reviews the role, responsibilities, relevant processes and available resources to tax administrators. Honeyman has worked with the Tzeachten First Nation, located in the Fraser Valley of B.C., for 10 years, currently serving as its Lands and Property Taxation Manager.

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