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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.

First Nations Finance Authority Information Booklet [First Nations Finance Authority, FNFA]

Publisher: 
First Nations Finance Authority
Year of publication: 
2019

This brochure describes what FNFA can do for your First Nation. To learn more about how the FNFA
works, how you can become a borrowing member.

About the FNFA [First Nations Finance Authority, FNFA]

Publisher: 
First Nations Finance Authority
Year of publication: 
2019

The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) is a statutory not-for-profit organization without share capital, operating under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, 2005. The FNFA’s purposes are to provide First Nations governments investment options and capital planning advice and—perhaps most importantly, access to long-term loans with preferable interest rates. The FNFA is not an agent of Her Majesty or a Crown corporation and is governed solely by the First Nations communities that join as Borrowing Members.

Webinar on the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA) [Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, INAC]

Publisher: 
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Year of publication: 
2014

This act requires First Nations to prepare annual audited consolidated financial statements and schedules of remuneration and expenses paid to Chief and Council. Again this is not a new requirement, it's something that is part of the funding agreements that First Nations have with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. This particular Act, is intended to provide the transparency between First Nations Citizens and their leaders and to shift the accountability bargain from First Nations to the Government of Canada more to First Nations being accountable to the people they serve.

Beyond Transfers: A New Fiscal Relationship [Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2018

The following videos are part of the #BeyondTransfers series and debuted at the 2018 National Meeting.

“Fiscal power allows us to do what works for us.” -Tulo Centre Chair, Chief Michael LeBourdais.

Fiscal power provides decision making power, financial security and autonomy as a government and community. When a community has fiscal power, they can contribute towards service jurisdictions such as education, health, land management and other local services. It’s the foundation of the jurisdiction based fiscal relationship.

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.

Open Textbook: Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate [Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics]

Publisher: 
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Year of publication: 
2014

It is an open text book in two ways. First, anyone can use it as a resource on how to create the administrative, fiscal and legal framework to support markets on First Nations and in some cases tribal lands. Our purpose is to help tribes and First Nations fill these gaps preventing us from participating in the economy. Our purpose is to provide the knowledge and skills to develop our laws, establish our property rights, generate independent revenues to build infrastructure and lower the costs of doing business on our lands.

Information Technology [First Nations Financial Management Board, FNFMB]

Publisher: 
First Nations Financial Management Board
Year of publication: 
2019

To make sure that access to the First Nation’s information is managed, Council must create a policy for information systems used by the First Nation that follow the rules and standards below:

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