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FNTAA – 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation

The First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) is hosting its 23rd Annual National Forum on First Nations Property Taxation on September 29 & 30, 2016 at the Tzeachten Community Centre in Chilliwack, BC.   The conference brings together leading experts […]


Proposed Amendments to the Standards for First Nation Annual Expenditure Laws

Proposed Amendments to the Standards for First Nation Annual Expenditure Laws Standards established by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) reflect best practices in property taxation, and are designed to support First Nation economic growth, First Nation jurisdiction, property tax […]


Payments in lieu of taxation (PILTs): An important step to expanding FMA taxation revenues

In April of this year, an amendment to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) came into force which added “payments in lieu of taxation” (PILTs) to the definition of local revenues under the FMA. This is an important step […]


Saddle Lake Cree Nation: Clearing the path to a stronger future with property taxation

Saddle Lake Cree Nation (SLCN) is a rapidly growing community with a demographic that continues to get younger and a population that is expected to pass 25,000 by 2025. The community is excited about what the future has in store for […]


FMA institutions host presentation at United Nations

The FNTC, along with the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) and the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) hosted a side event presentation on May 12, 2016, as part of the 15th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on […]

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Minister of Finance Morneau seeks views of FMA institutions

On April 27, 2016, Chief Commissioner Jules and the heads of the other FMA institutions were invited to meet with federal Minister of Finance William Morneau in Vancouver, BC. The meeting was called by the minister as part of his […]

In Canada, over 25% 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.

The purpose of the FNTC goes far beyond property tax and local revenues. The FNTC is also about creating the legal, administrative and infrastructural framework necessary for markets to work on First Nation lands, creating a competitive First Nation investment climate, and using economic growth as the catalyst for greater First Nation self-reliance.

The FNTC ensures the First Nations tax system is operating efficiently, is well coordinated, improves economic growth for First Nations, and is responsive to on-reserve taxpayers. We assist First Nations in creating laws and by-laws, as well as provide training and dispute resolution services.

We encourage you to explore the website and learn more about how First Nation property taxation is transforming First Nation economies.

Thanks again for visiting.

C.T. (Manny) Jules, Chief Commissioner, FNTC

Navigating this website

Under About FNTC, you can learn more about the Commission’s mission and mandate, FNTC’s Commissioners, services and working relationships, as well as the organization’s logo and heraldic emblems.

Under Property Taxation, you can learn more about how First Nation property taxation works, the two regulatory frameworks used by First Nations to levy property taxation on reserve (the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and section 83 of the Indian Act), and toolkits that provide First Nations with all the tools and steps needed to implement a property taxation system under the FMA or s.83.

In the News section, you can read FNTC news and announcements, as well as articles about building First Nations economies, expanding First Nations jurisdiction and success stories from First Nations that are experiencing success as a result of property taxation.

In the Resources section, you can access topical guides, information booklets, and FNTC presentations at the First Nations Tax Administrators Association National Forum, as well as a map of First Nations with property tax jurisdiction in Canada, a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, and archives of all previous issues of FNTC’s quarterly newsletter Clearing the Path.

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