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FNTC NEWS2020-07-06T16:17:17-07:00
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Podcast: Indigenous Experience & Pandemics (Pt 1)

This first podcast episode introduces the history of pandemics and their impact on First Nation lives, communities, jurisdictions, and trajectories. First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) Chief Commissioner C.T. Manny Jules discusses this history and his vision for change. Chief Commissioner Jules has dedicated over 40 years of his life to public service in support of First Nations. He is a member of Tkemlups te Secwepemc and served as Chief for over 16 years. He was the driving force behind the FULL STORY

June 24th, 2020|

First Nations Gazette Launches Redesigned Website

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, British Columbia – June 21, 2020 – The First Nations Gazette is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. Today marks the twenty-third anniversary of the First Nations Gazette (FNG). First Nation governments have been pushing forward and gaining access to more jurisdictions and powers. As their jurisdictions and powers grow, so do their responsibilities, including transparency for their members and providing taxpayers with access to the laws and by-laws that affect them. The FNG FULL STORY

June 21st, 2020|

Summary of FNTC COVID-19 Related Measures

In response to the needs of First Nations and taxpayers alike during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the FNTC has been working hard to ensure all First Nations have the flexibility needed to administer their tax systems while rapidly responding to the ongoing pandemic. Effective May 21, 2020, the Commission approved the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response Standards, 2020. These Standards amend several Commission Standards in response to the pandemic. FMA First Nations Facilitating Council Meetings Held by Videoconference or Teleconference The Commission FULL STORY

May 21st, 2020|

Ten First Nation Organizations and Institutions Sign Protocol on Cooperation and Communication

November 7, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia) Today, ten First Nation organizations and institutions gathered in Vancouver to sign a Protocol on Cooperation and Communication. The signatories commit to coordinating their efforts to support capacity development in governance and governance administration in First Nation communities in British Columbia. The protocol voices the pressing need to assist all First Nations in BC in moving beyond the existing fiscal relationship with the Crown and the delivery of delegated programs services. FULL STORY

November 7th, 2019|

An Introduction to FMA Service Tax Laws

Watch as FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin introduces the FMA service tax law. This brief but informative webinar outlines: Service Tax Laws & the FMA The FMA includes a specific First Nation law-making power for the “taxation for the provision of services in respect of reserve lands.” Using this power, first Nations can levy a service tax to pay the costs of providing service – related infrastructure to reserve lands. The First Nation borrows the funds required to build the FULL STORY

September 27th, 2019|

Annual Laws under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act

In this webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin discusses and breaks down annual laws under the FMA. This webinar highlights: Annual Laws and the FMA Every First Nation that is taxing under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) will enact two laws each year: the annual tax rates law and the annual expenditure law. Annual Tax Rates Law The annual tax rates law must be made in compliance with the FMA and the standards for First Nation Annual Tax FULL STORY

September 27th, 2019|
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