Workshop

BC Workshop: Expanding FMA Tax Systems to Support a Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship

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Expanding FMA Tax Systems to Support a Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship
Feb 15th, 2018 - Vancouver, BC

The workshop presented by the Tulo Centre and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on expanding FMA tax systems to support a jurisdiction based fiscal relationship. It will discuss how the fiscal relationship impacts the independence of First Nation jurisdictions. Key topics covered include:

  • History of First Nation fiscal relationship
  • Problems with the current First Nation fiscal relationship
  • Proposals to improve the fiscal relationship
  • Opportunities to expand First Nation tax jurisdiction
    • FMA tax options
    • Resource taxes
    • Cannabis and Tobacco taxes
    • FNGST
  • A Jurisdiction Based Fiscal Relationship Proposal
  • Requirement and opportunities for a new fiscal relationship

This workshop is designed for First Nations and others interested in expanding their tax jurisdictions and working towards a jurisdiction based fiscal relationship. It may also be of interested to those participating in the AFN and INAC discussions about a new fiscal relationship.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lindsay Risling
lrisling@fntc.ca
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682

Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Mik'maq and Maliseet Nations

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Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Mik'maq and Maliseet Nations
Jan 25th, 2018 - Halifax, NS

This workshop presented by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics focuses on implementing First Nation Fiscal Management Act (FMA) taxation systems in Mik’maq and Maliseet Nations. The following topics will be covered:

  • Property Tax Jurisdictions
  • First Nations Fiscal Management Act
  • Sales Tax
  • FNGST
  • Cannabis Tax
  • Tobacco Tax
  • Aboriginal Resource Tax
  • Taxation and New Fiscal Relationships.

This workshop is designed for First Nations currently taxing or interested in taxing in Mik’maq and Maliseet Nations. It will be an opportunity to discuss strategies to overcome challenges to implement tax jurisdiction, ensure the new fiscal relationship meets the requirements of First Nations and learn of new tax jurisdiction opportunities.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lindsay Risling
lrisling@fntc.ca
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682

Workshop: Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Ontario

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Implementing FMA Taxation Systems in Ontario
Aug 10, 2017 - Toronto ON

This workshop presented by the Tulo Centre and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on implementing First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) taxation systems in Ontario. The following topics will be covered:

  • The History of First Nation Tax Jurisdiction in Ontario
  • The Benefits of Implementing First Nation Tax Jurisdiction
  • The Challenges associated with First Nation Tax Jurisdiction
  • Assessment Services for Ontario First Nations
  • Transitioning from fees for service to tax jurisdiction
  • Support and Capacity Development opportunities
  • Other Taxation Issues – FNGST and Tobacco Tax Jurisdiction

This workshop is designed for First Nations who are interested in establishing tax jurisdictions, have cottages leases on their lands, have commercial leases or casinos, currently charge fees for services or are interested in other opportunities for First Nation tax jurisdiction.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lindsay Risling
lrisling@fntc.ca
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682

 

AB Workshop: Increasing Wealth & Revenues through First Nation Tax Jurisdiction in Alberta

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Increasing Wealth and Revenues through First Nation Tax Jurisdiction
Nov 2, 2017 - Edmonton AB

This workshop presented by the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics and the First Nations Tax Commission focuses on implementing taxation systems in Alberta. The following topics will be covered:

  • History of Alberta First Nation Tax Jurisdiction: The Home of Modern First Nation Taxation
  • The Benefits of Exercising Tax Jurisdiction
  • Utilizing First Nations Fiscal Management Act fiscal powers in Alberta
  • The Potential of Resource Taxation in Alberta.

First Nations in Alberta have great potential to increase community wealth and revenues by using their tax jurisdiction over commercial developments, utilities, and agriculture. Developed by the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics, this workshop will focus on how to implement these tax jurisdictions and also how to utilize these jurisdictions to finance more infrastructure, negotiate better service agreements, add lands to First Nation jurisdiction more quickly, negotiate payments in lieu of taxation and support economic development. This workshop is available to interested First Nations in Alberta wishing to implement tax jurisdiction, undertake economic development and/or expand their current jurisdiction. It is relevant to Alberta First Nations with existing or proposed hotels, resource, commercial, residential, or agricultural development on their lands. It is applicable to those Alberta First Nations adding lands to their jurisdiction, negotiating service agreements, building economic infrastructure, planning economic development projects and exploring ways to generate more benefits from resource development. The workshop will use practical examples from communities in Alberta and provide tools, examples and skills to participants to advance their community’s interests.

Limited travel assistance available.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lindsay Risling
lrisling@fntc.ca
250-828-9857 or toll-free 1-855-682-3682

Register for Ontario Workshop: Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA

TULO CENTRE Workshop
Restoring First Nation Tax Jurisdiction through the FMA
March 2, 2017 - Rama, Ontario

This workshop is intended for Ontario First Nations that have cottage lessees and are interested in switching from service fees to taxation. Register for this workshop to learn how to assert property tax jurisdiction, collect more revenues and improve enforcement powers.

Topics at this workshop include the history of taxation in Ontario, the rationale for First Nation tax jurisdiction, maximizing benefits from participating in the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, transitioning from service fees to taxation and communicating the transition to lessees. 

Limited Travel Assistance is available. 

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Open for Registration: TLE and ATR Workshop in Saskatoon

Workshop: Maximizing the Community Benefits from TLEs and ATRs

Research from the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board suggests First Nations are losing millions in Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) fiscal benefits. This workshop will provide strategies for TLE First Nations to recover these lost fiscal benefits through the full use of FMA tax powers and improved service agreements. The First Nations Tax Commission has partnered with the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics to develop the materials for this workshop. Any community interested in maximizing TLE benefits should attend. Registered participants may be eligible to receive some travel support.