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CLEARING THE PATH: Advancing First Nation FMA Cannabis Fiscal and Regulatory Proposal [First Nations Tax Commission, FNTC]

Publisher: 
First Nations Tax Commission
Year of publication: 
2019

VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 03 | WINTER 2019 A First Nations Tax Commission Quarterly Publication

IN THIS ISSUE

•A First Nation FMA Cannabis Fiscal and Regulatory Proposal
• Understanding Assessment on First Nation Lands
• Welcome New Chief Operating Officer
• FMA Amendments
• Update from BC Assessment: Two Important changes to Vancouver Island First Nations Assessment for 2019
• Best Wishes to Ken Scopick on His Retirement

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.

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.

Highlighting Successful Atlantic Indigenous Businesses [Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program, AAEDIRP]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Year of publication: 
2019

Research conducted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business shows that Indigenous small business owners across Canada are growing in numbers and experiencing wide-spread success in terms of profitability and growth and in ways that go beyond the bottom-line. Nationally, the number of Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs is growing at five times the rate of self-employed Canadians overall.

A Guide to Community Tourism Planning in Nova Scotia [Tourism Nova Scotia]

Publisher: 
The Economic Planning Group of Canada
Year of publication: 
2017

The guide talks about the ‘do it yourself’ approach to preparing a community tourism plan so it is
useful for communities having limited budgets with which to retain outside assistance. However,
doing it yourself requires a substantial commitment of time and resources and may not be realistic.

A Guide to Starting and Operating a Campground Business in Nova Scotia [THE ECONOMIC PLANNING GROUP of Canada, EPG Canada]

Publisher: 
THE ECONOMIC PLANNING GROUP of Canada
Year of publication: 
2005

Each manual provides information and advice on a variety of topics which will be important in
understanding the requirements for success, in assessing opportunities, in planning and
development and in starting operations. In this manual, the following topics will be covered

C The market for campgrounds in Nova Scotia;
C Requirements for success;
C Preparing a business concept and strategic plan;
C Feasibility analysis;

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