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First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Version of section 29 from 2006-04-01 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Mandate

 The purposes of the Commission are to

  • (a) ensure the integrity of the system of first nations real property taxation and promote a common approach to first nations real property taxation nationwide, having regard to variations in provincial real property taxation systems;

  • (b) ensure that the real property taxation systems of first nations reconcile the interests of taxpayers with the responsibilities of chiefs and councils to govern the affairs of first nations;

  • (c) prevent, or provide for the timely resolution of, disputes in relation to the application of local revenue laws;

  • (d) assist first nations in the exercise of their jurisdiction over real property taxation on reserve lands and build capacity in first nations to administer their taxation systems;

  • (e) develop training programs for first nation real property tax administrators;

  • (f) assist first nations to achieve sustainable economic development through the generation of stable local revenues;

  • (g) promote a transparent first nations real property taxation regime that provides certainty to taxpayers;

  • (h) promote understanding of the real property taxation systems of first nations; and

  • (i) provide advice to the Minister regarding future development of the framework within which local revenue laws are made.

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