First Nation Tax Commission

The mission of the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is to help First Nation governments build and maintain fair and efficient property tax regimes and to ensure those First Nation communities, and their taxpayers alike, receive the maximum benefit from those systems.

It will achieve this mission by working with First Nations and stakeholders to: develop, implement, and enforce an appropriate regulatory framework; identify education needs and develop and offer programs to meet those needs; prevent and resolve disputes; and support economic development on First Nation lands, in part through services to, and coordination with, the two other First Nations fiscal institutions. Through an agreement with the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, the FNTC will provide advice regarding the approval of S.83 by-laws and deliver services to First Nations exercising property tax jurisdiction under S.83 of the Indian Act.

The FNTC is offering webinars in support of First Nations to manage their taxation and revenues during the Covid-19 Pandemic.