Feedback Requested on First Nation Tax Report

For the next 4 weeks, local governments will have an opportunity to provide feedback on a report that explores First Nation taxation, the development of local government service agreements, and related legislative developments.  The report was prepared by Professor Robert Bish and Fiscal Realities Economists, and jointly released for discussion by the First Nations Tax Commission and UBCM.  Member feedback is requested by November 19, 2014.

This report First Nation Property Tax, Services and Economic Development in British Columbia provides information on the evolution of First Nation taxation, the development of local government service agreements, and related legislative developments. Members will also have an opportunity to examine and comment on five suggestions for future action presented by the authors, who hope to build on the positive relationships that currently exist between First Nations and local governments (including UBCM) in British Columbia.

Senior local government staff are invited to comment on the report. The feedback received will be presented at the November UBCM First Nations Committee meeting. Comments may be submitted to UBCM Policy Analyst Bhar Sihota at  (604) 270-8226 x113.

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