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S.c. 2003, c. 15, s. 67

Assented to 2003-06-19

An Act respecting first nations goods and services tax

(Enacted by section 67 of chapter 15 of the Statutes of Canada, 2003, in force on assent June 19, 2003.)


Contents

Short Title

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act.


Interpretation

Definitions

2. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Act.

“administration agreement”

« accord d’application »

“administration agreement”, in Part 1, means an agreement referred to in subsection 5(2) and, in Part 2, means an agreement referred to in section 22.

“authorized body”

« organe autorisé »

“authorized body”, of a first nation, means the body of the first nation that has the authority to enter into an administration agreement.

“band”

« bande »

“band” has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

“governing body”

« corps dirigeant »

“governing body” means the body of a first nation that is identified opposite the name of the first nation listed in Schedule 1.

“imported taxable supply”

« fourniture taxable importée »

“imported taxable supply” has the meaning assigned by section 217 of the Excise Tax Act.

“input tax credit”

« crédit de taxe sur les intrants »

“input tax credit” has the same meaning as in Part IX of the Excise Tax Act.

“lands”

« terres »

“lands”, of a first nation, means the lands that are described opposite the name of the first nation listed in Schedule 1.

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Finance.

“net tax”

« taxe nette »

“net tax” has the same meaning as in Part IX of the Excise Tax Act.

“Part IX of the Excise Tax Act”

class="Marginal« partie IX de la Loi sur la taxe d’accise »

“Part IX of the Excise Tax Act” includes Schedules V to X to that Act.

“reserve”

« réserve »

“reserve” has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

Expressions defined in s. 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act

(2) Unless a contrary intention appears, words and expressions used in Part 1 have the meanings assigned by subsection 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act.

Mobile home or floating home

(3) A mobile home or floating home is deemed to be tangible personal property for the purposes of applying the provisions of Part 1 and any first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), in respect of the bringing of tangible personal property onto the lands of a first nation.

Application of deeming rules

(4) If a provision of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act deems certain circumstances or facts to exist, those circumstances or facts are deemed to exist for the purposes of determining the matters in respect of which a first nation may enact a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1).

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “2”; 2005, c. 19, s. 3.

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Part 1. First Nations Goods And Services Tax Act

Application of other Acts of Parliament

Section 87 of Indian Act and similar provisions

3. (1) The obligation to pay tax or any other amount that is required to be paid under a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), applies despite the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act and of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section.

Section 89 of the Indian Act

(1.1) A first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), or an obligation to pay an amount that arises from the application of section 14, may be administered and enforced by Her Majesty in right of Canada or by an agent of the first nation despite section 89 of the Indian Act.

Subsection 4(1) applies despite any other Act of Parliament

(2) The governing body of a first nation listed in Schedule 1 may enact a law under subsection 4(1) that imposes a tax despite any other Act of Parliament that limits the authority of the first nation to enact a law that imposes a tax.

Binding on Her Majesty

(3) If a provision of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, that provision, to the extent that it applies for the purposes of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), and any provision of the first nation law that corresponds to that provision of that Part, are so binding for the purposes of that law.

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “3”; 2005, c. 19, s. 5.

Previous Version

First Nation Goods and Services Tax Law

Authority to impose tax

4. (1) Subject to this section, the governing body of a first nation that is listed in Schedule 1 and that is a band or has the power to enact laws that has been recognized or granted under any other Act of Parliament or under an agreement that has been given effect by any other Act of Parliament may enact a law that imposes

(a) a tax in respect of a taxable supply made on the lands of the first nation;

(b) a tax in respect of the bringing of tangible personal property onto the lands of the first nation from a place in Canada; and

(c) a tax in respect of an imported taxable supply made on the lands of the first nation.

Supply made on lands

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a supply, other than an imported taxable supply, is made on the lands of a first nation only if at least one of the following conditions is met:

(a) if the lands of the first nation were a participating province, a provision of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act would deem the supply to be made in that participating province if

(i) the lands of every other first nation in respect of which a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), is in force at the time the supply is made were each a separate participating province, and

(ii) the participating provinces listed in Schedule VIII to the Excise Tax Act were non-participating provinces; or

(b) tax under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act is not payable in respect of the supply and such tax would, without section 13, be payable but for the connection of the supply with those lands and the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act or of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section.

Supply of specified motor vehicle on lands

(3) Despite subsection (2), for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), a supply of a specified motor vehicle by way of lease, licence or similar arrangement under an agreement under which continuous possession or use of the vehicle is provided for a period of more than three months is made on the lands of a first nation only if

(a) in the case of a recipient who is an individual, the recipient ordinarily resides on those lands at the time the supply is made; and

(b) in the case of a recipient who is not an individual, the ordinary location of the vehicle, determined for the purposes of Schedule IX to the Excise Tax Act at the time the supply is made, is on those lands.

Imported taxable supply made on lands

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), an imported taxable supply is made on the lands of a first nation only if at least one of the following conditions is met:

(a) tax would be payable in respect of the imported taxable supply under subsection 218.1(1) of the Excise Tax Act if

(i) the lands of the first nation were the particular participating province referred to in that subsection,

(ii) he lands of every other first nation in respect of which a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), is in force at the time the supply is made were each a separate participating province,

(iii) the participating provinces listed in Schedule VIII to the Excise Tax Act were non-participating provinces, and

(iv) the recipient of the supply were not a selected listed financial institution; or

(b) tax under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act is not payable in respect of the imported taxable supply and such tax would, without section 13, be payable but for the connection of the supply with those lands and the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act or of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section.

Bringing of property onto lands

(5) Subject to subsection (6), a tax in respect of the bringing of property onto the lands of a first nation by a person shall be imposed under a law of the first nation enacted under subsection (1) only if the property was last supplied to the person by way of sale at a time when an administration agreement was in effect in respect of that law and tax would have been payable under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the supply otherwise than at the rate of zero but for the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act or of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section.

Exception

(6) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a tax in respect of the bringing of property onto the lands of a first nation by a person shall not be imposed if

(a) tax became payable by the person in respect of the property under any first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), or section 212 of the Excise Tax Act before the property is brought onto the lands of the first nation; or

(b) tax would not be payable under subsection 220.05(1) of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the bringing of the property onto the lands of the first nation if

(i) the lands of the first nation were the particular participating province referred to in that subsection,

(ii) the lands of every other first nation in respect of which a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), is in force at the time the property is brought onto the lands of the first nation were each a separate participating province,

(iii) the participating provinces listed in Schedule VIII to the Excise Tax Act were non-participating provinces, and

(iv) paragraphs 220.05(3)(a) and (b) of the Excise Tax Act, section 18 of Part I of Schedule X to that Act, the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act and any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section did not apply in respect of the bringing of the property onto the lands of the first nation.

Carriers

(7) For the purposes of thisart, if a particular person brings property onto the lands of a first nation on behalf of another person, the other person, and not the particular person, is deemed to have brought the property onto those lands.

Amount of tax — bringing of property onto lands

(8) For the purposes of subsection (1), the amount of tax that may be imposed under the law of a first nation in respect of the bringing of property onto the lands of the first nation by a person is equal to the amount determined by the formula

A × B

where

A�is the rate of tax set out in subsection 165(1) of the Excise Tax Act, andB�is(a) if the person last acquired the property by way of a sale under which the property was delivered to the person within thirty days before the day on which it is brought onto the lands of the first nation, the value of the consideration on which tax under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the sale would have been calculated but for the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act or of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section, and

(b) in any other case, the lesser of

(i) the fair market value of the property at the time the property is brought onto the lands of the first nation, and

(ii) the value of the consideration referred to in paragraph (a).

Reporting and payment of tax

(9) Tax that is imposed under a law of a first nation enacted under subsection (1) in respect of the bringing of property onto the lands of the first nation shall become payable by the person who brings it onto the lands at the time it is brought onto the lands and

(a) if the person is a registrant who acquired the property for consumption, use or supply primarily in the course of commercial activities of the person, the person shall, on or before the day on or before which the person’s return in respect of net tax is required to be filed under the law of the first nation for the reporting period in which the tax became payable, pay the tax to the Receiver General and report the tax in that return; and

(b) in any other case, the person shall, on or before the last day of the month following the calendar month in which the tax became payable, pay the tax to the Receiver General and file with the Minister of National Revenue in the manner authorized by that Minister a return in respect of the tax in the form authorized by and containing information specified by that Minister.

Amount of tax — supply made on lands

(10) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a) and (c), the amount of tax that may be imposed under the law of a first nation in respect of a supply is equal to the amount of tax that would be imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act in respect of that supply if

(a) the Excise Tax Act applied and the law of the first nation, the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act and any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliamnt that is similar to the exemption under that section did not apply in respect of that supply;

(b) the amount were determined without reference to subparagraph (v) of the description of A or subparagraph (vi) of the description of J in the definition “basic tax content” in subsection 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act; and

(c) no amount of tax under subsection 165(2), 212.1(2) or 218.1(1) or Division IV.1 of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act were included in determining that amount.

Administration and enforcement

(11) A law enacted under subsection (1) by the governing body of a first nation shall be administered and enforced, and the tax imposed under that law shall be collected, in accordance with an administration agreement entered into under subsection 11(2) by the authorized body of the first nation.

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “4”; 2005, c. 19, s. 6.

Previous VersionTax attributable to a first nation

5. (1) An administration agreement in respect of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), of a particular first nation shall provide for payments by the Government of Canada to the particular first nation in respect of that law based on an estimate for each calendar year of the total (in this section referred to as “tax attributable to the first nation”) of

(a) the amount by which

(i) the total of all amounts each of which is an amount of tax (other than tax payable by a listed financial institution) that, while that first nation law was in force, became payable in the year under a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), or Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (other than subsections 165(2), 212.1(2) and 218.1(1) and Division IV.1) and that is attributable to property or a service that is for consumption or use on the lands of the particular first nation

exceeds

(ii) the total of all amounts each of which is included in the total determined under subparagraph (i) and

(A) is included in determining an input tax credit or in determining a deduction that may be claimed in determining the net tax of a person,

(B) can reasonably be regarded as an amount that a person is or was entitled to recover by way of a rebate or refund or otherwise under a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), or under any Act of Parliament, or

(C) is an amount of tax in respect of a supply to a person who is, under any Act of Parliament or any other law, exempt from paying the tax, and

(b) the total of all amounts each of which is determined in respect of a listed financial institution by the formula

A × B

where

A�is the excess that would be determined under paragraph (a) in respect of the financial institution if subparagraph (a)(i) were read without reference to the words “that is for consumption or use on the lands of the particular first nation” and that subparagraph included amounts of tax payable by the financial institution but did not include amounts of tax payable by any other person, andB�is the percentage that would be determined, for the purpose of the description of C in the formula in subsection 225.2(2) of the Excise Tax Act, as the financial institution’s percentage for the particular first nation for the last taxation year of the financial institution ending in that calendar year (or, if the financial institution does not have a taxation year ending in that calendar year, for the period that would be that last taxation year if the taxation year of the financial institution that is partly included in that calendar year ended at the end of that calendar year) if the financial institution were a selected listed financial institution and the lands of the particular first nation were a participating province.Administration agreement

(2) The Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an agreement in respect of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), of a first nation with the authorized body of the first nation and, among other things, the agreement shall provide

(a) the method for estiating, in accordance with the formulae, rules, conditions and data sources specified in the agreement, the tax attributable to the first nation;

(b) for the sharing, if any, between the first nation and the Government of Canada of the tax attributable to the first nation;

(c) for the retention by the Government of Canada, as its property, of

(i) the portion, if any, of the total tax imposed by the first nation under the first nation law that is not tax attributable to the first nation, and

(ii) the Government of Canada’s share, if any, under paragraph (b) of the tax attributable to the first nation;

(d) for the payments, and for the eligibility for payments, by the Government of Canada to the first nation in respect of the tax attributable to the first nation out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to which the first nation is entitled under the agreement, the time when and the manner in which such payments will be made, and the remittance by the first nation to the Government of Canada of any overpayments or advances by the Government of Canada or the right of the Government of Canada to set off any overpayments or advances against amounts payable by the Government of Canada to the first nation under the agreement;

(e) for the administration and enforcement of the first nation law by the Government of Canada and for the collection, by the Government of Canada, of amounts imposed under that law;

(f) for the provision by the Government of Canada to the first nation of information acquired in the administration and enforcement of the first nation law or, subject to section 295 of the Excise Tax Act, Part IX of that Act and for the provision by the first nation to the Government of Canada of information acquired in the administration and enforcement of the first nation law;

(g) for the accounting for amounts collected in accordance with the agreement;

(h) for the payment by the Government of Canada and its agents and subservient bodies of amounts imposed under the first nation law or any other first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), and for the payment by the first nation and its agents and subservient bodies of amounts imposed under that law, any other first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), or Part IX of the Excise Tax Act;

(i) for the accounting for the payments referred to in paragraph (h);

(j) for the compliance by the Government of Canada and its agents and subservient bodies with the first nation law and any other first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), and for the compliance by the first nation and its agents and subservient bodies with that law, any other first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act; and

(k) for other matters that relate to, and that are considered advisable for the purposes of implementing or administering, the first nation law.

Amending agreements

(3) The Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an agreement with the authorized body of a first nation amending or varying an administration agreement with the first nation or an agreement under this subsection.

Payments to first nation

(4) If the Minister, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has entered into an administration agreement with the authorized body of a first ntion, the Minister may pay to the first nation out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund

(a) amounts determined in accordance with the agreement as provided, and at such times as are specified, in the agreement; and

(b) in accordance with the agreement, advances in respect of the amounts referred to in paragraph (a).

Payments to other persons

(5) Subject to subsection (6), if an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), payments may be made to a person out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of any amount that is payable to the person under that law in accordance with the agreement.

Recoverable advance out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

(6) If no amount is held on behalf of a first nation from which payment under subsection (5) may be made in accordance with an administration agreement, or the amount of the payment exceeds the amount so held, payment under subsection (5) may be made as a recoverable advance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund if the repayment of the amount or excess by the first nation is provided for in the agreement.

Statutory authority to make payments

6. Despite any other Act of Parliament, the payments made under an administration agreement under the authority of subsection 5(4), (5) or (6) may be made without any other or further appropriation or authority.

Coming into force — law under subsection 4(1)

7. (1) A law enacted under subsection 4(1) may come into force only on or after the later of the day on which a copy of the law is received by the Minister and the day on which an administration agreement in respect of that law comes into effect.

Law deemed not in force

(2) A law enacted under subsection 4(1) is deemed to not be in force at a particular time unless an administration agreement in respect of that law is in effect at that time.

Not subject to Statutory Instruments Act

(3) A law enacted under subsection 4(1) is not subject to the Statutory Instruments Act.

Proof of law

8. A copy of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), enacted by the governing body of a first nation is, if it is certified to be a true copy, evidence that the law was duly enacted by the governing body and, in the case of a law enacted under subsection 4(1), was received by the Minister, without proof of the signature or official character of the person certifying it to be a true copy if that person is

(a) in the case of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1), the Minister or a person authorized by the Minister; and

(b) in the case of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 12(1), a person authorized by the governing body.

Law of a band

9. (1) A law enacted under subsection 4(1) by the governing body of a band is valid only if the power of the governing body to enact the law is exercised in conformity with paragraph 2(3)(b) of the Indian Act and no such law is invalid by reason of any defect in form.

Expenditures

(2) The power of the governing body of a band to expend moneys paid by the Government of Canada pursuant to an administration agreement in respect of a law enacted under subsection 4(1) by the governing body is validly exercised only if the power is exercised in conformity with paragraph 2(3)(b) of the Indian Act.

Publication of law

(3) The governing body of a band shall, on demand, provide a copy of any law enacted under subsection 4(1) by that governing body and shall publish a copy of every such law in a newspaper that has general circulation in the place where the law applies and in the First Nations Gazette, but no such law shall be invalid by reason of a failure to publish it.

Indian moneys

(4) Moneys raised pursuant to a tax imposed under a law of a first nation enacted under subsection 4(1) are not Indian moneys within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

First nation — provisions of other Acts of Parliament

10. (1) Subject to subsection (2), if any other Act of Parliament or an agreement that has been given effect by any other Act of Parliament recognizes or grants a power of a first nation, other than a band, to enact a law and that Act or agreement contains provisions relating to such matters as the expenditure of moneys raised under a law of the first nation relating to taxation, the style, form or registration of such a law or the procedure for enacting, publishing and providing copies of such a law, the provisions of that Act or agreement apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, for the purposes of a law of the first nation that is enacted under subsection 4(1).

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that provisions relating to the matters referred to in that subsection are contained in a law of a first nation that is enacted under a power recognized or granted under any other Act of Parliament or under a power recognized or granted under an agreement that has been given effect by any other Act of Parliament.

Meaning of “first nation law”

11. (1) In this section, “first nation law” means a law enacted under subsection 4(1).

Administration agreement

(2) The authorized body of a first nation may enter into an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law enacted by the governing body of the first nation.

Rules where agreement

(3) If the authorized body of a first nation and the Minister have entered into an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law,

(a) every provision of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (other than a provision that creates a criminal offence) applies, with any modifications that the circumstances require, for the purposes of the first nation law as if tax referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (c) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 165(1) and section 218 of the Excise Tax Act respectively and, subject to subsection 4(9), as if tax referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 220.05(1) of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the bringing of property into a participating province, but the first nation law shall not thereby be construed as imposing a tax except as provided in section 4;

(b) the first nation law applies as if tax imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act were imposed under the first nation law and as if the provisions of that Part (other than a provision that creates a criminal offence) relating to that tax were included in the first nation law, but the first nation law shall not thereby be construed as imposing a tax except as provided in section 4;

(c) Part IX of the Excise Tax Act applies, other than for the purposes of paragraph (a), as if tax imposed under the first nation law were imposed under that Part and as if the provisions of the first nation law relating to that tax were included in that Part, but that Part shall not thereby be construed as imposing a tax except as provided in that Part;

(d) all Acts of Parliament, other than this Act and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, apply as if tax referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (c) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 165(1) and section 218 of the Excise Tax Act respectively and, subject to subsection 4(9), as if tax referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 220.05(1) of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the bringing of property into a participating province; and

(e) for greater certainty,

(i) a person who does anything to satisfy a requirement of the first nation law that would satisfy a corresponding requirement of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act if the tax imposed under the first nation law were imposed under that Part is deemed to have satisfied the requirement of the first nation law,

(ii) a person who does anything to exercise an authority, right or privilege under th first nation law that would be a valid exercise of a corresponding authority, right or privilege under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act if the tax imposed under the first nation law were imposed under that Part is deemed to have validly exercised the authority, right or privilege under the first nation law,

(iii) a person who does anything to satisfy a requirement or exercise an authority, right or privilege under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act is deemed to have done that thing for the purposes of both that Part and the first nation law,

(iv) a person who does anything to satisfy a requirement or exercise an authority, right or privilege under the first nation law is deemed to have done that thing for the purposes of both that law and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act,

(v) a person who is a registrant for the purposes of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act is a registrant for the purposes of both that Part and the first nation law,

(vi) a person who is a registrant for the purposes of the first nation law is a registrant for the purposes of both that law and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act,

(vii) if a proceeding may be taken under any other Act of Parliament in respect of the tax imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, that proceeding may be taken in respect of the tax imposed under the first nation law, and

(viii) nothing in this Part shall be construed as conferring on a governing body the power to make an enactment in respect of criminal law.

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “11”; 2005, c. 19, s. 7.

Previous Version

First Nation Law Enacted Under Separate Power

Meaning of “first nation law”

12. (1) In this section, “first nation law” means a law enacted by the governing body of a first nation listed in Schedule 1 under a power recognized or granted under any other Act of Parliament or an agreement that has been given effect by any other Act of Parliament, if that law and its application are consistent with subsections 4(1) to (10), paragraphs 11(3)(a) and (b) and subparagraphs 11(3)(e)(i) to (iii), (v) and (viii).

Rules where agreement

(2) If the authorized body of a first nation and the Minister have entered into an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law,

(a) Part IX of the Excise Tax Act applies as if tax imposed under the first nation law were imposed under that Part and as if the provisions of the first nation law relating to that tax were included in that Part, but that Part shall not thereby be construed as imposing a tax except as provided in that Part;

(b) all Acts of Parliament, other than this Act and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, apply as if tax referred to in each of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (c) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 165(1) and section 218 of the Excise Tax Act respectively and, subject to subsection 4(9), as if tax referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) imposed under the first nation law were imposed under subsection 220.05(1) of the Excise Tax Act in respect of the bringing of property into a participating province; and

(c) for greater certainty,

(i) a person who does anything to satisfy a requirement or exercise an authority, right or privilege under the first nation law is deemed to have done that thing for the purposes of both that law and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act,

(ii) a person who is a registrant for the purposes of the first nation law is a registrant for the purposes of both that law and Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, and

(iii) if a proceeding may be taken under any other Act of Parliament in respect of the tax imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, that proceeding may be taken in respect of the tax imposed under the first nation law.

Cessation of agreement

(3) If an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law ceases to have effect at any time, this Part applies after that time in respect of the first nation law as if the first nation law had been repealed at that time.

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “12”; 2005, c. 19, s. 8.

Previous Version

Administration Agreement and Part IX of Excise Tax Act

Tax not payable

13. If an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), is in effect, no tax (other than tax imposed under subsection 165(2), 212.1(2) or 218.1(1) or Division IV.1 of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act) is payable or deemed to have been paid or collected under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act in respect of a supply to the extent that tax is payable or deemed to have been paid or collected, as the case may be, in respect of the supply under the first nation law.


Offences

Offences

14. When an administration agreement in respect of a first nation law, as defined in subsection 11(1) or 12(1), is in effect and a person commits an act or omission in respect of that law that would be an offence under a provision of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act or regulations made under that Part if the act or omission were committed in relation to that Part or those regulations,

(a) subject to paragraph (b), the person is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction;

(b) the Attorney General of Canada may elect to prosecute the person by indictment if an offence under that provision may be prosecuted by indictment; and

(c) the person is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for in that provision.


General

Amendment of Schedule 1

15. The Governor in Council may, by order, amend Schedule 1 by adding, deleting or varying the name of any first nation or of the governing body of any first nation or the description of the lands of any first nation.

2003, c. 15, s. 67 “15”; 2005, c. 19, s. 9.

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16. (1) If an administration agreement entered into by the authorized body of a first nation is in effect, the Minister of National Revenue may, for the purposes of that agreement, require any person having a place of business, or maintaining assets of a business, on the lands of the first nation to make a report respecting supplies relating to that business made by the person or property or services acquired or imported for consumption, use or supply in connection with those lands and that business.

Form and manner of filing

(2) A report under subsection (1) shall be filed with the Minister of National Revenue in the manner and form authorized by that Minister and at the time and containing information specified by that Minister.


PART 2. FIRST NATIONS SALES TAX — SPECIFIED PROVINCES

Interpretation

Definitions

17. The following definitions apply in this Part and in Schedule 2.

“band law”

« texte législatif de bande »

“band law” means a law enacted by a council of the band under section 23.

“council of the band”

« conseil de bande »

“council of the band” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

“direct”

« directe »

“direct” has the same meaning, for the purpose of distinguishing between a direct and an indirect tax, as in class 2 of section 92 of the Constitution Act, 1867.

“parallel provincial law”

« loi provinciale parallèle »

“parallel provincial law”, in respect of a band law, means the enactment of the specified province listed in Schedule 2 opposite the name of the council of the band that enacted the band law, or those provisions of an enactment of that province, to which the band law is similar.

“parallel Quebec law”(Repealed, 2006, c. 4, s. 92)

“reserves in Quebec”(Repealed, 2006, c. 4, s. 92)

“sales tax”

« taxe de vente »

“sales tax” means any tax of general application payable on a value, price or quantity basis by a person in respect of the sale, rental, supply, consumption or use of a property or service.

“specified province”

« province visée »

“specified province” means a province that is listed in Schedule 2.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 92.

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Application of Other Acts

Section 87 of the Indian Act and similar provisions

18. (1) The obligation to pay tax or any other amount that is required to be paid under a band law applies despite the application of the exemption under section 87 of the Indian Act and of any other exemption from taxation under any other Act of Parliament that is similar to the exemption under that section.

Section 89 of the Indian Act

(2) A band law may be administered and enforced by an agent of the band despite section 89 of the Indian Act.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Not subject to Statutory Instruments Act

19. A band law is not subject to the Statutory Instruments Act.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Application of section 23

20. A council of the band may enact a band law despite any other Act of Parliament that limits the authority of the council of the band to enact a law that imposes a tax.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Application of other Acts

21. If a law of a specified province provides that one or more laws of the specified province apply as if the tax imposed under a band law were imposed under a particular law of the specified province, all Acts of Parliament, other than this Act, apply as if the tax imposed under the band law were imposed under that particular law of the specified province.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 93.

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Administration Agreement

Authority to enter into agreement

22. A council of the band may, on behalf of the band, enter into an administration agreement with the government of the specified province listed opposite the name of that council in Schedule 2 in respect of a band law enacted by that council.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 93.

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Delegation

Authority to impose a direct sales tax

23. (1) A council of the band that is listed in Schedule 2 may enact a law that imposes a direct sales tax, and any other amount that may be required to be paid in relation to the imposition of that direct sales tax, within its reserves that are situated in the specified province listed opposite the name of that council in that Schedule and that are listed in that Schedule opposite the name of the council.

Parallel provincial law

(2) A law may not be enacted under subsection (1) unless the law has only one parallel provincial law that is expressly identified in that law.

Force of law

(3) A law enacted under subsection (1) does not have the force of law unless

(a) an administration agreement in respect of the law is in effect;

(b) that administration agreement is between the council of the band and the government of the specified province listed opposite the name of that council in Schedule 2;

(c) the law is administered and enforced, and the direct sales tax imposed under that law is collected, in accordance with that administration agreement;

(d) the name of the band, the name of the council of the band, the name, or description, of the reserves of the band within which the law applies and the name of the specified province in which the reserves are situated are listed opposite one another in Schedule 2; and

(e) its parallel provincial law is in force.

Conformity with Indian Act

(4) A law enacted under subsection (1) is valid only if the power of the council of the band to enact the law is exercised in conformity with paragraph 2(3)(b) of the Indian Act and no such law is invalid by reason of any defect in form.

Criminal law exclusion

(5) Nothing in this Part shall be construed as conferring on a council of the band the power to make an enactment in respect of criminal law.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 94.

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24. Subject to subsection 23(3), a band law comes into force on the date specified in the administration agreement entered into under section 22 in respect of that law.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 95.

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25. A copy of a band law is, if it is certified to be a true copy by the Minister or a person authorized by the Minister, evidence that the law was duly enacted by the council of the band without proof of the signature or official character of the Minister or the person authorized by the Minister.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Publication of law

26. A council of the band shall on demand provide a copy of any band law enacted by that council and shall publish a copy of every such law in a newspaper that has general circulation in the place where the law applies and in the First Nations Gazette, but no such law shall be invalid by reason of a failure to publish it.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Expenditures

27. The power of a council of the band to expend moneys received by the council under an administration agreement is validly exercised only if the power is exercised in conformity with paragraph 2(3)(b) of the Indian Act.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.

Indian moneys

28. Moneys raised under a band law are not Indian moneys within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act.

2005, c. 19, s. 10.


General

Amendment of Schedule 2

29. The Governor in Council may, by order, amend Schedule 2 by adding, deleting or varying the name of a band, the name of a council of the band, the name, or description, of a band’s reserves or the name of a specified province.

2005, c. 19, s. 10; 2006, c. 4, s. 96.

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(Subsections 2(1), 3(2), 4(1) and 12(1) and section 15)

List Of Names Of First Nations And Governing Bodies And Description Of Lands


Whitecap Dakota First Nation Council of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation Reserve of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
First Nation Governing Body Lands
Adams Lake


Council of Adams Lake


Reserve of Adams Lake


Akisqnuk First Nation (also known as Columbia Lake Indian Band and ?Akisq’nuk First Nation)Akisq’nuk First Nation)


Council of the Akisqnuk First Nation


Reserves of Columbia Lake, other than the reserve designated as St. Mary’s No. 1A.


Bonaparte


Council of Bonaparte


Each reserve of Bonaparte that is not shared with another band


Buffalo Point First Nation


Council of Buffalo Point First Nation


Each reserve of the Buffalo Point First Nation that is not shared with another band


Burrard, also known as, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation


Council of Burrard


Reserve of Burrard


Carcross/Tagish First Nation


Assembly of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation


Settlement Land of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation under the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Champagne and Aishihik First Nations


First Nations Council of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations


Settlement Land of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations under the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Cowessess


Council of Cowessess


Each reserve of Cowessess that is not shared with another band.


Cowichan


Council of Cowichan


Reserve of Cowichan


Duncan’s First Nation


Council of the Duncan��s First Nation


Reserves of the Duncan’s First Nation


Enoch Cree Nation #440


Council of the Enoch Cree Nation #440


Reserve of the Enoch Cree Nation #440


First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun


Assembly of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun


Settlement Land of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun under the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Frog Lake


Council of Frog Lake


Each reserve of Frog Lake that is not shared with another band


Innue Essipit


Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Essipit


Innue Essipit Reserve


Inuit, within the meaning assigned by the Agreement, as defined in the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act, S.C. 2005, c. 27


Nunatsiavut Government


Labrador Inuit Lands and Inuit Communities, within the meaning assigned by the Agreement, as defined in the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act, S.C. 2005, c. 27


Kahkewistahaw


Council of Kahkewistahaw


Each reserve of Kahkewistahaw that is not shared with another band


Kamloops


Council of Kamloops


Each reserve of Kamloops that is not shared with another band


Kluane First Nation


Council of the Kluane First Nation


Settlement Land of the Kluane First Nation under the Kluane First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Kwanlin Dun First Nation


Kwanlin Dun First Nation Council


Settlement Land of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation under the Kwanlin Dun First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Little Red River Cree Nation


Council of the Little Red River Cree Nation


Reserves of the Little Red River Cree Nation


Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation


Assembly of the Little Salmon/Crmacks First Nation


Settlement Land of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation under the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Lower Kootenay


Council of Lower Kootenay


Reserves of Lower Kootenay, other than the reserve designated as St. Mary’s No. 1A.


Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation


Council of the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation


Reserves of the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation


Muskeg Lake


Council of Muskeg Lake


Reserve of Muskeg Lake


Nisga’a Nation, within the meaning assigned by the Nisga’a Final Agreement, as defined in the Nisga’a Final Agreement Act, S.C. 2000, c. 7


Nisga’a Lisims Government, within the meaning assigned by the Nisga’a Final Agreement, as defined in the Nisga’a Final Agreement Act, S.C. 2000, c. 7


Nisga’a Lands, within the meaning assigned by the Nisga’a Final Agreement, as defined in the Nisga’a Final Agreement Act, S.C. 2000, c. 7


Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation


Council of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation


Reserves of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation


Selkirk First Nation


Assembly of the Selkirk First Nation


Settlement Land of the Selkirk First Nation under the Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Shuswap


Council of Shuswap


Reserve of Shuswap


Skeetchestn


Council of Skeetchestn


Each reserve of Skeetchestn that is not shared with another band


Skidegate


Council of Skidegate


Reserve of Skidegate


Sliammon


Council of Sliammon


Reserve of Sliammon


St. Mary’s


Council of St. Mary’s


Reserves of St. Mar’s, other than the reserve designated as St. Mary’s No. 1A.


Ta’an Kwach’an Council


Board of Directors and Elders Council of the Ta’an Kwach’an Council


Settlement Land of the Ta’an Kwach’an Council under the Ta’an Kwach’an Council Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Teslin Tlingit Council


General Council of the Teslin Tlingit Council


Settlement Land of the Teslin Tlingit Council under the Teslin Tlingit Council Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Tla-o-qui-aht


Council of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations


Reserve of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations


Tlicho


Tlicho Government


Tlicho lands and Tlicho community within the meaning assigned by the Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement among the Tlicho, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada, signed on August 25, 2003 and approved, given effect and declared valid by the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Act, as that Agreement is amended from time to time


Tobacco Plains


Council of Tobacco Plains


Reserves of Tobacco Plains, other than the reserve designated as St. Mary’s No. 1A.


Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in


General Assembly of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in


Settlement Land of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in under the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Tsawout First Nation


Council of the Tsawout First Nation


Each reserve of the Tsawout First Nation that is not shared with another band


Tzeachten


Council of Tzeachten


Each reserve of Tzeachten that is not shared with another band


Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation


Tribal Council of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation


Settlement Land of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation under the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement and the Yukon First Nations Land Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1994, c. 34


Westbank First Nation


Council of the Westbank First Ntion


Reserve of the Westbank First Nation


West Moberly First Nations


Council of the West Moberly First Nations


Reserve of the West Moberly First Nations


White Bear


Council of White Bear


Each reserve of White Bear that is not shared with another band


2003, c. 15, s. 67 “Sch.”; SOR/2004-281; 2005, c. 19, s. 11; SOR/2005-363; SOR/2006-201, 294; SOR/2007-111; SOR/2007-185, ss. 1, 2; SOR/2008-103, 234, 235; SOR/2009-281; SOR/2010-178, 179; SOR/2011-36.

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List Of Bands, Councils, Reserves And Specified Provinces


York Factory First NationCouncil of the York Factory First NationReserve of the York Factory First NationManitoba
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
Band Council of the Band Reserves Specified Province
Barren Lands First Nation Council of the Barren Lands First Nation Reserve of the Barren Lands First Nation Manitoba
Berens River First Nation Council of the Berens River First Nation Reserves of the Berens River First Nation Manitoba
Birdtail Sioux First Nation Council of the Birdtail Sioux First Nation Each reserve of the Birdtail Sioux First Nation that is not shared with another band Manitoba
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Council of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Each reserve of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation that is not shared with another band Manitoba
Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Council of the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Reserve of the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Manitoba
Chemawawin Cree Nation Council of the Chemawawin Cree Nation Reserves of the Chemawawin Cree Nation Manitoba
Cowessess Council of Cowessess Each reserve of Cowessess that is not shared with another band Saskatchewan
Cross Lake First Nation Council of the Cross Lake First Nation Reserves of the Cross Lake First Nation Manitoba
Dakota Tipi Council of the Dakota Tipi Reserve of the Dakota Tipi Manitoba
Fisher River First Nation Council of the Fisher River First Nation Reserves of the Fisher River First Nation Manitoba
Fox Lake Council of the Fox Lake Reserves of the Fox Lake Manitoba
Gamblers Council of the Gamblers Each reserve of the Gamblers that is not shared with another band Manitoba
Garden Hill First Nation Council of the Garden Hill First Nationd class="noBorderBottReserves of the Garden Hill First Nation Manitoba
God’s Lake First Nation Council of the God’s Lake First Nation Reserves of the God’s Lake First Nation Manitoba
Grand Rapids First Nation Council of the Grand Rapids First Nation Reserve of the Grand Rapids First Nation Manitoba
Hollow Water First Nation Council of the Hollow Water First Nation Reserve of the Hollow Water First Nation Manitoba
Innue Essipit Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus Essipit Innue Essipit Reserve Quebec
Kahkewistahaw Council of Kahkewistahaw Each reserve of Kahkewistahaw that is not shared with another band Saskatchewan
Keeseekoowenin Council of the Keeseekoowenin Reserves of the Keeseekoowenin Manitoba
Lake Manitoba First Nation Council of the Lake Manitoba First Nation Reserve of the Lake Manitoba First Nation Manitoba
Lake St. Martin Council of the Lake St. Martin Reserves of the Lake St. Martin Manitoba
Little Black River First Nation Council of the Little Black River First Nation Reserve of the Little Black River First Nation Manitoba
Little Grand Rapids First Nation Council of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation Reserve of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation Manitoba
Little Saskatchewan First Nation Council of the Little Saskatchewan First Nation Reserves of the Little Saskatchewan First Nation Manitoba
Long Plain First Nation Council of the Long Plain First Nation Reserve of the Long Plain First Nation Manitoba
Manto Sipi Cree Nation Council of the Manto Sipi Cree Nation Reserves of the Manto Sipi Cree Nation Manitoba
Mathias Colomb First Nation Council of the Mathias Colomb First Nation Reserves of the Mathias Colomb First Nation Manitoba
Mosakahiken Cree Nation Council of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation Reserves of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation Manitoba
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation Council of the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nationd class="Reserves of the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man First Nation Saskatchewan
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Council of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Reserves of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Manitoba
Northlands Dene First Nation Council of the Northlands Dene First Nation Reserve of the Northlands Dene First Nation Manitoba
O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation Council of the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation Reserve of the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation Manitoba
Pauingassi First Nation Council of the Pauingassi First Nation Reserve of the Pauingassi First Nation Manitoba
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Council of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Reserves of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Saskatchewan
Pinaymootang First Nation Council of the Pinaymootang First Nation Reserve of the Pinaymootang First Nation Manitoba
Poplar River First Nation Council of the Poplar River First Nation Reserve of the Poplar River First Nation Manitoba
Red Sucker Lake First Nation Council of the Red Sucker Lake First Nation Reserves of the Red Sucker Lake First Nation Manitoba
Rolling River First Nation Council of the Rolling River First Nation Each reserve of the Rolling River First Nation that is not shared with another band Manitoba
Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Council of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Reserves of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation Manitoba
Sandy Bay First Nation Council of the Sandy Bay First Nation Reserve of the Sandy Bay First Nation Manitoba
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Council of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Each reserve of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation that is not shared with another band Manitoba
Sayisi Dene First Nation Council of the Sayisi DeneFirst Nation Reserve of the Sayisi Dene First Nation Manitoba
Shamattawa First Nation Council of the Shamattawa First Nation Reserve of the Shamattawa First Nation Manitoba
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Council of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Each reserve of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation that is not shared with another bad Manitoba
Skownan First Nation Council of the Skownan First Nation Reserve of the Skownan First Nation Manitoba
St. Theresa Point First Nation Council of the St. Theresa Point First Nation Reserves of the St. Theresa Point First Nation Manitoba
Swan Lake First Nation Council of the Swan Lake First Nation Reserves of the Swan Lake First Nation Manitoba
Tataskweyak Cree Nation Council of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation Reserves of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation Manitoba
Tootinaowazii­beeng Treaty Reserve Council of the Tootinaowazii­beeng Treaty Reserve Reserve of the Tootinaowazii­beeng Treaty Reserve Manitoba
Wasagamack First Nation Council of the Wasagamack First Nation Reserves of the Wasagamack First Nation Manitoba
Waywayseecappo First Nation Treaty Four - 1874 Council of the Waywayseecappo First Nation Treaty Four - 1874 Each reserve of the Waywayseecappo First Nation Treaty Four - 1874 that is not shared with another band Manitoba
White Bear Council of White Bear Each reserve of White Bear that is not shared with another band Saskatchewan
Whitecap Dakota First Nation Council of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation Reserve of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation Saskatchewan
Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation Council of the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation Each reserve of the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation that is not shared with another band Manitoba

2005, c. 19, s. 12; 2006, c. 4, s. 97; SOR/2007-185, ss. 3, 4; SOR/2009-282, 283; SOR/2010-180, 181.

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