Haisla Nation Council have signed and passed the Haisla Nation Rates By-Law on June 9, 2014.

Here is the text from the document.

 

Band Council Resolution No. 2014-676-05-36

WHEREAS section 83(1) of the Indian Act recognizes First Nation jurisdiction to raise

revenue through property tax; and

WHEREAS Chief and Council of the Haisla Nation have reviewed and considered the

Haisla Nation Rates By-Law, 2014; and

WHEREAS Chief and Council consider it in the best interests of the Haisla Nation to

enact the Haisla Nation Rates By-Law, 2014 and submit it to the First Nations Tax

Commission (the “FNTC”) for approval.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1. The Haisla Nation Rates By-Law, 2014 is hereby approved and enacted; and

2. The Chief Councillor is hereby directed and authorized to deliver the Haisla Nation

Rates By-Law, 2014 to the FNTC.

This Resolution was consented to at a duly convened meeting of the Haisla Nation

Council on the 9th day of June, 2014.

 

HAISLA NATION RATES BY-LAW, 2014

WHEREAS pursuant to the Indian Act, R.S.C. 1985, and specifically paragraph

83(1)(a) of the Indian Act, 1985, c.1-5, the Council of a Band may make by-laws for the

purpose of taxation for local purposes of land, or interests in land , including rights to

occupy, possess or use land in a reserve and with respect to any matters arising out of

or ancillary to such purpose;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Haisla Nation enacted the Haisla Nation

Property Assessment and Taxation By-Law on July 25, 2006, as amended by the Haisla

Property Assessment and Taxation Amendment By-Law No. 01-2007 and the Haisla

Nation Property Assessment and Taxation Amendment By-Law 01-2011;

NOW BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the following by-law be and is hereby

enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Indian Act, and in particular section 83(1) for

the purpose of establishing annual rates of taxation.

1. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the Haisla Nation Rates By-Law,

2014.

2. Pursuant to Section 11 of the Haisla Nation Property Assessment and Taxation ByLaw,

the tax rates for each class of property shall be in accordance with

Schedule “A” which is attached, and forms part of the 2014 Rates By-Law.

THIS BY-LAW IS HEREBY DULY ENACTED by Council on the gth day of June, 2014,

at Kitamaat Village in the Province of British Columbia.

Quorum for the Band Council is five (5) Council Members and one (1) Chief Councillor.

SCHEDULE “A”

The Council of the Haisla Nation hereby adopts the following taxation rates for the 2014

taxation year for the following classes of property.

 

COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2
Class of Property as prescribed under Schedule II and Section 17 of theHaisla Nation Property Assessment and Taxation By-Law. Rate of Tax applied against each$1 ,000.00 of the assessed value of theland and improvements as determinedin accordance with Part IV of the HaislaNation Property Assessment and

Taxation By-Law.

Class 1 – ResidentialSub-class a – Vacant LandSub-class b – Land with Improvements/Other

8.53899

6.04962

Class 2 – Utilities

57.38111

Class 4 – Major Industry

43.65310

Class 5 – Light Industry

56.86247

Class 6 – Business and Other

22.97662

Class 8 – Recreation/Non-Profit Organization

21.72253