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,
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.
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
|Class 1 – ResidentialSub-class a – Vacant LandSub-class b – Land with Improvements/Other||
|Class 2 – Utilities||
|Class 4 – Major Industry||
|Class 5 – Light Industry||
|Class 6 – Business and Other||
|Class 8 – Recreation/Non-Profit Organization||