With our Final Agreement, we, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ no longer take direction from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada or the Province of British Columbia. We once again have full responsibility for our land, our assets, and our governance.
As negotiated in the Treaty, our own government is charged with managing and protecting our resources for future generations. In order to fund this important work and build our Nation, the Treaty has granted the the power to generate revenue by collecting taxes.
The implementation of taxation will be phased in over time. This will allow us to adjust to a new and exciting time in our history.
Our story is for us to write. And control over taxation is important to an independent and prosperous future for our peoples.
What are the changes?
GST & PST | May 1, 2019
Starting May 1, 2019, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ citizens will begin to pay GST and PST.
For example, citizens will no longer be eligible for tax exemption when buying gas, clothing, and other goods. “Citizens” means those on the enrolment register of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – Ucluelet First Nation. If you are planning to order a new car or other goods, or build a house on Treaty Settlement Lands, you will need to do so before May 1, 2019, to take advantage of the GST/PST exemption.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ still needs to negotiate a GST and PST revenue sharing agreement with the British Columbia and Federal governments. Negotiations will determine how much GST and PST — that both the British Columbia and Federal governments are collecting — will be paid to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.
Property Tax | January 1, 2024
Citizens who own houses and/or land on Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Treaty Settlement Lands will begin paying property taxes no later than January 1, 2014. “Citizens” means those on the enrolment register of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – Ucluelet First Nation.
Income Tax | January 1, 2024
Starting January 1, 2024, Citizens will pay income taxes.
Citizens will pay income tax on money earned on Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Treaty Settlement Lands, notwithstanding where they reside. “Citizens” means those on and not on the enrolment register of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – Ucluelet First Nation.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government will also generate tax revenue from any new business venture and any new residential development on our Treaty Settlement Lands.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ still needs to negotiate a Personal Income Tax revenue sharing agreement with the British Columbia and Federal governments. Negotiations will determine how much Personal Income Tax — that both the British Columbia and Federal governments are collecting — will be paid to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.
Read your treaty at: www.maanulth.ca/the_treaty_final_agreement.asp
Further information on the GST can also be found on the CRA website at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tax/business/topics/gst/individual/menu-e.html
For more information about your income tax obligations and benefit entitlements, visit the Canada Revenue Agency online at: www.cra.gc.ca
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