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British Columbia Bulletin GEN 013, “Provincial Taxes on Nisga’a Lands”

Tax Development Jun 03, 2008

British Columbia has created this comprehensive new bulletin to assist Nisga’a citizens and businesses, which are located on, or deliver goods to, former Nisga’a reserve lands, in understanding how social service tax, hotel room tax, motor fuel tax and tobacco tax apply to their purchases and sales. Under the Nisga’a Final Agreement reached with the province and federal government, effective June 1, 2008, Nisga’a lands no longer qualify as a reserve and Nisga’a citizens no longer qualify for exemption from provincial consumption taxes on purchases made anywhere in British Columbia.