Thousands of First Nations people targeted by Canada’s revenue agency

Annette Francis
APTN News
Thousands of First Nations people are the target of some aggressive tactics over unpaid income tax.

The Canada Revenue Agency has been after many of them for years.

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Annette is Anishinaabe from Alderville First Nation. She started at APTN as an Ottawa Correspondent in 2007 and has covered Indigenous issues from Parliament Hill and First Nation communities across Ontario. She has also freelanced for CBC Indigenous and Ricochet Media.

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14 thoughts on “Thousands of First Nations people targeted by Canada’s revenue agency

  1. To my knowledge no Indian is to pay tax they are supposed to be collecting taxes from the white government but must firstly relieve the “prisoner of war “status over them and quite acknowledging “the elected whitemans thiefs oops that’s chief’s such as FAN and all other dead-end white man instituted traps….

  2. To my knowledge no Indian is to pay tax they are supposed to be collecting taxes from the white government but must firstly relieve the “prisoner of war “status over them and quite acknowledging “the elected whitemans thiefs oops that’s chief’s such as FAN and all other dead-end white man instituted traps….

  3. Seems to me the employer has the obligation to withhold taxes. This being said if they did not then they should be held responsible.

  4. Welcome to the real world where social services provided by the government and paid by taxpayers.

    In 2014–15, First Nations tax exemptions on PST, HST and GST were worth roughly $237 million; personal income tax exemptions were $251 million; and fuel tax exemptions were $97 million. Tobacco tax exemptions were worth an incredible $686 million for total nearly $1.3 billion in one year alone !

    1. I think you need to do some research on where social services monies comes from you got to go way back
      Wasn’t picking on your comment
      Just saying
      Hagd

    2. Government of Canada and provinces have taken trillions of dollars out of First Nations lands and continue to. Treaties exempt this taxation. If the whites don’t like it, go back to Europe and we will take care of our own country. Understand what these exemptions are about before spewing these numbers like it means anything. It’s a bloody pittance compared to what whites get back in return.

    3. AND ….WHAT’S YOUR POINT? THAT WOULD BE THE GOVERNMENTS ONLY COMPENSATION FOR STEALING THEIR LAND.

  5. Seems to me the employer has the obligation to withhold taxes. This being said if they did not then they should be held responsible.

  6. Welcome to the real world where social services provided by the government and paid by taxpayers.

    In 2014–15, First Nations tax exemptions on PST, HST and GST were worth roughly $237 million; personal income tax exemptions were $251 million; and fuel tax exemptions were $97 million. Tobacco tax exemptions were worth an incredible $686 million for total nearly $1.3 billion in one year alone !

    1. I think you need to do some research on where social services monies comes from you got to go way back
      Wasn’t picking on your comment
      Just saying
      Hagd

    2. Government of Canada and provinces have taken trillions of dollars out of First Nations lands and continue to. Treaties exempt this taxation. If the whites don’t like it, go back to Europe and we will take care of our own country. Understand what these exemptions are about before spewing these numbers like it means anything. It’s a bloody pittance compared to what whites get back in return.

    3. AND ….WHAT’S YOUR POINT? THAT WOULD BE THE GOVERNMENTS ONLY COMPENSATION FOR STEALING THEIR LAND.

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