Engagement on Framework Development for Fuel, Alcohol, Cannabis and Tobacco Sales Tax Arrangements with Interested Indigenous Governments
Current status: Closed
Budget 2022 announced the Government of Canada's intention to engage with interested Indigenous governments and organizations on a framework for the negotiation of agreements that would support interested Indigenous governments to implement a fuel, alcohol, cannabis and tobacco (FACT) sales tax within their reserves or settlement lands.
This engagement process gave all interested members of the public the opportunity to provide input on this topic. The consultation ran from August 9th, 2022 to June 30th, 2023. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Key questions for consideration
The Department of Finance sought views and advice on the design elements of a proposed FACT sales tax framework for interested Indigenous governments and how the framework could be aligned with the interests of Indigenous governments.
More precisely, this consultation sought feedback on:
- The application and administration of a FACT sales tax framework;
- Coordination with the existing federal goods and services tax (GST); and
- The design of a Revenue Sharing Mechanism.
Next steps will be to assess the input received and continue collaborating with interested Indigenous groups to advance the development of the FACT sales tax framework. While this formal consultation has now concluded, Canadians are welcome to share their ideas and comments with the Department of Finance at any time.
The FACT mailbox is still active to receive feedback and comments: FACT-CACT@fin.gc.ca.
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