First Nations Canadian Tax Exemption Policy
First Nations Tax Exemption Policy:
Carie McBain Creations First Nation Tax Exemption Policy:
Our company honours First Nation's provincial sale tax exemption.
You must apply for PST exemption with he attached Google form before completing your purchase. Fill the form out and follow the directions. A valid tax exemption card is required. We cannot apply an exemption after the order has been made nor refund an order after is has completed. But don't worry. Once you go through these steps you only have to do it once.
Eligibility Requirement (all 4 must be true)
If you have a Canadian First Nations Status Card:
1. You hold a valid status card
2. You currently reside in a First Nations Community (Reserve)
3. The name on the credit card used for your purchase must match the name on the status card.
4. The order is to be shipped to a Reserve.
**If you do not meet the 4 requirements you do not qualify for tax exemption.
Steps before making an Order:
1) Before you place your order, Create a Carie McBain Creations & Supplies account with Canadian First Nations Reservation address information, this account will be connected to your tax exemption account. Be sure to log in when you shop online. If you already have an account you do not need to follow this step.
2) You must provide Carie McBain Creations & Supplies, with your First name, Last name, Phone number, Home shipping address (*which must be on a Canadian First Nations Reservation*), City, Province, Postal code and Email address, and email photos of status card on provided form:
You must provide Carie McBain Creations & Supplies with a copy of your status card front and back either by email, or text photo. The tax Exempt card MUST be be valid. Please use email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Carie McBain Creations & Supplies will then verify your information and create you a special customer profile which is tax exempt. This account will have the same log in information as your original Carie McBain Creations & Supplies account, please ensure that your address "on-reserve" matches the account and google form address.
4) Your new customer profile will be created and approved you can sign in your new tax exempt account on future orders. You can proceeded with online shopping checkout where you will see your tax exemption according to your province guidelines (GST/HST). There may be still taxes (example 5% sales tax verse 15% sales tax) on products and tax on shipping as that is not adjustable due to Canada Post policies. The processing time for new accounts is 1-3 business days.
NOTE: If you have not done the following before placing your order, we unfortunately can no longer alter or change your order after it has been placed online.
For acceptable Status Cards, click here :
“Vendors who make sales to *Indians, Indian bands or band-empowered entities over the telephone or electronically must also maintain documentary evidence to show that the sale is relieved of tax. Since Indians cannot show their original status card or TCRD, and Indian bands and band-empowered entities cannot provide appropriate certification, when they make a purchase over the telephone or electronically, the CRA has taken the position that, to support their entitlement for tax relief, purchasers may subsequently provide a photocopy of their status card or TCRD (for Indians) or certification (for Indian bands or band-empowered entities) by mail or electronically (e.g., over the internet or by facsimile)” (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/gm/b-039/b-039-e.html#_Toc358797810)
“When sales are made to Indians or bands, maintaining documentary evidence is only one of the conditions that must be met in order for the Indians and bands to receive relief of the GST/HST. The remaining conditions in TIB B-039 must also be met at the time of the sale. For example, if a vendor is located off a reserve and an Indian customer makes online purchases, tax relief is not available unless the goods are delivered to a reserve by the vendor or vendor's agent.” (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/gi/gi-127/gi-127-e.html)
If you have any questions please feel free to reach to us at the email stated above.
Thank you for all your trust in our business.
Have a wonderful day.
** Carie McBain Creations and Supplies & The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recognizes that many First Nations people in Canada prefer not to describe themselves as Indians. However, the term Indians is used in this publication because it has legal meaning in the Indian Act.