Carlene started working for the Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Department in July of 2009. In 2011 she completed the Certificate in First Nation Taxation Administration with the TULO Centre of Indigenous Economics and Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC. This was the first graduating class in all of Canada to receive and hold this certification. In 2015 Carlene completed the requirements to obtain the Certified First Nations Tax Administrator (CFNTA) title this involves commitment to the First Nations Tax Administrators Association (FNTAA) Code of Ethics and annual CFNTA maintenance. Carlene is a part of the FNTAA Board as well at the Tulo Indigenous Economics Board. She is honored to work in the First Nation Property Taxation field and for the Penticton Indian Band community. She believes transparency in taxation is key.
** Please be advised that The Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Department charges $35.00 per tax search requested, as per Section 21(1)(2) of the PIB Property Taxation Law 2015. **
** There is a $30.00 non refundable fee payable to the Penticton Indian Band when you appeal your assessment, as per Section 29(1)(c) of the PIB Property Assessment Law 2015. If the appeal fee is not submitted with the written notice of appeal the assessor shall advise the appellant by registered mail that the appeal will be deemed invalid if the appeal fee is not received in the office of the assessor. **
Important tips to Penticton Indian Band Taxpayers:
Was your name or address incorrect on your annual BC Assessment Notice that you receive in January?
- If you see incorrect information on your BC Assessment Notice, please contact BC Assessment and notify them of any changes you require. We also ask that you also notify the PIB Property Taxation Office as well as.
If you did not receive a tax notice:
- Recently bought a new place, the tax notice may have been sent in the previous owner’s name, if that’s the case also confirm with your lawyer or notary that your portion of taxes were adjusted at the time of sale.
- Purchasing an existing property on PIB, we may have not been notified that you’re the new owner.
Did you receive a tax notice for a property where you no longer occupy?
- Please forward the tax notice to the new owner
- Return the notice by mail to the Penticton Indian Band Property Taxation Dept.
Instructions for paying your property tax online:
- Add Payee: PENTICTON INDIAN BAND TAXES
- Account: your folio number starting with the number (don’t add all the zeros)
- Other methods of payment: Cash, Cheque, Money Order, payable to the “Penticton Indian Band Property Tax“
Understanding Property Assessments and Property Taxes
BC Assessment Video: Understanding Property Assessment & Property Taxes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ1mzeCm5jw
Useful Property Taxpayer Information
If you are a non-member leaseholder on reserve land, you need to pay property taxes. Who you receive your property tax notice from, and pay, depends on whether the First Nation charges its own property taxes. When the First Nation charges its own property taxes, they will send your property tax notice. You pay your property taxes to the First Nation.
You are not eligible for the provincial property tax deferment and home owner grant programs when you pay property taxes for your principal residence to a First Nation. However, the First Nation may offer its own home owner grant program.
If you have questions about your property taxes, contact the First Nation.
First Nations that provide their own home owner grant program as part of the implementation of independent real property taxation on reserve lands may qualify under the Indian Self Government Enabling Act for annual grants in place of the benefits payable under the Home Owner Grant Act.
The grant amount is the amount by which the home owner grants approved by the First Nation for the year exceed the provincial school taxes that would have been collected, had the province continued its taxing authority. This is similar to the treatment of municipalities under the Home Owner Grant Act.
The Indian Self Government Enabling Act provides that the following types of conditions may be attached to the payment of the grant:
- Conditions about the persons to whom the First Nation must pass on the benefit of the grant.
- Conditions about the way the persons who are entitled to the benefit will be determined, and how the amount of the benefits to them will be determined and calculated.
- Conditions under which the amount of the grant depends on the correlation between the school taxes that would have been paid for the year had independent taxation not been implemented and the amount paid by the First Nation to the provincial government for school services for the year.
In order to qualify for the grant, the First Nation’s home owner grant program should mirror that of the provincial program administered under the Home Owner Grant Act (please see the Home Owner Grant section of the ministry’s website for details).
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Ownership, Transfers, Details…
Manufactured Home Registry
PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3
Ph: 250-952-7976 Fax: 250-387-3055
Deaths, leases, new registrations etc…
INDIAN LAND REGISTRY SYSTEM DEPARTMENT
Aboriginal Affairs Northern Development Canada
Land Management BC Region
1138 Melville St. Suite 600, Vancouver BC V 6E 4S3
BC Assessment Contact: 1-866-825-8322
300-1631 Dickson Ave, Kelowna BC V1Y 0B5
- FNTC – First Nations Tax Commission
- FNTAA – First Nations Taxation Administrators Association
- BC Assessment
- Tulo Center of Indigenous Economics
- Indian Self Government Enabling Act
- Explanatory Notes For the Home Owner Grant
- FMA (First Nations Fiscal Management Act) Notice 2015
- First Nations Property Taxation Guide
- Rates Law Standards – Districts, referencing jurisdiction, transition plan…
- Expenditure Law Standards – Budgeting
Property Taxation Audited Financial Statements
District 2 Transition Rate Plan
This applies to the taxpayers who have been Penticton Indian Band Taxpayers since 2008
- Initial Rate Transition Notice
- PIB Reference Jurisdiction Transition Plan
- NOTICE: Transition Rate Plan Information Meeting
- Penticton Indian Band Transition Plan PowerPoint
View annual expenditure (budgets), rates, tax and assessment laws from 2008-Current
Instructions on how to view Penticton Indian Band information:
- Browse for Documents
- PART II – Laws and By-laws
- Click Search by First Nation
- Type Penticton then press enter
- Below will then list all the information for PIB
Click the link and follow the above instructions: First Nations Gazette
- Success Story – Penticton Indian Band: http://fntc.ca/penticton-indian-band/
- Other First Nations/Bands Success Stories: http://fntc.ca/videos/
- How BC Assessment Assesses Properties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErfOwlpRDFM
* * 2019 Information * *
- PIB Expenditure Law 2019
- PIB Rates Law 2019
- 2019 Letter to Taxpayers
- District 1 Taxpayers – Informational Letter
* * 2020 Information * *
- NOTICE TO: Skaha hills & Bow Living taxpayers!!
- Feb 6 2020 BC Assessment Presentation
- Feb 6 2020 PIB Property Tax Presentation
- 2020 PROPOSED PIB Rates Law
- 2020 PROPOSED PIB Expenditure Law
All Penticton Indian Band facilities are closed to the public.
Therefore taxpayers are required to pay their taxes online or by mailing in a cheque / money order.
For those who need to pay their utility bill, you can also mail in a cheque / money order as online payment is not an option for the utilities at this time.
To speak to the Tax Administrator regarding payment options please contact Carlene George, scroll to the top for contact info.
Thank you for you understanding!