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Old Dec 16th 2008, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by hwp View Post
Good grief...

Yes they do.

First Nations people often pay up just as everyone else does. To be tax exempt they have to use the goods on a reserve (in BC the goods have to be purchased on or delivered to a reserve for the person to get a tax exemption - or suppose to be) and the person has to be 'Status Indians' ... many First Nations/aborignal people are not 'Status Indians' and neither are Metis people or Inuit peoples.

That idea that First Nations peoples pay no taxes is a myth... I can't believe that people actually still believe it.

Semantics innit...OK "some" First nations who live on the reserve aka "Status Indians" dont pay tax.

Is that better? I was in a hurry...had a meeting to get to. Sometimes work interferes with my posting here
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Default Re: The lady didn't pay tax!

Originally Posted by howard1966 View Post
The borders of their nation crosses both the US and Canada.
For proof of this go to Hogansburg, NY and head north and you can cross into Canada (St Regis, QC) without any border formality...the same goes into Snye, QC....you have no way of knowing when you are in NY or QC.
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Old Dec 16th 2008, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink View Post
Semantics innit...OK "some" First nations who live on the reserve aka "Status Indians" dont pay tax.

Is that better? I was in a hurry...had a meeting to get to. Sometimes work interferes with my posting here

Semantics, schemantics.

Who and in what context a person gets a tax exemption is an important distinction because 'that myth' is used by racists in Canada to promote their hatred. I'm not implying that you're a racist. I'm just suggesting why I don't think it's just semantics.
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Semantics, schemantics.

Who and in what context a person gets a tax exemption is an important distinction because 'that myth' is used by racists in Canada to promote their hatred. I'm not implying that you're a racist. I'm just suggesting why I don't think it's just semantics.
It strikes me that they would still be racist even if the Status Indians did pay tax....the tax thing is just a soft target for them to pin there hatred on and try and egg others on with.
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Default Re: The lady didn't pay tax!

Originally Posted by hwp View Post
Good grief...

Yes they do.

First Nations people often pay up just as everyone else does. To be tax exempt they have to use the goods on a reserve (in BC the goods have to be purchased on or delivered to a reserve for the person to get a tax exemption - or suppose to be) and the person has to be 'Status Indians' ... many First Nations/aborignal people are not 'Status Indians' and neither are Metis people or Inuit peoples.

That idea that First Nations peoples pay no taxes is a myth... I can't believe that people actually still believe it.

I believe it because a lady I worked with who is a First Nations lady pays no taxes....I used to go shopping with her, and saw for myself; she also told me why because until then I had no idea about her heritage.
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Originally Posted by Tracie107 View Post
I was in Zellers the other day & whilst queuing the lady in front of me spent $220 on christmas goodies ie. snow globes, pj's, toothpaste, slippers..... when she gave the cashier her credit card she told her "no tax". The lady showed her some sort of photo id and therefore didn't pay the tax.

Why didn't she have to pay & what was the id
The lady was probably a member of a first nations tribe which is exempt from paying taxes. The card she was showing is called a "status card"
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Old Dec 16th 2008, 8:03 pm
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Thanks guys, now I know.
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Old Dec 16th 2008, 8:07 pm
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The reserves out this way are pretty damned decent with big houses, new hospitals and schools. Where do I sign up?
I couldn't find a smiley face with it's head in it's hands.
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Default Re: The lady didn't pay tax!

Or she could, like me, be a member of a Top Secret, privileged and powerful organisation exempt from such trivialities.

A deposit of $1000 into my Swiss bank account might loosen my lips
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Or she could, like me, be a member of a Top Secret, privileged and powerful organisation exempt from such trivialities.

A deposit of $1000 into my Swiss bank account might loosen my lips
You mean a Stone Cutter ?
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I couldn't find a smiley face with it's head in it's hands.
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Originally Posted by GavinR View Post
Howard1966, is this who I think it is?
Maybe you are thinking of Howard1944?

Methinks it would be nice to have him back
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Old Dec 17th 2008, 2:40 am
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Maybe you are thinking of Howard1944?

Methinks it would be nice to have him back
Yes I was, maybe he's gotten younger.
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Old Dec 17th 2008, 3:02 am
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A deposit of $1000 into my Swiss bank account might loosen my lips

You're what's known as a cheap date.
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Yes I was, maybe he's gotten younger.
If he is 'viewing' he would be amused; he is an old fart just one year younger than myself.

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