Michigan Tribal Tax Agreements
Members of Sault Tribe, who live in and around the tribe`s basin, have been receiving tax benefits since April 2003. The State of Michigan has signed a tax treaty that benefits many members whose primary residence is within certain contractual areas, often located on or near tribal reserves. Under the tax agreement between the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the State of Michigan, a Citizen of the Pokagon Band may benefit from certain tax exemptions in Michigan if the tribe citizen is a tribal resident (TMR). The TMR refers to citizens whose primary residence is located in their tribe`s negotiated agreement area and who have been placed on the official TMR list held in the State of Michigan. It is the member`s responsibility to notify the tribal tax office if it changes address, even if the change of address is still in the contract area. Please note that if you have withdrawn from the tax treaty and still enjoy certain tax benefits or exemptions under this agreement, this may be considered tax evasion. If you have any questions, talk to your personal accountant or contact the Tribal Finance Office. Members are responsible for compliance with the agreement and are invited to contact the Sault Tribe Tax Office for any questions regarding any of its provisions. Before you can apply for an annual refund or tax exemption, you must first sign a registration card and send it back to the Von Sault Tribe tax office to check your home in a tax treaty area. It`s mandatory for all members of the tribe.
Tribe members in the area of the tax treaty must apply for a tax-exempt certificate prior to purchase, which would allow a tribe member to obtain a VAT exemption in Michigan. You`ll first see a short non-responsibility, and you can click “OK.” Now you can see a map with the watershed of ten counties, which is described in green areas and other relief areas. In a field to the left, the symbols are listed on the map with what they represent. Registration cards must be sent to the tax office before the 15th of the month for the member to be placed on the state RTM list for the first day of the following month. (Tax Convention, Section II and Section VIII (B) (1). To remain in the list of active TMRs, it is important that the TMR has registered an up-to-date physical address in the reel department of the Pokagon group. The physical address should be the address of the TMR`s permanent principal residence. This address must also be a deliverable address. MRTs remain on the state`s list and are entitled to the benefits of the RTM tax treaty until they can either leave the scope of the tax treaty or not be reached to update their address when it is no longer available. In these cases, the citizen`s rtm status is deactivated in both the tribe and the state of Michigan. Members who do not live in the contractual territory are not entitled to VAT reductions, tax exemptions or income tax refunds. However, they may benefit from tax reductions for gas, diesel and cigarettes in some retail stores in the contract area.
Fuel and cigarette tax reductions are made at the time of purchase. Citizens can now use our new interactive online map tool to determine if an address is inside or outside the tax treaty area. This map also shows the watershed of the ten counties and the tax limit, as well as the tax-exempt gas stations and villages of Pokégnek`dawat. Below is where an address can be displayed by entering the search field and then on the map. Once you`ve entered the address, tap Enter on your keyboard or click on the Spyglass. The address is then marked on the map and the map zooms in on where the address is located. If the address z.B. lands inside a green block, it is within the scope of the tax treaty. Members are also entitled to an annual income tax cheque of 4% of adjusted gross income and must be subject to the presentation of your income tax.