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I am Aboriginal, and I need help with my income tax. What help is available to me?

Last reviewed December 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

Income tax 
is the tax that the federal and provincial governments put on your income. Under the Indian Act, personal property on reserve is tax free, and if you are a registered status Indian (a person who is registered with the federal government under the Indian Act), you may not have to pay tax on your other employment income. Whether or not you pay income tax has to do mainly with the location of your work, although other factors are considered. The resources below explain how Canada Revenue Agency decides whether or not your employment income is tax exempt (free from tax).

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