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 Please note that if you have withdrawn from the tax treaty and still enjoy certain tax benefits or exemptions under this agreement, this may be considered tax evasion.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. 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. 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. Members of the contractual territory are exempt from national income tax. They also benefit from state tax breaks on many purchases. The agreement applies to the Michigan turnover tax (6% of the retail price), the consumption tax (6% of the purchase price), the fuel tax, the cigarette tax and the single business tax. If you are not sure you are registered, call the IRS and Candace Blocher at 906-632-6281 or toll-free, 866-632-62811, to check if your card is available. After registration, members are required to complete a specific tax form and submit it to the state. 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.

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. The first is an overview of the tax treaty written by the Pokagon Band. The links refer to the official tax treaty between the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the State of Michigan, and three amendments to the Michigan Department of Finance tax treaty.