Department of Commerce

Starting in 2021, the Form 4013 for the Resident Tribal Member Annual Sales Tax Credit will no longer be automatically mailed to Resident Tribal Members (RTMs). Most programs that are used for e-filing your taxes, or programs used by professional tax preparers, will automatically generate the Form 4013 upon selecting that you are a Resident Tribal Member.

For those who do not e-file or do not use a tax preparer, or those who prefer to have a paper copy of the Form 4013 – this will still be available upon request. You must contact the LTBB DOC office and request the Form 4013 if you would like a copy mailed or emailed to you. The LTBB DOC office can be reached at 231.242.1584 or by email at with any questions or to request the Form 4013.

Department of Commerce (DOC) Functions:
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is responsible for the following:

  • Oversight and implementation of the LTBB Tax Agreement
    • Including tax exemptions, fuel/tobacco logs, and business/Resident Tribal Member records
  • Regulating business within the LTBB jurisdiction
    • Including business registrations and filings for corporations (for-profit and non-profit), limited liability companies (LLCs), and Doing Business As (DBAs)
  • LTBB Tribal Citizen Vendors
    • Maintain records of LTBB Tribal Citizen-owned businesses for the purpose of facilitating contracting for services and/or products

Northern Shores Community Development


NLEA Business Counseling & Funding Available
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA)has expanded their business counseling services and have added more business counseling opportunities as they work with SCORE!  NLEA also is offering Service Provider Program designed to provide funds to businesses, for a variety of services, to help them grow. Find out how your business may qualify to receive money for projects including:


– Website development
– Accounting System setup
– Legal entity issues
– Software development
– Marketing programs


For more info on these great services and more contact Tom Erhart, NLEA Entrepreneurship Director at: or 231-582-6482.  Please visit