The Federal Carbon Tax and MEI – What you Need to Know
On April 1, 2019 the Federal Government will implement a carbon tax on fuel in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. This Federal Tax will be shown as a separate line item on your invoices and delivery tickets.
Putting a price on carbon pollution is considered to be an efficient way to reduce GHG emissions. Pricing pollution is intended to drive innovative solutions to provide low-carbon choices for consumers and businesses.
How much is it?
The fuel charge rates reflect a carbon pollution price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2019, rising by $10 per tonne annually to $50 per tonne in 2022.
In 2019 this amounts to 4.42 cents per litre (cpl) on gasoline, 3.1 cpl on propane and 5.37 cpl on diesel and home heating fuel.
How is the cost calculated?
The rates are based on global warming potential factors and emission factors used by Environment and Climate Change Canada to report Canada’s emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change. Applying the fuel charge at higher rates over time will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support clean growth, while keeping costs low for Canadians and Canadian businesses.
The rates for gasoline and light fuel oil also take into account the average renewable content of these fuels.
Am I eligible for exemption?
Some businesses are eligible for an exemption certificate. Click here for details on who is eligible and how to register.
Who do I contact at McDougall to provide my exemption number?
Please contact our credit department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-949-2588
Do I need to register my business?