Ontario fish and shrimp farmers exempt from carbon tax on fuels

Ontario fish and shrimp farmers exempt from carbon tax on fuels

The Canadian government’s new carbon pollution program exempts Canadian aquaculture producers from fuel taxes.

Starting in April 2019, the federal carbon pollution pricing system adds a charge to everyday fuels for fuel delivered in Ontario for air, marine, rail and road use.  

All Ontario farmers — including fish and shrimp farmers — are eligible to receive an exemption from the fuel charge for fuels (gasoline and light fuel oil) used in tractors, trucks or other farm machinery.

Eligible farming machinery is property that is primarily used for the purposes of farming and that is a farm truck or tractor, a vehicle not licensed to be operated on a public road, or an industrial machine or stationary or portable engine.

Farmers will need to fill out an exemption application — more info here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/excise-taxes-duties-levies/fuel-charge/relief.html

Fill out the exemption form today and provide a copy to your fuel distributor. Keep an additional copy for your own farm records.

If you have any questions, contact RJ Taylor (rj@cedarcrestfish.ca).

A huge thank you to our friends at the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance for their ongoing advocacy in securing this win for our farmers!