Carbon Levy Roles and Responsibilities

This section provides information for wholesalers, retail vendors and consumers on roles and responsibilities under the Climate Leadership Act and regulations. 

How will I know what my responsibilities are under the carbon pricing plan?

Information is being made available to manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers between now and March 31, 2019.

The Department of Finance will release instructional guides, forms, and notices, to support carbon pricing (levy) stakeholders, in meeting their obligations under the new Climate Leadership Act.

In-house expertise is available to answer your questions. Contact us by:

Telephone at 1-833-220-1363; or by Email at carbonpricinginquiries@gov.pe.ca.

I hold a license under IRAC to wholesale fuel, what do I have to do under the carbon pricing plan?

If you are a wholesaler of fuel, you will have to register as an agent to collect carbon levy. An application to register is being made available.

I sell industrial fuels. What do I have to do under the carbon pricing plan?

If you sell industrial fuels, you will have to register as an agent to collect carbon levy. An application to register is being made available.

I sell factory sealed containers of fuel. What do I have to do under the carbon pricing plan?

If you sell factory sealed containers of fuel, exceeding 10 litres, you will have to register as an agent to collect carbon levy. An application to register is being made available.

I sell combustible waste for fuel. What do I have to do under the carbon pricing plan?

If you sell combustible waste, for example, tires or asphalt shingles for fuel, you will have to register as an agent to collect carbon levy. An application to register is being made available.

I am a retailer of fuel. I buy the fuel that I sell to purchasers from my wholesaler and I pay the gasoline tax to my wholesaler. What do I have to do under the carbon pricing plan?

If you are a retailer of fuel, you will be paying the carbon levy to your wholesaler just as you pay the gasoline tax. However, when the carbon levy comes into effect on April 1, 2019, you must self declare on your inventory on hand, as of March 31, 2019 and pay the carbon levy due on that inventory. A self declaration form is being made available. 

I am a consumer. How does the carbon pricing plan affect me?

As a consumer, you will be paying a net increase of 1 cent per litre on your gasoline and diesel purchased at the pump.

I am a consumer. I buy combustible waste for fuel. What do I do if I have not been charged the carbon levy on these fuels?

After April 1, 2019, as a consumer who is using fuel on which the carbon levy has not been paid, you must self declare on the fuel used and pay the carbon levy on that fuel.  A self declaration form is being made available.

I am a trucker who is a member of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). How does the carbon pricing plan affect me?

The Prince Edward Island carbon levy will be included with your gasoline and diesel tax rate on your IFTA quarterly return effective April 1, 2019.  

The IFTA quarterly return already has the carbon levy/tax included for Alberta and British Columbia. Newfoundland and Labrador has indicated that they intend to follow this practice when they implement their carbon tax on January 1, 2019. Nova Scotia and Quebec have a “cap and trade” carbon pricing plan so they do not have a carbon tax.  

If you travel into New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan, you should contact the Federal Government before April 1, 2019, to find out your responsibilities under Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

How do I know if I am a large emitter?

If you are an industrial facility that emits 50 kilotonnes (kt) or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year, you may be a large emitter. You should contact the Federal Government before January 1, 2019, to find out your responsibilities under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

 

Disclaimer: This page is prepared for information purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for the applicable statutes. Should there be any conflict between the contents of this page and the statutes, the statutes shall prevail.
Published date: 
November 8, 2018
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