Discontinuing the Ontario Gas Card
Starting January 1, 2020, the Ontario Gas Card will be discontinued. Instead, First Nation individuals will use their federally issued Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card) to purchase tax-exempt gasoline on reserve. Bands, Tribal Councils and band-empowered entities will use an exemption certificate issued by the Ministry of Finance.
Information for First Nation consumers
Ontario charges a tax of 14.7 cents per litre of gasoline. First Nation individuals do not have to pay this tax when buying gasoline for their own use from an authorized on-reserve gasoline retailer.
Beginning January 1, 2020, First Nation individuals will use their Status Card to buy tax-exempt gasoline from authorized on-reserve retailers. This will replace the Ontario Gas Card, which is being discontinued.
You can use the version of the Status Card that you already have in your possession, including the:
- Laminated Certificate of Indian Status Card with no renewal date
- Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card
- Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document
For information about the Status Card, please visit Indigenous Services Canada.
On-reserve retailers will continue to accept your Ontario Gas Card until midnight on January 31, 2020, to help make this transition smoother.
For more information, please visit ontario.ca
*All information courtesy of Ontario.ca