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British Columbia Notice

Tax Development Jan 24, 2008

“Notice to Sellers and Purchasers of Electricity, Natural Gas, Fuel Oil and Propane: Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund Levy Exemption”

British Columbia has issued this notice to advise sellers and purchasers of energy products of a change to the Social Service Tax Actr egulations that provides an exemption from paying further Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) fund levies in a period where the maximum payable amount (e.g., $100,000) has been reached. Since it is expected that anumber of companies will exceed the maximum amount payable within a relatively short period of time, this change will reduce the administrative impact for companies having to apply for multiple refunds of the levy.