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Alberta Releases Carbon Levy FAQs Document

Tax Development Oct 31, 2016

The Alberta Treasury Board and Ministry of Finance has released a "Carbon Levy Administration FAQs" document regarding the Carbon Levy which will take effect on January 1, 2017. The Alberta Carbon Levy will apply to purchases of all fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when combusted. This includes fuels used for transportation purposes and fuels used for heating, such as natural gas and propane.

The Carbon Levy FAQs document addresses the following topics:

  • general questions;
  • exemption qualifications;
  • registration guidelines; and
  • additional resources.