You can register for the fuel tax refund program for persons with disabilities if you:
- Are 16 years old or older,
- Are the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle or have an ownership interest in a vehicle registered to someone else, for example, a spouse, caregiver or relative, and
- Have at least one qualifying disability.
If your vehicle is electric, you’re not eligible for a fuel tax refund, but if you register for the program, you may be eligible for a discount on your ICBC vehicle insurance.
Proof of residency in Province
- lease agreement
- rent receipt
- household bill
- cable television
- driver's license
- vehicle registration or car insurance
- membership in social or professional organization
- bank information
- employment information
Notice of Assessment
An statement from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to each taxpayer, every year, after you have filed a tax return. It tells you the amount of income tax you owe, or the amount of the refund you will get.
To request a refund, you need to:
- You can apply for a fuel tax refund for only one vehicle (the vehicle you registered with the program). It is recommended that you apply for a refund once each year as long as you’re requesting a refund for $10 or more (the minimum amount refundable).
- To apply for a fuel tax refund, complete the Refund of Provincial Fuel Tax for Persons with Disabilities form (FIN 472) (PDF) and mail it along with your original fuel receipts.
- If your spouse is eligible under your registration, they can apply for a refund by completing the Application for Refund of Provincial Fuel Tax for Spouses of Persons with Disabilities (FIN 474) (PDF) and mail it to with their original fuel receipts.
Submit application and supporting documents in any of the following ways:
- Online at eTaxBC
- Fax your documents to 250-356-2195
- Email your documents to REVREGCL@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca
- Mail your documents to:
Ministry of Finance
PO Box 9435 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9V3
Important: You can only submit receipts for fuel that you purchased (in other words your name appears on the invoice or credit card used). Your spouse can only submit receipts for fuel that they purchased. If the fuel was purchased by someone other than you or your spouse, it cannot be claimed unless you are in a power of attorney or representation agreement situation. For more information see Who Can Claim a Refund (Notice 2014-007) (PDF).