Nova Scotia

Increase in fuel tax exemption under the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

This is a document which will let you know how to request an increase to the base fuel tax exemption under the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program or get fuel tax back when the base amount is exceeded.

The information in the document called Questions and Answers Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program Request for Increase in Fuel Tax Exemption includes:

  • how the base amount was established
  • when to submit a request for increased exemption
  • what happens if you don’t request an increased exemption and exceed the base amount

You may request an increase in the 400 litre base amount when you first apply to the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program, or any time after you are enrolled in the program.

Application forms for an increase to the base amount are available at Access Nova Scotia, at Band Council Offices or on the Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services website.

The 400 litre base amount is available every month and you do not need to re-apply for this exemption in the future. You do need to apply for an addition to the 400 litre base every three years, which is forwarded in the form of a renewal notice 30 days prior to your expiry date.

Certificate of Indian Status

A document showing that you are registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. For example, a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card) or a Certificate of Indian Status (status card)

To apply for the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Request for Increased Exemption you will need to provide Complete the registration application form.

  1. Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence
  2. Indicate the increase quantity per month and the reason for the request
  3. Provide your fuel consumption information
  4. Mail to:
    Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Maritime Centre,
    6th Floor North
    1505 Barrington Street
    NSIFTE Administrator
    PO Box 22 Halifax,
    NS B3J 2L4

Last updated: May 12, 2021