No exemption for irrigating with natural gas pumps or the bit of natural gas used in our little grain drying operation this fall.
In North America, gas infrastructure to homes isn't actually nearly as common as it is here in Alberta, especially in rural places. I haven't been to many parts of the US, but I've seen a lot of propane tanks in people's yards. My sister is outside Fargo, ND, and they heated with a dual mode furnace that burned diesel fuel or used electricity. Only recently they decided they wanted a gas fireplace so they now have a big tank in their back yard that runs the fireplace and they also put in a new gas furnace to replace the fuel oil one. Apparently both propane and fuel oil deliveries are common place in the United States. We're just very lucky to have natural gas infrastructure in Alberta I think.I pointed out how dozens and dozens of countries have nothing like this at all, but here in North America and certainly western Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand we take it for granted.
That's one benefit to having the province run it vs the federal government. Likely that will end at the next provincial election, so we'll have to deal with the exemption form filing too sooner or later. If we're forced to have a tax, I'd rather it be local to the province, instead of giving it to the federal government. Thus I think the UCP platform to repeal the carbon tax is pretty short sighted, until the next federal election is decided.I got wondering about Alberta so I called a bulk fuel retailer and he said with those that have the farm fuel exemption to buy dyed fuel, be it hauled out bulk to the farm or at the cardlock for dyed fuel only, the the tax is taken off so there is nothing the farmer has to do themselves.
Don’t you have to go to town for business. Business gets mail, paperwork,parts.pay billI see we need to do this now in Alberta? The form talks about self assessing the fuel charge for non eligible activities. Is this one more return we're supposed to file every year or what's their plan for us to divide each litre of fuel by the fraction we use to go to town vs go to the field?
Maybe just ask the retailer to only take the tax off farm delivered fuel? Or are we all going to vouch for each other never having been to town after January 1st and just claim it's all exempt?
I've never seen any of you any where near town, if they ask... In fact I'm pretty sure you guys never leave the yard anymore. Sounds feasible.
Huh. Found it now through the UFA website. The L402 form on the CRA website doesn't have that.Second sentence of L402 If a farmer receives delivery of gasoline or light fuel oil (diesel fuel) using its exemption certificate, whether the fuel was delivered at the farm or delivered at a cardlock facility that is registered as a distributor, but uses that fuel type for non-eligible farming activities, the farmer must self-assess the fuel charge based on the quantity of the fuel type that is used for purposes other than those eligible for farmers under the Act and its regulations, using Form B401, Fuel Charge Return for Non-registrants, and the related schedule