Fuel Tax

The GNWT's taxation regime is designed to provide financial resources to help meet the Territories' responsibilities in funding public services such as health care and education. Although tax revenues comprise a significant portion of the NWT's total revenue, the bulk of the Territories' financial resources are provided by the Territorial Formula Financing Grant from Canada.  The NWT's taxation regime is continually reviewed to ensure consistency with the Territories' policy objectives while maintaining fairness and competitiveness.

Fuel Tax Resources


The Petroleum Products Taxation Act provides for fines up to $5,000, with or without the addition of any tax not paid as a result of an offence, or imprisonment for a period up to three months, or both, on conviction for:

  • Making a false statement on any form or return filed under the Act;
  • Making unwarranted exemptions from tax;
  • Providing false information;
  • Refusing to provide records or documentation;
  • Refusing or neglecting to pay or remit tax; or
  • Any other contravention of the Act.

Location of NWT Weigh Scales

Enterprise NWT at the junction of NWT Highways 1 and 2 
Telephone: 867.984.3341

Inuvik on NWT Highway 8 
Telephone: 867.777.7283

To apply for a Permit, contact:

Government of the NWT
Treasury Division, Department of Finance

PO BOX 1320

Office location:

5th floor, Arthur Laing Building
5003 - 49th Street

Telephone: 867.767.9244
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0820
Fax: 867.920.4357
Email: NWT_TAX@gov.nt.ca