Government of the Northwest Territories

Licences, Taxes and Fees

Carbon Tax

As of September 1, 2019, the Government of the Northwest Territories charges a carbon  tax on all fuel sold in the NWT according to the Petroleum Products and Carbon Tax Act and Regulations.

For specific information on how the carbon tax may impact you, please click on one of the following links:

Where can I find information about the carbon tax rates on fuel in the NWT?

The NWT Carbon Tax Rate Schedule provides the carbon tax rates for different types of fuel.

Are there exemptions from the carbon tax?

The following are exempted from the carbon tax:

  • aviation fuel purchased in the NWT;
  • fuel in a  pre-packaged, factory-sealed container with a volume of 10 litres or less;
  • fuel delivered to, or purchased by, an Indian or Indian band on a reserve under the Indian Act (Canada); and
  • fuel delivered to, or purchased by, a visiting force as defined in the Visiting Forces Act (Canada).