Register for the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program

Register for the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program to buy fuel exempt from provincial fuel tax at registered service stations on reserves. You need to be a status Indian with a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence to register.

Use the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program – Program Application Form to buy fuel exempt from provincial fuel tax at registered service stations on reserves. You need to be a status Indian with a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence to register with the program.

Your registration is valid as long as you have a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence. You use your Driver’s Licence to get the provincial fuel tax off your fuel purchases. You can swipe, scan or key in your licence master number into the terminal at registered service stations on reserves, and the provincial fuel tax will be taken off the sale.

Eligibility

You need to be a status Indian with a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence to register with the program. You don’t need to live on a reserve to register.

How to apply

  1. Complete the registration application form.
  2. Take your application, Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence and Certificate of Indian Status to the Band Office.
  3. The Band membership clerk certifies your application.
  4. Send your certified application by mail or fax.
  5. The Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services lets you know if your application is approved and registers you in the Nova Scotia Indian Fuel Tax Exemption Program.
  6. Once your application is approved, you can swipe, scan or key in your licence master number into the terminal at registered service stations on reserves to avoid paying the provincial fuel tax.

How long it takes

It should take 1 to 2 weeks to get registered with the program. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to register.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence master number
  • Certificate of Indian Status card
  • Band membership clerk available to sign the application

Application form