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BC Budget Carbon Taxable Items PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:12
BC Budget Carbon Taxable Items

BC Government - Budget Excerpt - The tax base is made up of those items that are subject to tax. For the carbon tax, the purpose is to effectively tax all of the GHG emissions in BC from the combustion of fossil fuels that are captured in the National Inventory Report1

In practice, this means that the tax base includes all of the fossil fuels:

There are some exemptions to minimize administrative and compliance costs, such as small sealed containers of fuel. The chart shows the 2007 GHG emissions resulting from the burning of the main types of fossil fuel used in British Columbia. Natural gas, gasoline, diesel fuel and coal and coke account for 96 per cent of emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in British Columbia.

Other fossil fuels include propane, light and heavy fuel oil, aviation gasoline, aviation turbo fuel and kerosene.

The only fuel types not included in the tax base are those that are not

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 17:12
 

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