GST Exemptions
on Energy Bills

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Eligible Nation Members can save on their energy bills by applying for a BC Hydro or FortisBC GST exemption. Members may receive a refund from past energy bills and will be exempt from paying GST in the future.

To be eligible for either exemption:

  • You must live on-reserve and have a status card.
  • You must be the primary BC Hydro or FortisBC account holder.
  • The primary account holder(s) must be the person named on the status card.

Please note that this service is not offered by the Nation and therefore staff cannot assist with the process. You must contact BC Hydro and FortisBC directly.

  • Call their customer service line at 1-800-224-9376 Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm or Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Send a copy of your status card by email to or by mail to PO Box 8910, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X3.
  • More information is available on BC Hydro’s website.

BC Hydro can credit up to two years of GST payments for eligible customers.

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