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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Call their natural gas head office at 1-888-224-2710 Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm or their electricity head office at 1-866-436-7847 Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- Email a copy of your status card to customerservice@fortisBC.com.
Please contact Fortis BC to determine if they can issue a refund. If they cannot, or to request a GST refund for periods longer than two years, follow the process outlined on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw History Book For Sale
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Squamish Strong Protocol Agreements Signed
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New Squamish Nation Residential Tenancy Regulations for Sen̓áḵw
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