Pay Your Oil & Gas Commission Levy
Oil and natural gas producers receive a monthly Oil and Gas Commission Levy and Orphan Site Reclamation Fund Tax Invoice. The data you reported on your BC-08 (for gas), BC-S1 and BC-09 (for oil) monthly submissions for the production period three months prior to the levy billing month is used to calculate the invoice amount. For example, November’s levy invoice is calculated based on August’s production month as reported on your October BC-08 and/or your September BC-S1 and BC-09.
You must submit your BC-S1, BC-08 and BC-09 reports on time so we can accurately calculate your Levy and Orphan Site Reclamation Fund Tax invoice.
How to Pay
Invoice payments must be received within 15 business days after the invoice issue date. The payment due date is indicated on your invoice. Penalties will apply to late payments.
To avoid penalties, you may prepay by sending us a lump-sum amount, which we will apply to your future monthly invoice charges. Contact us to find out the next refill date for your prepay account, if required.
Note: The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Levy and the B.C. Crown Royalty do not share the same bank account. If you're making monthly payments for both, send them separately to each account instead of sending us a single payment.
To send us a payment through electronic funds transfer (EFT), your bank will need our account information:
|Bank name:||CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commernce)|
|Bank address:||CIBC Main Branch
1175 Douglas Street
Canada V8W 2E1
|Account no.:||B.C. Oil & Gas Commission Levy Account|
|CAD or US:||CAD|
Electronic payments can take up to three business days to be processed and received by the ministry. Allow enough time for your payment to be received on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties.
As soon as you make an electronic payment, send the following payment information by fax to 250-952-0191 or email to MOGLevy@gov.bc.ca so we can correctly apply your payment to your account:
- royalty payor code
- payment date
- invoice number
- amount paid
- amount paid on a penalty or on an existing balance for a previous production month, if applicable
If your payment is not received by the due date, your unpaid invoice will be considered overdue and you will be charged a penalty.
If you have an overdue balance, you can include the overdue amount with the payment for your next monthly invoice.
If an invoice remains unpaid within 45 days of receipt, your permit, licence or lease may be suspended or cancelled with 60 days’ notice.
Your late payment penalty will be $50 or 5% of the unpaid invoice amount (whichever is greater). If you are charged a late payment penalty, you will receive a late payment penalty report. You can combine any penalty owing with the next month’s invoice payment.
Penalties will be charged on the late payment for both the regular monthly invoice and the 13-month levy adjustment invoice.
Contact us if you have any questions about the penalty.