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.

You can pay by Mail or Courier or Electronically. Make cheques payable to the Minister of Finance.

Mail
Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
Ministry of Finance
PO Box 9328 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC  V8W 9N3
Attention: B.C. Oil & Gas Commission Levy

Courier
Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
Ministry of Finance
2nd Floor, 1810 Blanshard St
Victoria, BC  V8T 4J1
Attention: B.C. Oil & Gas Commission Levy
Tel: 250-952-0192

Direct Deposit, Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or Wire Transfer

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
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 2E1
Account no.: B.C. Oil & Gas Commission Levy Account
Bank no.: 0010
Transit no.: 00090
Account no.: 09-84515
CAD or US: CAD
Swift code: CIBCCATT

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

Late Payments

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.

Late Payment Penalty

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.