Supporting Documents for Fuel Tax Refund for Persons with Disabilities

Your registration for the fuel tax refund program for persons with disabilities can’t be started until we receive all of your supporting documents.

You must include the following supporting documents when you register:

You can send us your supporting documents five ways:

  1. Scan and attach your documents electronically if you register online using eTaxBC
  2. Fax your documents to 250-356-2195
  3. Email your documents to REVREGCL@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca
  4. Bring your documents to any Service BC Centre
  5. Mail your documents to:

    Ministry of Finance
    PO Box 9435 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria BC  V8W 9V3

If you register online using eTaxBC and send us your supporting documents separately, you must write your eTaxBC registration confirmation number on every page. This is so we can match your documents to your online registration.

Identification

You must include your driver’s licence number on the registration form. If you don’t have a valid driver’s licence, you can include a copy of other government-issued identification that confirms your age and legal name, such as a BCID, passport, immigration card or birth certificate.

Vehicle Registration

If you own or lease more than one vehicle, you must designate one vehicle for this program and provide the licence plate number on the registration form.

If you're the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle, include a copy of your valid vehicle registration. If the vehicle is registered in B.C., this is the registration paper from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

If you’re not the registered owner or lessee but you have an ownership interest in the vehicle, include:

To qualify, the vehicle must be registered to an individual (includes joint ownership); it can’t be registered to a company or business.

If the vehicle registration expires, you can register for the program but only apply for fuel tax refunds during the time when your registration was valid.

If you’re not sure if your vehicle qualifies, contact us.

Ownership Interest

Ownership interest in a vehicle means you may not be listed on the vehicle registration but you still have an interest in the vehicle, such as contributing to its purchase or maintenance.

For example, one spouse has a driver’s licence and the other doesn’t, but both contributed to the purchase of the family vehicle. The spouse who registers the vehicle is the registered owner and the spouse that doesn’t have a driver’s licence has an ownership interest in the vehicle.

Power of Attorney

If another person registers you and signs on your behalf, they must have Power of Attorney for you. A copy of the Power of Attorney must be included with your registration documents.

Documentation To Confirm Your Disability

The type of disability you have determines the document you need to confirm your disability. The documents we accept to confirm your disability are:

Doctor’s or Nurse Practitioner’s Certification

If you’re registering because you have one of the following disabilities, your doctor or nurse practitioner must complete the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner’s Certification form (PDF) (or step 5 of the paper registration form), even if you register online using eTaxBC.

  • You suffer loss of a limb
  • You are permanently dependent on a wheelchair
  • You have complete and permanent functional loss of the lower limbs
  • You have a permanent impairment of movement to the extent that it would be hazardous for you to use public transportation (whether or not public transportation is available)
  • You have a permanent mental disability to the extent that it would be hazardous for you to use public transportation (whether or not public transportation is available)

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Certification

If you're registering because you have permanent sight impairment, include:

Veteran Affairs Canada Letter

If you’re registering because you get a veteran disability pension, include a letter from Veterans Affairs Canada stating:
  • that you get a 100% disability pension from active service in any war while in Her Majesty’s forces, and
  • the date you began receiving your disability pension

Release of Information Form

If you’re registering because you get disability assistance or a supplement from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, include a:

  • Release of Information form (PDF), signed by a Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation employee, that shows that you get disability assistance or a supplement

If you no longer qualify for disability assistance or a supplement from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, please contact us because you may no longer qualify for the fuel tax refund.