Cannabis growers not eligible for new B.C. carbon tax exemption
April 10, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
April 10, 2023 – Eligible B.C. greenhouse growers are now able to obtain a point-of-sale carbon tax reduction to help them preserve their cash flow and continue growing the vegetables and plants, but cannabis growers are not included.
The new greenhouse carbon tax exemption replaced the Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant on April 1, 2023. It offers eligible greenhouses an 80 per cent carbon tax reduction on propane or natural gas sales at the point of sale rather than having growers recoup those expenses through the relief grant program.
To be eligible for the reduction, commercial producers must use more than 90 per cent of the greenhouse for growing vegetables, ornamental flowers or plants, forest seedlings, or nursery plants, providing they sold more than $20,000 in eligible plants in 2022 and expect the same revenues in the next year; and they will use natural gas or propane to heat their greenhouses or to produce carbon dioxide.
Since the carbon tax exemption was implemented on April 1, 2023, the Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant will provide rebates to offset the carbon tax paid by the greenhouse and floriculture industry between January and March 31, 2023.
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