Status Cards Will Still be Accepted in Place of Gas Cards

With the phasing out of the Ontario Gas Card used to purchase tax-exempt fuel on reserves, there is some confusion over what card people will be able to use to continue to purchase tax-exempt fuel. The Ontario Gas Card will be discontinued on Jan. 1, 2020 in favour of a return to using Status Cards to purchase tax-exempt fuel. Retailers will still continue to accept Ontario Gas Cards until Jan. 31, 2020. But obtaining any new card or a new status card is not necessary, according to the Web site, which details the changes the Ministry of Finance is making to the program. In place of the Ontario Gas Card, the Ministry of Finance will accept the following as proof of entitlement to the tax exemption: -First Nation individuals…

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