Carrier claims processed for federal excise tax refunds

TORONTO, (May 14, 2004) — After 13 years of lobbying from the Ontario Trucking Association, Revenue Canada has agreed to start processing carrier refund claims that were filed in 1991 and 1992 for the portion of federal excise tax on fuel that was purchased in Canada, but consumed outside of Canada.

Several carriers signed agreements with CTS Associates who filed claims on their behalf totaling nearly $5 million. The claims were contingent on other similar claims that were before the agency that would serve as precedent.

The OTA is asking carriers that filed such a claim through CTS to locate records that will validate the claim and result in receiving a refund. Records include (for the period covering April 1990 to March 1992):

Copy of claim filed; Summary calculation of the claim including the method of calculation; copies of ownerships/cab cards for the trucks proving that the company owned the trucks; copies of lease agreements in cases where the trucks operated by the company were leased; trip sheets and supporting fuel purchase receipts; any documents filed with the provincial government proving the ownership and fuel purchased and consumed in different jurisdictions (fuel tax filings); as well as any other documentation that demonstrates that fuel was purchased in Canada and consumed (exported) elsewhere.

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