I am a Canadian First Nations person with tax-exempt status. Can I have my taxes exempt on my purchases?

Customers can now apply for their Tax Exemption through our form for orders that have already been placed. If you are entitled to a sales tax exemption under the Indian Act, you may apply through us to receive a refund on an existing order within 180 days. If your purchase is older than 180 days, please apply directly through the province.

To apply, these requirements must be met:

  • You hold a Certificate of Indian Status card or Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document issued by the federal government so that we can confirm your identity and status.
  • You are part of a band in Canada that qualifies for an exemption.
  • Your order is being used exclusively for the personal use of eligible First Nations people, bands or band councils of an Ontario First Nations reserve. A written and signed certification on band’s letterhead may be required for bands or band councils.

Application form

At the current time, although orders can be picked up from our shop, we do not offer in-person shopping or purchases at this time and orders must be placed online. Because of this, we are not allowed to provide rebates at the time of purchase, as per the Province of Ontario (https://www.ontario.ca/document/harmonized-sales-tax-hst/ontario-first-nations-harmonized-sales-tax-hst-rebate-0):

Vendors are not allowed to provide the rebate at the time of purchase when goods are purchased via the Internet or other ways that do not allow the vendor to verify the Certificate of Indian Status card.

The rebate also cannot be provided at the time of sale on goods imported by mail or courier.

Rebates can be applied after purchase and we will provide a receipt or any other documentation you may need to apply for the rebate. Customers wishing to receive the rebate should apply directly to the government using the appropriate application.