The Attestation d'inscription (registration card) that we issue confirms the cardholder's registration for the Program for Administering the Consumption Tax Exemption for First Nations. It contains the following information:
- the Attestation d'inscription number (as shown in point A of the example below);
- the cardholder's name (point B of the example);
- the year and month of expiration (point C of the example);
- the reference number (point D of the example); and
- the following note, if the cardholder is a First Nations member: La ou le titulaire doit présenter son certificat de statut d'Indien avec cette attestation d'inscription. (“The cardholder must show their Certificate of Indian Status with this Attestation d'inscription.”) (point E of the example).
- The program's Attestation d'inscription (registration card) is the same as the one currently in use, until a new Attestation d'inscription is issued to you.
- The Certificate of Indian Status issued by the Government of Canada confirms that the cardholder is an Indian registered under the Indian Act. There are two types of certificates: the Certificate of Indian Status and the Secure Certificate of Indian Status.
The conditions for using the Attestation d'inscription differ depending on whether the cardholder is a First Nations member, band council, tribal council or band-empowered entity. The main conditions that the cardholder must meet to benefit from the program are printed directly on the card.
Conditions for a First Nations member
The Attestation d'inscription can be used only to purchase fuel or alcoholic beverages at service stations or retail outlets situated on a reserve or in a First Nations settlement in Québec, and only by the cardholder. The fuel or alcoholic beverages must be purchased for the cardholder's personal use. They must keep the Attestation d'inscription in their possession, though it remains our property and can be revoked at any time.
Conditions for a band council, tribal council or band-empowered entity
The Attestation d'inscription can be used only to purchase fuel at service stations situated on a reserve or in a First Nations settlement in Québec. The fuel must be purchased for the cardholder's own use. For a band-empowered entity that is a legal person, the fuel must be intended for band-management activities.
The Attestation d'inscription must be kept by the council or entity or by a person authorized to purchase fuel on the cardholder's behalf, though it remains our property and can be revoked at any time.