Starting in July 2024, the remote supplement for Yukoners living outside Whitehorse will double as part of the territory’s carbon rebate program. This means more money will come back to Yukoners in communities who may have higher travel costs. The remote supplement will be 20 per cent in addition to the regular carbon rebate payment, an increase from the current 10 per cent.
This new rebate amount will apply automatically to anyone who reports their primary address as outside of Whitehorse on their tax return.
The remote supplement matches the federal increase to 20 per cent to the rural top-up for rural residents living in jurisdictions with climate action incentive payments. The territory’s made-in-the-Yukon carbon rebate program will see Yukoners outside Whitehorse receive a comparable benefit to rural residents in other parts of the country.
The remote supplement has been a part of the Yukon Government Carbon Price Rebate since the rebate was introduced in 2019, recognizing that the cost of travel is greater outside Whitehorse.
As the price of essentials continues to rise, these cost pressures are especially felt by people living outside of Whitehorse. Increasing the remote supplement for carbon rebates returns more money back to these Yukoners to invest in our communities and into greener choices for their homes over the long term.
Minister of Finance Sandy Silver
The remote supplement for Yukoners living outside of Whitehorse is increasing from 10 per cent to 20 per cent on all quarterly payments in addition to the base carbon rebate starting July 1, 2024.
The Government of Yukon’s carbon rebate program is revenue neutral and continues to return more, on average, to Yukoners than individuals and businesses pay in carbon levies.
Carbon rebate amounts for the 2024–25 rebate year will be available on Yukon.ca in the coming weeks.