YES. According to the policy, Criteria For Eligibility, item 6 states "The parent/caregiver/guardian who has care and control of the child/children is the person eligible to apply and receive the Tobacco Tax distribution; if in dispute proof of Child Tax benefits or proof of guardianship must be provided".
Deadline for Tobacco Tax Membership 2019
The last scheduled Membership meeting for 2019, will be held on October 11, 2019. You must be a Cowichan Tribes member by November 2019 in order to be eligible for the 2019 Tobacco Tax distribution.
** Updated Oct. 16, 2019 **
Tobacco Tax Application Information
When filling out the forms make sure that your Band Number, Birth Date, Address, Phone Numbers are all correct and MUST BE SIGNED (forms with no signature will not be processed). Please make sure that your application is complete with supporting documents before coming in - otherwise, it will not be processed.
The Tobacco Tax Form is read only, please print and fill out by hand. They can be mailed, faxed or dropped off in the Lands Building located at 5762 Allenby Road, Duncan, B.C. V9L 5J1 or fax to 250-715-3323 Deadlines to submit the Tobacco Tax forms can be found under the Application Deadline Heading of the 2019 Tobacco Tax Distribution Dates
Yes you can, if you have an account in Canada. You must provide a void cheque or have your bank fill out a Direct Deposit Form and provide the document to the Tobacco Tax Team. If you fax the document, please make sure to leave a contact number in case any of the information is hard to read, otherwise please scan and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org The form can take up to 5 business days to process, therefore it is up to the member to keep their banking information up to date.
2019 TOBACCO TAX DISTRIBUTION DATES
|APPLICATION DEADLINE||DISTRIBUTION DATE|
|Jan 17, 2020||Jan 24, 2020|
|Apr 10, 2020||Apr 17, 2020|
|Jul 10, 2020||Jul 17, 2020|
|Sep 11, 2020||Sep 18, 2020|
- Missing page 2 (only page one was faxed in)
- Missing a signature
- Missing supporting documents such as documents to prove who has custody of children. These documents are required to ensure the correct person receives the child's distribution.
When trying to contact applicants regarding the missing information the contact number is no longer in service. If you aren't sure if this applies to you, please call the Tobacco Tax team 236-800-4023 or email
Incomplete applications can not be processed, please follow up with the tobacco tax team so you can be sure to receive your distribution on December 12, 2019.
Please always keep your contact information up to date - it is important for us to be able to keep in contact with our membership.
If you missed the distribution date of December 12, 2019 you can still submit your 2019 Tobacco Tax forms ON OR BEFORE the following dates:
Apr. 10, 2020 - distribution Apr. 17, 2020
July 10, 2020 - distribution July 17, 2020
Sept. 11, 2020 - distribution Sept. 18, 2020
All distribution cheques can be picked up at the Lands Building in the Membership Department.
2019 Tobacco Tax Distribution will be on December 12, 2019, Siem Lelum dining hall. The amount per person is $TBD.
**Updated Oct. 16/19
Tobacco Tax Applications
Incomplete forms will not be processed