Utilities and Cable Television Tax

The Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television Companies Act gives the authority to a council to charge utilities and cable television companies a municipal business tax at a rate of not more than 2.5% of a company’s gross revenue for the previous year. The legislation also establishes a provincial business tax on utilities and cable television companies that provide services in unincorporated areas of the province.

The provincial business tax is also based on a company’s gross revenue from the previous year.

The current provincial rates are as follows:

  • Utilities – 2.5%
  • Cable Television – 0%

Utilities tax is administered by the province.

For more information about corporate income taxes in Newfoundland and Labrador, please contact the Tax Administration Division.

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