Help with filing webform B301, Application for a Refund of Cannabis Duty

Before you file

Use the webforms to file a B301 application for refund. The webforms will let you:

  • apply online for a refund
  • validate data in real time and to correct errors reported by an error message before you send the application for refund
  • calculate totals
  • print or save a PDF version of your confirmation page
  • securely send a B301 application for refund over the Internet

Have your paperwork and other documents ready.

For security reasons, our servers end a B301 webforms session after 18 minutes of inactivity. If your session ends, you will have to reauthenticate yourself and re-enter your data.

How to file

Screen id: B-RD-REF-01

Request a refund

Period covered:

Start date (YYYY–MM–DD): Enter the first day of the period covered by this application for refund.

End date (YYYY–MM–DD): Enter the last day of the period covered by this application for refund.

If you receive this error message "91776 – You cannot electronically file a return/refund for this period. Please refer to the Help section for more information," you must enter more recent period dates or submit a paper return to:

Canada Revenue Agency
Prince Edward Island Tax Centre
275 Pope Road
Summerside PE C1N 6E7

Previous: Returns you to the My Business Account homepage.

Next: Takes you to the next step.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-REFD

Add claim details

Province or territory where the sale was made:
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the province or territory that applies to this claim.

Add claim details: Takes you to the next step.

Previous: Returns you to the previous screen.

Next: Takes you to the refund options page. Before selecting "Next", you must submit a claim.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-ADDC

Add claim details

Province or territory where the sale was made:
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the province or territory that applies to this claim.
  • You can choose only one province or territory for each claim.

Reason for refund: Choose one of the following reason for refund:

  • Amount paid in error
  • Re-work of cannabis products
  • Destruction of cannabis products
  • Other reason

You can choose only one reason for refund for each claim.

If you choose "Other reason", please explain why in the space provided.

Product category: Choose one of the following product category for this claim:

  • Dried/fresh cannabis
  • Cannabis plant seeds
  • Cannabis plants
  • Cannabis extracts
  • Edible cannabis
  • Cannabis topicals

You can choose only one product category for each claim.

  • Enter the Sales amount, the Sales quantity in kilograms/milligrams/units, the Duty amount and the Additional duty amount applicable to this claim.
  • Enter the Adjustment to the additional cannabis duty amount, if applicable

Add this claim details: Takes you to the next step.

Cancel: Will cancel your claim.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-REFD

Refund details

Add claim details: Takes you to a blank "Add claim details" page to add the details of another claim.

Modify selected claim details: Takes you to the selected claim to modify the claim details.

Delete selected claim details: Takes you to the selected claim to delete the claim details.

Previous: Returns you to the previous screen.

Next: Takes you to the next step.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-REFO

Refund options

Choose the following option that describes how you want your refund issued or applied:

  • I want to receive the refund by cheque or direct deposit: Choose this option if you want us to send you a refund cheque or to direct deposit your refund directly into your bank account.

Direct deposit is the fastest way to get your money. It is also reliable, secure and convenient. Go to Direct deposit and enrol today.

  • Transfer amount: Choose this option if you want to transfer the refund or a part of the refund to another filing period or Canada Revenue Agency account. If choosing this option, enter the following information:
    • Amount – the dollar amount to be transferred
    • Account number – 15-digit account number where the amount is to be transferred to
    • Period ending (YYYY–MM–DD) – the filing period the amount is to be transferred to

Previous: Returns you to the previous screen.

Next: Takes you to the next step.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-SUMM

Summary

You will see a summary of your completed application for refund. Check all of your data and make any changes before sending your application for refund. If you find an error, click "Previous" to make corrections.

Certification statement: You must tick the box certifying that the information you provided is accurate and complete before you can click "Submit", otherwise the return will not be sent.

Previous: Returns you to the previous screen.

Submit: Automatically sends the application for refund to the Canada Revenue Agency. You will then see a confirmation page.

Screen id: B-RD-B301-CONF

Confirmation

The confirmation page gives details of your refund information, along with the filing date and confirmation number of the submission.

Keep the confirmation number for your records. Do not send us a paper copy of the documents you filed online.

Print: Prints the confirmation page.

View as PDF: You can save and print a copy of this application for refund in PDF format.

File another refund: Returns you to the first page so you can file another refund for the same account.

Correct errors

If you make an error while filling out your B301 application for refund, you will see an explanatory error message above the field that contains the error. 

Correct all errors before going to the next page in the process. You will not be allowed to send your application for refund until you correct all errors.

After you have corrected all the errors, click "Next."

After you file

Confirmation number

You will receive a confirmation number after you have corrected all errors and sent your application for refund for processing. This confirmation number means that the Canada Revenue Agency received your refund application.

You can save or print a copy of the confirmation page and the completed B301 application for refund for your records. To print a copy of the confirmation page, click "Print." To save a copy of the completed B301 application for refund, click "View as PDF."

Do not mail us a paper copy of the refund application(s) you filed online.

After we receive your refund application

We may contact you to verify your supporting documentation. This does not mean you are being audited. It is simply part of our process for all paper and online applications for refund.

Email notifications

Business owners registered in My Business Account can add an email address to receive notifications when their Canada Revenue Agency mail is available to view in their secure online account, and when other important changes are made to their account. When businesses register to receive notifications, the Canada Revenue Agency will no longer print and mail most of their correspondence items. To register, select "Notification preferences" and follow the steps.

Troubleshooting B301 online applications for refund

Why can't you change your browser setting while you’re in a secure session?

Do not modify your browser setting while in a secure B301 webforms session because it may cause your browser to freeze or the session to end.

The secure webpages for the B301 application for refund do not display properly. Why?

Several factors can affect how these pages will display on your system. Try the following:

  • Use the default browser settings.
  • Maximize your browser window.
  • Close the Favorites window.
  • Use the browser's Reload or Refresh button.
  • Make sure you have enough RAM for your browser's requirements.

You were away from your computer for 30 minutes. Can you still complete your application for refund?

For security reasons, our servers will end a B301 webforms session after 18 minutes of inactivity. You will have to reauthenticate yourself and re-enter your data because any data you entered will have been lost.

You lost the connection to the B301 webforms secure site. What should you do?

You will have to reauthenticate yourself and re-enter your data because any data you entered will have been lost.

You sent your application for refund, but you did not get a confirmation number. What should you do?

This means your submission was unsuccessful. To get help using My Business Account, go to Business enquiries. You may have to reauthenticate yourself and re-enter your data because any data you entered will have been lost.

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