Eligible farmers, first responders, municipalities and non-profit schools may apply for refunds of liquid fuel taxes paid. BF&R returned more than $10 million in liquid fuel tax refunds last year.
A qualified agricultural producer who uses liquid fuels – such as gasoline or undyed diesel – as part of his or her production operation is eligible to apply for a refund. Producers may claim fuel used to operate regular licensed vehicles as part of production within a 25 mile radius of the farm. Trucks, pickups, vans, and four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as machinery that requires fuel to operate, are eligible.
Volunteer fire, ambulance, and rescue squads incorporated as a non-profit are also eligible for this refund for liquid fuels taxes on gasoline and clear diesel. Squads must provide a copy of their Articles of Incorporation or Charter as well as proof of liquid fuels tax payment when applying for the refund.
Political subdivisions, non-public schools and non-profit schools may also be eligible for liquid fuel tax refunds, however the deadline for these groups to apply is March 31.