Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus reminds consumers that June 30, 2022 is the last day to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes paid on gasoline/gasohol in 2021.
“A refund of the tax paid for fuel purchased to power farm, ranch, and industrial equipment used off-road is available to qualified consumers,” said Kroshus. “State gasoline or gasohol taxes paid on purchases made during 2021 are eligible for the refund.”
Farmers and ranchers may receive a refund of 23 cents per gallon, and industrial consumers may request a refund of 22.5 cents per gallon for gasoline/gasohol purchased. Gasohol is a mixture of gasoline and ethanol, with the most common mixture of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol.
“State taxes collected on motor fuels go toward highway maintenance,” Kroshus stated. “However, the taxes paid by industrial consumers, farmers, and ranchers is refundable because construction equipment, tractors, and combines generally do not travel on public highways.”
The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) receives 1/2 cent per gallon based on the refunds requested by industrial consumers.
In 2021, $156,873 in refunds were issued for approximately 684,000 gallons of motor fuel sold in 2020. Refunds not claimed stay in the Highway Distribution Fund.
For more information on the motor fuel tax refund, taxpayers may go to www.tax.nd.gov/MotorFuel or call the Motor Fuel Tax Section at 701-328-2702.