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BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus reminds consumers that June 30, 2023, is the last day to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes paid on gasoline/gasohol in 2022.

“This is an opportunity for those in the agriculture or industrial industry to receive a refund of the state tax paid on fuel purchases in 2022,” said Kroshus.

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.

“Revenue generated from taxing motor fuels is allocated for the upkeep of highways,” said Kroshus. “Industrial consumers, farmers and ranchers are eligible for refunds since their equipment, typically do not utilize public roads.” 

The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will receive1/2 cent per gallon based on the refunds requested by industrial consumers in 2022. For fuel used in 2023 and future years, industrial consumers will receive a refund of the full 23 cents per gallon paid.

In 2022, $142,967.52 in refunds were issued for approximately 623,000 gallons of motor fuel sold in 2021. 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.

Taxpayers can stay up-to-date on North Dakota tax-related matters by visiting the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s website at tax.nd.gov or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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