Are you eligible for a fuel refund?
All farmers are entitled to claim back the excise duty on all petrol, CNG and motor spirits used on farm (ute, atv, chainsaws, mowers).
If a business operates petrol vehicles and machinery off-road, then they are eligible for a petrol refund of $0.66 per litre on the petrol used off-road.
Unfortunately, most farmers don’t know about this refund and could be missing out on thousands of dollars every year.
Claims are made every quarter and can be back-dated up to two years.
How do I do it?
- Each quarter you must complete a MR70 form, which can be found online . If you miss a quarter, no worries, but you will lose 10% if you are more than three months after the close of that quarter.
- Ring your fuel supplier (Rural Fuel, Farmlands Fuel etc) who will send you a list of all petrol delivered to the farm specifically for this. You just need to request it.
- Send off the completed MR70 with their proof of purchase and the money will be deposited directly into your bank account. Easy!
- If you have any queries try calling 0800 108 809.
All too hard?
If you don’t want to do this yourself there companies who can do it all for you:
These companies generally charge a fee to set up the account and then take a 15% fee on each claim, but it’s still well worth it.