Fuel Tax Rebates

If your business purchases and consumes fuel, you may be entitled to a Fuel Tax Rebate.

If you are not claiming the Rebate, or if you use fuel for any other purpose than traveling on a public road, you may be entitled to more than you think.

Predominantly, Fuel Tax Rebates (FTR) are claimed in the transport industry for diesel or petrol purchased and consumed by heavy vehicles (GVM greater than 4.5 tonne) at a current rate of 12.003 cents per litre.

However there are two additional avenues to claim the FTR at higher rates:

  1. Fuel used in auxiliary equipment (eg. tipping or compacting mechanisms, refrigeration units, cranes, concrete mixes) can be claimed at the full Rebate rate of 38.143 cents per litre.

    The Australian Tax Office has issued guidelines on how to simplify your calculations in a Draft Practice Statement that can be read in full here.

2. Depending on your business activities, businesses in the following industries may also be entitled to claim the Rebate at rates from 19.0714 cents per litre to 38.143 cents per litre.

These industries include:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Medical
  • Marine / Rail Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Property Management
  • Injection Moulding
  • Fuel supply for domestic heating

Call us now to discuss a review of your Fuel Tax Rebate claims.

We will assess your eligibility and record keeping requirements and may be able to adjust all claims between 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2013, entitling you to an immediate lump sum refund.