FARMERS' GASOLINE TAX REFUND DEADLINE APRIL 2
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- April 2 is the deadline for Alabama farmers to file their state gasoline tax refund claims with the Alabama Department of Revenue, according to State Commissioner of Revenue Tom Surtees.
"This year farmers are given a few extra days to file their refund claims. Since the actual deadline date, March 31, falls on a Saturday, the refund filing deadline moves to the next business day which is April 2," explained Surtees.
"The refund claims are based on portions of the state excise tax paid by farmers on gasoline used during 2006 for agricultural purposes," said Surtees. "The portion of the gasoline tax that can be refunded applies only to the amount of gasoline that is used in tractors or any auxiliary engines which may be attached to tractors. Gasoline used in farm trucks is not subject to a refund. We encourage those farmers who qualify for such a refund to submit their refund claims as soon as possible. The refund claim must be postmarked no later than April 2, 2007."
Taxes on gasoline purchased from Jan. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006, will be refunded at the rate of 15 cents per gallon. The refund applies to the tax levied upon gasoline only; it does not apply to any tax levied upon diesel fuel.
Last year, the Department of Revenue processed 66 claims, resulting in $9,653.62 being refunded to farmers for portions of gasoline taxes paid by them and used only for agricultural purposes in their tractors and other applicable farming equipment.
Any individual qualifying for a refund who has not received a 2006 claim form may obtain one by writing to the following address: Alabama Department of Revenue, Sales, Use and Business Tax Division, Motor Fuels Section, Post Office Box 327540, Montgomery, AL 36132-7540, or telephone (334) 242-9608.
Locally, forms are available at all county Extension offices and all Alabama Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service Centers. For more information or for the service center nearest you, call (334) 242-1170.