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Motor Fuel Refunds

Our Motor Fuel Refunds Section processes claims for refunds on Illinois taxes paid on motor fuel you may have used for non-highway purposes. Typically, refunds are allowed for fuel used off-road such as in manufacturing, construction, landscaping, etc. No claims for refund can be made on dyed diesel. With proper documentation, 100% of your refund may be granted if your claim is filed in a timely manner.

How do I file a claim for refund?

You may file a claim for refund by completing and submitting Form RMFT-11-A. If you already have a Motor Fuel Refund account with the Illinois Department of Revenue, you may also submit your claim electronically using MyTax Illinois.  If you have a MyTax Illinois account, logging on, you can check to see if your claim has been processed.

Is there a time limit on how long I have to claim a refund?

Yes. If you are licensed with the Illinois Department of Revenue as a motor fuel distributor or supplier and you paid the motor fuel tax on gallonage later used for non-highway purposes, you have up to one year from when the tax was paid to submit a claim. If you are not licensed as a motor fuel distributor or supplier and you paid the motor fuel tax on gallonage you later used for non-highway purposes, you have up to two years from when the tax was paid to submit Form RMFT-11-A or file your claim from your MyTax Motor Fuel Refund account.

As a farmer am I allowed to claim a refund for the gasoline I use in my tractor? Am I allowed to claim a refund on undyed diesel I use in my tractor?

A claim for the tax you paid on the gasoline can be submitted. You cannot submit a claim for the undyed diesel.  You should use dyed diesel in your tractors.