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Old 02-17-2017, 08:24 AM   #1
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Sent in my Ct. State motor vehicle fuel tax refund claim, just got the check in the mail, does any one else bother?
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Nope. Haven't for yrs since they watered it down with the use tax.
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I too felt like it just wasn't worth the bother, but they have their hand out for everything, I had some time to kill, so I spent 1/2 hour filling out the form for a $73 refund, that's $140/ hr not bad pay, and I have some of my $ back.
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In MA, the state tax dept. has made the marine gas rebate application form practically worthless , some might say duplicitous, since they take back the rebate by means of a "UseTax" before you get it. Plus only marine fuel purchased in the previous 6 months, not calendar or tax year , can be included in the application.All receipts with boat registration number on them must be included with itemized details .

http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dor/for...pdfs/gt-9m.pdf

Still, if one had all the correct receipts for purchases of say $6000 of marine dock gas at average of ~~$3.20/g in the past 6 months only , it might be possible to reclaim a little under $19 of the $393.75 ($0.21/g) gas tax paid .

However, if you still spent $6000 but your cost per gallon was less and thus purchased more total gallons , the refund would be relatively larger. That's because the refundable $0.21 gas tax is per gallon, and the added 6.25% use tax is per dollar spent.

For anyone thinking of applying in MA, it really only makes sense if you are diligent in sending off the form and receipts just less than 6 months after you started using the boat for the year. You can always send another refund request at the end of the year for any add'l marine gas expenditures if you think it's worth it..
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The state sure doesn't make it easy, here in ct. We can recoup a little better. My $73 refund was for the entire year 2016, I used 573 gals diesel costing $1,635
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Once they started taking use tax out, its not worth my time.
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The state sure doesn't make it easy, here in ct. We can recoup a little better. My $73 refund was for the entire year 2016, I used 573 gals diesel costing $1,635
No off road diesel without the taxes in marinas in Ct?
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As far as I can tell our diesel at the marina is taxed as on the road. The reembursement form doesn't account for all of it but at least it's something. Our marina does discount .10 for Sea Tow members.
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As far as I can tell our diesel at the marina is taxed as on the road. The reembursement form doesn't account for all of it but at least it's something. Our marina does discount .10 for Sea Tow members.
which marina?
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As far as I can tell our diesel at the marina is taxed as on the road. The reembursement form doesn't account for all of it but at least it's something. Our marina does discount .10 for Sea Tow members.
Is your marina diesel dyed for off -road use only?
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Yes it's dyed, also has valv-tech additive.
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Yes it's dyed, also has valv-tech additive.

Then I wouldn't think it's price would not include the refundable state highway tax.

Isn't the whole point of dyed vs undyed diesel to differentiate between non-highway-taxed off-road use fuel vs. taxed highway fuel?

FWIW, I only use gasoline but always the stabilized Valv-tect gas in the boat .It's also the least expensive marine gas around here, and never any quality issues. .
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