Fuel tax credits rates increased from 1 August 2017
Fuel tax credits have increased for fuel acquired after 1 August 2017, in accordance with the CPI increase. These rates are indexed twice a year.
Fuel tax credits provide businesses with a credit for the fuel tax (excise or customs duty) that's included in the price of fuel used in:
- heavy vehicles
- light vehicles travelling off public roads or on private roads.
The amount depends on when you acquire the fuel, what fuel you use and the activity you use it in. Fuel tax credits rates also change regularly so it's important to check the rates each time you do your business activity statement (BAS).
Some fuels and activities are not eligible including fuel you use in light vehicles of 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM) or less, travelling on public roads.
If you think you may be eligible to claim fuel tax credits in your next business activity statement (BAS) contact your GMD team member.