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Why do we pay highway tax for gas in our Boats?

Old 11-26-2007, 07:26 PM
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We get it all back in NH. If you use certain gas stations all the time, they do the paperwork for you.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:12 PM
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What about diesel though? We religiously use off-road diesel for our compressor. A boat is not used anymore for on-road use than that thing is?

I would find it tough for anyone to bust you for using a home based transfer tank to fill up your boat with red dyed fuel. (providing it was a trailered boat)
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:20 PM
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Road/highway tax on gas is used for roads/highways...repairs... filling pot holes.... right??
Where the hell does my taxes go when I fill up with 250gal?
Smoothing out the seas?? better markers on the channels??? yeaah rrright.

I have to check into the rebate and paperwork in Fla.
THe problem is most gas stations here only let you buy $50 or $75 at a time. When I did the Sarasote PR I went to 3 gas stations just to fill up. and I was still only 3/4 full. Grrrrr
But ..Thx... good point with this thread.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:29 PM
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W.K. good, thanks, MA does refund, need to save sales slips to file !

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:54 AM
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Not sure I am reading the attached form right, but does "REF" mean you can get the tax money back? I am in Michigan and would like to look into it as I always fill at inland stations.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:16 AM
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Ohio, .22/gallon refund, sounds good to me

See 2(b)
Here's what I found in Ohio:

2. Persons who have purchased motor vehicle
fuel on which the fuel tax has been paid may
receive a refund under the following conditions
(R.C. 5735.13, 5735.14, 5735.141,
5735.142, 5735.18):
(a) Fuel used in the following ways: to operate
or propel stationary gas engines; tractors
used for off-highway purposes; unlicensed
motor vehicles used exclusively in intraplant
(b) Motor fuel used by watercraft in the following
ways: vessels used entirely for commercial
purposes such as trade or fishing;
vessels used in Boy Scout training; vessels
used or owned by railroad car ferry companies;
vessels used or owned by federal,
state, and local governments.
(c) Fuel used for cleaning or dyeing.
(d) Motor fuel used by local transit systems
except for the one-cent bond retirement
(e) Motor fuel used in aircraft.
(f) One percent of the motor fuel tax paid on
fuel purchased by retailers to cover losses
from shrinkage and evaporation.
(g) Fuel lost or destroyed through theft, fire,
explosion, lightning, and other natural disasters.
(h) Any person, other than a dealer, who sells
the fuel or uses the fuel outside Ohio, or
who sells the fuel to the U.S. Government
or any of its agencies.

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Old 11-27-2007, 12:37 PM
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NH gives 18 cents per gallon back. Here is a link to the form
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