Motor Fuels (gasoline, diesel fuel, blended fuel and aviation fuel) that are purchased and used for specific purposes, may be eligible for a refund of all or part of the Virginia motor fuels tax that was paid. Refund applications must be received by DMV within twelve months of the date the fuel was purchased. For the applicable fuels tax rates, refer to Fuels Tax Rates.
Virginia Motor Fuel law lists fuel uses eligible for refund. A few categories of fuel uses that may be eligible for refunds are listed below. To view the full list of eligible categories, refer to Fuel Uses Eligible for Refunds.
To apply for a fuels tax refund, refer to Fuel Tax Refund System.
All applications for fuels tax refunds require the applicant to certify the validity and accuracy of the contents submitted. First time refund applicants and certain refund types require the fuel receipts/tickets/invoices to be submitted to DMV. Otherwise, applicants must retain the fuel receipts, paid ticket, invoice, or other documents to support the information on the application for a period of four years in case of an investigation. Fuel receipts must contain the following information:
The preferred method for applying for a fuels tax refund is online. Online submission allows you to submit and track the status of your refund(s) at your convenience and reduces processing time so you will receive your refund sooner than if submitted by mail.
Applications submitted by mail should be sent to:
For additional forms or information, contact us.