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  • News Release

    Special Use Fuel License Fee for Natural Gas and Propane

    The 2014 Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4131 which allows a person to pay an annual special use
    fuel license fee in lieu of the per gallon tax for vehicles powered by natural gas and propane. The effective
    date of the new legislation is July 1, 2015.
    Motor vehicles weighing more than 26,000 lbs. subject to the Oregon weight-mile tax do not qualify for
    registration to pay the annual special use fuel license Fee.
     To apply for and pay the special use fuel license fee, visit the Oregon Automated Fuels Tax System website here. The program will begin on July 1, 2015.
    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Tom Lacey (503) 378-6789 Thomas.B.LACEY@odot.state.or.us
    Doug Kleeb (503) 378-5773 Douglas.J.KLEEB@odot.state.or.us
  • News Release
    Notice to Motor Vehicle Fuel Dealers
    Effective January 1, 2016, the fuel tax rate for AvGas increases to eleven cents ($ .11) per gallon,
    and the tax rate for jet fuel increases to three cents ($ .03) per gallon.
    In late December on early January, revised forms will be available on our website and the Oregon Fuels Tax System will be updated to reflect the new rates. The January 2016 tax report due February 25, 2016 will be the first report reflecting the new tax rates. If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact the Fuels Tax Group by e-mail at odotfuelstax@odot.state.or.us or by telephone at (888) 753-2525. You may also contact us by mail at:
                                                                                  Oregon Department of Transportation
                                                                                  Fuels Tax Group MS21
                                                                                  355 Capitol St NE
                                                                                  Salem, OR 97301


  • News Release
    Notice to Sellers
    This notice is to clarify some issues regarding retail and non-retail (cardlock) reporting. Oregon law recognizes two types of sellers – retail and non-retail. Non-retail facility, as defined by law, is: (a) an unattended facility accessible only by cardlock card and not associated with a retail facility or (b) an unattended portion of a retail facility separate from the retail operations and accessible only by cardlock card. Any facility that does not meet the definition of a non-retail facility is taxed as a retail facility. Retail sales facilities include traditional ‘service stations’, truck stops, fleet fueling operations, and keylock facilities if they cannot produce an invoice for each individual sale.
    Now that your customers may use cardlock cards as payment cards at selected retail facilities, we want to clarify the reporting requirements for these situations.  


    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Pat Foley          (503) 378-3962          Patrick.M.FOLEY@odot.state.or.us
    Doug Kleeb        (503) 378-5773          Douglas.J.KLEEB@odot.state.or.us
  • News Release

    Fuels Tax Introduces the new Fuels Tax System

      The new on-line Fuels Tax System will be available July 1, 2015.  System functionality includes:
    ·         License Applications
    ·         Tax Reporting (Effective for July reports filed in August)
    ·         Refund Claims

    ·         Natural Gas/Propane Flat Fee Registration


     All our current licensees have accounts set up in the new system.  During July, those licensees will be able to complete the set-up of their account, and be prepared to file their July tax reports in August. Others will be able to begin the process to become licensed, file refund claims, or register for the Natural Gas/Propane Flat Fee option. 
    Go to the Online Filing link or click here to access the system.  If you have any questions, please contact:
    The Fuels Tax Group    (888) 753-2525
    Dan Paull                     (503) 378-6542
    Doug Kleeb                  (503) 378-5773
Fuel Tax Programs Current Topics
  • Fuels Tax Reporting System Replacement Project Update

It's hard to believe, but it has been over a year since we held the kick-off meeting for the new Fuels Tax Reporting System. A lot has happened during the year. We are working with our vendor (Avalara) to implement its Zytax Government software. Some of the steps that have been taken include:

  1. We have updated our Administrative Rules. If you haven't seen the draft rules and would like to review and comment, please let one of us know. 
  2. We've updated our forms. This includes license applications, bond forms, refund claim forms and our tax forms.

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 If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact one of us:

Douglas Kleeb Fuels Tax Group Manager
(503) 378-5773 Douglas.J.KLEEB@odot.state.or.us
For questions regarding the Fuels Tax Reporting System Replacement project, contact:​ ​
Dan Paull System Manager
(503) 378-6542 Daniel.D.PAULL@odot.state.or.us
For questions regarding the Natural Gas/Propane flat fee, contact:​ ​
Tom Lacey Fuels Tax Auditor
(503) 378-6789 Thomas.B.LACEY@odot.state.or.us