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Fuel tax refunds may be applicable when motor vehicle and use fuel is used in equipment, for driving on private roads, or special situations.
  • Refund claims must be filed within 15 months from the date of purchase or invoice.
  • How you store or obtain your fuel changes the record requirements; refer to the refund tutorial.
  • Include all tax-paid fuel invoices with your claim.
  • A portion of the aircraft state gasoline tax is transferred to the Oregon Department of Aviation.
  • The state return rate as of January 1, 2016 is $0.19.
  • Refunds are not allowed for pleasure boats.
  • Tax collected transfers to the State Marine Board for use in boating safety, law enforcement and facility use.

Submitting a Refund

Refunds are submitted online through the Oregon Fuels Tax System. If you are a first time user, you will need to register with the system. Paper requests will be mailed back to sender. 
We provide tutorials for both the refund and registration process. If you have further questions, please contact us.

Jurisdictional Refunds

Motor vehicle fuel tax refunds are different across jurisdictions. For rules on the state tax refund, please visit Oregon Revised Statutes or Oregon Administrative Rule. Please see the below ordinances for refund information on any other jurisdiction in question.