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#12418537 - 09/07/17 09:39 PM Gas tax refund for boaters
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2664
Loc: Beckville, TX
I didn't know this but maybe some of you did. I was told that boat gas was not subject to all of the road tax that is placed on each gallon of gasoline since a boat does no damage to the roads. You can apply for a refund each year for a portion of the fuel tax you paid while putting gas in your boat. It probably wouldn't add up to a lot for someone like me but it could be a chunk of change for a fishing guide. Anyway, here's a link to the form needed. Anyone chime in that has experience with this.
https://comptroller.texas.gov/forms/06-106.pdf

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#12419009 - 09/08/17 09:32 AM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
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Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 2631
Loc: Longview, Tx
What do you mean by boat gas? Where do you get boat gas? How would they know the difference it you put it in your boat or your truck? I'm not being a smart arse, I've just never heard of this. Are they considering boat gas marinas on the lake that you can only pull up to via boat?

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#12419034 - 09/08/17 09:50 AM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
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Loc: Lewisville
Any fuel you use in a vessel (and some other categories, like purely off-road vehicles) is exempt from highway taxes.

When I submit my reimbursement claim, I sometimes have to provide proof that I own a boat (copy of title card is adequate), and have been asked once for copies of my receipts showing the total number of gallons pumped. I always keep boat fuel receipts in an envelope in the console of my truck and mark them "BOAT FUEL".
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I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/

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#12419300 - 09/08/17 01:54 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
When I lived there, mine was around $45. Enough for one tank. And they do add up the receipts to make sure the total matches your claim amount.
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#12419370 - 09/08/17 02:49 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
bogey♂ Offline
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I'm pretty sure that a lawnmower fits in this category also
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#12419416 - 09/08/17 03:26 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: Pintail711]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: Pintail711
What do you mean by boat gas? Where do you get boat gas? How would they know the difference it you put it in your boat or your truck? I'm not being a smart arse, I've just never heard of this. Are they considering boat gas marinas on the lake that you can only pull up to via boat?


Any fuel used for offroad is tax free. But you have to file for the refund.
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#12419438 - 09/08/17 03:50 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
texoma2010 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 55
Loc: Wichita Falls Texas
thanks for the info, going to start keeping my receipts for all my off road equipment,

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#12419784 - 09/08/17 09:44 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
I love fishing Offline
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Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 1781
Loc: Ft Worth, Tx
How would they know if you are being dishonest? I'm going to start keeping all my receipts.
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#12419815 - 09/08/17 10:39 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: I love fishing]
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Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 2631
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: I love fishing
How would they know if you are being dishonest? I'm going to start keeping all my receipts.


That's what I'm saying.

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#12420531 - 09/09/17 06:39 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
Slab Killa Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 139
Gonna try to get my CPA to cook the books on this one

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#12421358 - 09/10/17 04:00 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: I love fishing]
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Perry Mason

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 21904
Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: I love fishing
How would they know if you are being dishonest? I'm going to start keeping all my receipts.


Well, if you're trying to claim 100 gallons a year for a 14' aluminum jonboat with a 30hp motor, you're probably ok, as 2 gallons a week is realistic.

But if you try to claim 1,000 gallons a year on that same boat, they might say something.
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I can't give legal advice yet, but this site may have some of the answers you need: https://texaslawhelp.org/

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#12422070 - 09/11/17 06:24 AM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
hawghoover Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 665
Loc: Lewisville Tx
wow thats about $400 a year for my pontoon! @ 48 cents a gallon !

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#12422421 - 09/11/17 11:21 AM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 740
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Started doing this couple of years ago gets me about a tank and A half of State of TX pd gas. Need to keep all receipts in case of audit though. Think the rebate is like .23 per gallon.
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#12422517 - 09/11/17 12:41 PM Re: Gas tax refund for boaters [Re: bush hog]
Fishin' Nut Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 6863
Loc: Huntsville, AL
The receipt must also show the number of gallons, as this is what is used to calculate your refund.
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