What is fuel tax credit?

Fuel tax credits (FTC) provide businesses with a credit for fuel used in such things as;

  • Machinery
  • Plant
  • Equipment
  • Heavy vehicles
  • and any light vehicles travelling off public roads or on private roads, such as road repair vehicles or farming vehicles driving on private property.

The credit amount you receive back really depends on when you acquire the fuel, what fuel you use and the activity in which you used it in.

Some fuels and activities are not eligible and rates also change regularly, so it’s important to check the rates each time you do your business activity statement (BAS).

How do I claim my fuel tax credits?

To make a claim for fuel tax credits you must be registered for:

  • GST when you acquired the fuel
  • and fuel tax credits when you lodge the claim

You can claim fuel tax credits for eligible fuel you acquired, manufactured or imported and use in your business.

Darryl Daisley, Pitcher Partners Director of Customs, Fuel Tax and International Trade, warns many businesses are not claiming credits properly, potentially missing out on entitlements.

Mr Daisley says the rules around who can claim fuel tax credits, under what circumstances and at what rate are complex. Over many years of working with the fuel scheme, he’s never seen anyone successfully claim their full entitlement without help.

We have developed a system to change this.

Have no fear, our FTC reporting software is here to help you!

We are excited to announce we have now added more value to our platform, and developed a fuel tax reporting system that helps you confidently claim the maximum return on fuel used.

Claim back the highest rates possible, and ensure you are not leaving any money on the table!

Our fuel tax credit reporting system is designed to assist in calculating the amount eligible to claim on fuel, based on the history of movement for selected vehicles. It uses the vehicle data, such as the GPS location, engine hours, idling and the vehicle type, to calculate the percentage of fuel consumed for public, private and auxiliary uses. Our intelligent system then returns an estimated dollar value on how much is eligible to be claimed.

With the right software and tools in your business, you can ensure you will claim back the maximum amount you are entitled to.

For more information, visit our Fuel Tax Credit page or get in touch with our team and let us help you uncover the amounts you are eligible to.

Thanks for reading!

As always, if you have any questions please reach out.


Meagan Berkhout
Marketing & Digital Media