Iowa Fuel Tax Information
Our Motor Fuel Application will be down for maintenance on Sunday March 18th from 10:00 pm through Monday March 19th 10:00am. Taxpayers using the system during this window and experience an issue, will need to attempt again later or after the maintenance window. We apologize for any inconveince.
Income Tax Credits and Sales/Use Tax Refunds for Use, Sale, and Production of Fuel
Income tax credits have been instituted in recent years that relate to the use, sale, and production of fuel; however, these credits do not impact fuel tax. A sales/use tax refund is also available for producers of biodiesel. To access forms and information regarding these credits and refunds, go to our income or sales tax forms page or view this summary (pdf).
Do you need to cancel your fuel tax permit? You can cancel online.
You must remit Fuel taxes electronically.
Find out how; please reference our Electronic Payment Options page and the Iowa Authorization for Electronics Funds Transfer Form (pdf).
Many of the Department's online forms are fillable. Adobe Reader Version 11 includes a new feature which allows the form to be saved after it is filled out. Download your free copy of Adobe Reader.
In 2013, the Iowa legislature enacted House File 640 to protect the rights of distributors and dealers to blend fuel. The law prohibits oil refiner’s supply agreements from limiting the ability of distributors and dealers to offer the ethanol and biodiesel blends of their choice. Use this Webform to report suspected fraud. We will keep your e-mail address confidential and will not use it for any other purpose.