​Our Motor Fuel Refunds Section processes claims for refunds of taxes paid on the motor fuel you may have used for non-highway purposes. Typically, refunds are allowed for fuel used off-road such as in manufacturing, construction, landscaping, etc. No claims for refunds can be made on dyed diesel. With proper documentation, 100% of your refund may be granted if you claim is filed in a timely manner.

How do I file a claim for refund?

You may file a claim for refund by completing and submitting Form RMFT-11-A. If you already have a Motor Fuel Refund account with the Illinois Department of Revenue, you may also submit your claim electronically using MyTax Illinois.

Is there a time limit on how long I have to claim a refund?

Yes. If you are licensed with the Illinois Department of Revenue as a motor fuel distributor or supplier and you paid the motor fuel tax on gallonage later used for non-highway purposes, you have up to one year from when the tax was paid to submit a claim. If you are not licensed as a motor fuel distributor or supplier and you paid the motor fuel tax on gallonage you later used for non-highway purposes, you have up to two years from when the tax was paid to submit Form RMFT-11-A or file your claim from your MyTax Motor Fuel Refund account.

As a farmer am I allowed to claim a refund for gasoline I use in my tractor? Am I allowed to claim a refund on undyed diesel I use in my tractor?

A claim for the tax you paid on the gasoline can be submitted. You cannot submit a claim for the undyed diesel. You should use dyed diesel in your tractors.

We may request additional information to support your claim. We will not process your claim if you estimate or round miles, gallons, hours, etc. Refund claims determined to be fraudulently filed are punishable by law.

If you have any questions, you can email us at REV.MF@illinois.gov or call us weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at  217 782-2291.