Claim a regional fuel tax (RFT) rebate

Claim a rebate of regional fuel tax (RFT) paid on eligible fuel use. (The Act and the Regulations refer to this as exempt use.)

Note the minimum claim amount is $20 (excluding GST).

Check if you’re eligible to claim a rebate

To claim you'll need:

  • Your RealMe login (What’s RealMe?)
  • Digital copies of your receipts / invoices for fuel purchases
  • Your bulk tank balances (if applicable)
  • Records of eligible fuel use

Is this your first claim?  You’ll need to register as a regional fuel tax rebate customer.
To do this you’ll also need:

  • A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
  • A Business Industry Classification code (BIC code)
  • A GST number, if you are registered
  • A fuel excise duty (FED) customer number, if you have one
  • Contact details
  • Details of eligible vehicles, vessels and/or machinery

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