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TIP 18B05-02 - Refund of Taxes Paid on Fuel Used for Agricultural Shipments After Hurricane Irma 150+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

Tax Information Publication TIP No: 18B05-02

Date Issued:May 18, 2018

Refund of Taxes Paid on Fuel Used for Agricultural Shipments After Hurricane Irma

Certain purchases of motor or undyed diesel fuels are exempt from state and county taxes imposed under parts I and II of Chapter 206, Florida Statutes. This exemption excludes the 2-cent constitutional fuel tax and the 0.125 cent inspection fee paid on fuel placed in the storage supply tank of a gasoline powered motor vehicle.

To qualify for the exemption, the following conditions must be met: 

  • The fuel must be purchased and used in Florida between September 10, 2017, and June 30, 2018. 
  • The fuel must be used in a motor vehicle driven or operated on public highways for agricultural shipment. “Agricultural shipment” means the transportation of any agricultural product from a farm, nursery, forest, grove, orchard, vineyard, garden, or apiary to an agricultural processing or storage facility.

The exemption is only available through a refund of tax from the Department of Revenue. Taxpayers seeking a refund must submit Form DR-26IF – Application for Refund – Fuel Used for Agricultural Shipments to the Department by December 31, 2018. This application is available on the Department’s website at or under the “Refunds” category at

Reference: Section 59, Chapter 2018-118, Laws of Florida

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This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

For forms and other information, visit the Department’s website at or call Taxpayer Services at 850-488-6800, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services 

MS 3-2000, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112.

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