The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds Alabama farmers that March 31 is the deadline date for filing their 2010 state fuel tax refund claims with the ADOR.

The refund claims are based on portions of the state excise tax paid by farmers on gasoline and “clear” motor fuel used in tractors or any auxiliary engines attached to tractors during 2010 for agricultural purposes.

The refund rate is 11 cents per gallon for gasoline and “clear” motor fuel.

The refund provision also allows Alabama farmers transporting biomass to electricity-generating facilities to receive a fuel tax refund up to $1,000.

Farmers who have previously filed refund claims with the ADOR were mailed forms in January. Any individual qualifying for a refund may obtain a claim form by writing to the following address: Alabama Department of Revenue, Sales, Use and Business Tax Division, Motor Fuels Section, Post Office Box 327540, Montgomery, Ala. 36132-7540, or telephone (334) 242-9608.

For more information on the fuel tax refund, farmers may contact the department’s Motor Fuels Section at (334) 242-9608.