The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds Alabama farmers that April 2 is the deadline date for filing their 2011 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 auxiliary engines attached to tractors during 2011 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.

Any individual qualifying for a refund can get a claim form by writing to the Alabama Department of Revenue, Business and License Tax Division, Motor Fuels Section, P.O. Box 327540, Montgomery, Ala. 36132-7540, or calling (334) 242-9608.

For more information, contact Steve DuBose at (334) 242-9608 or