The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds Alabama farmers that April 1isthe deadline date for filing 2012 state fuel tax refund claims with the ADOR.

Due to recent changes in Alabama’s motor fuel tax law, the 2012 refund period covers fuel purchases made between Jan. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2012.

Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Alabama’s motor fuel tax law no longer provides for this refund for fuel purchases made after Sept. 30, 2012.

The 2012 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 2012 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 early this month.

Any individual qualifying for a refund may obtain a claim form by writing to the following address: Alabama Department of Revenue, Business and License 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, contact the department’s Motor Fuels Section at (334) 242-9608, or e-mail