Section .0100 – License And Bond

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SUBCHAPTER 12B – GASOLINE, DIESEL, AND BLENDS

 

SECTION .0100 – LICENSE AND BOND

 

17 NCAC 12B .0101          RESERVED

 

17 NCAC 12B .0102          EXPORTER'S

LICENSE

An exporter of motor fuel from North Carolina that is not

licensed as a distributor must have an exporter's license.  An applicant for an

exporter's license must meet the same licensing requirements as an applicant

for a distributor's license, except the requirement of filing a bond.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.65(a)(5);

105‑449.72;

Eff. August 1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0103          LICENSED DISTRIBUTOR CONSIDERED TO BE

LICENSED AS AN IMPORTER

A licensed distributor is considered to have a license as an

importer when the following apply:

(1)           All motor fuel is purchased from an elective or

permissive supplier; and

(2)           the person reports, in the application for a

license as a distributor, each state from which the distributor intends to

import motor fuel.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.65;

105‑449.69;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0202 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0104          NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL STATES

A person who imports or exports from a state different from

those listed on an application for license, shall give written notification to

the Secretary of the name of such state.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.69(d);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0203 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0105          AMOUNT OF BOND OR IRREVOCABLE LETTER

OF CREDIT REQUIRED

The amount of motor fuel bond or irrevocable letter of

credit shall be rounded to the nearest one thousand dollars ($1,000).  If the

amount required is exactly between two one thousand dollar ($1,000) increments,

the amount shall be rounded to the higher of the two.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.72;

Temporary Adoption Eff.. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0204 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0106          TYPES OF ACCEPTABLE BONDS

A surety bond is acceptable to the Motor Fuels Tax Division

if it is filed on Form Gas-1212 and executed by a surety company licensed to do

business in this State.  A bond secured by collateral is acceptable to the

Division if it meets the requirements of 17 NCAC 12A .0303.  When a financial

institution provides the Division with the necessary data for a bond secured by

collateral, the Division prepares a Pledge of Collateral and gives this

document to the applicant for execution.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105-262; 105-449.72;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August

1, 1998;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0205 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0107          IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT

The Motor Fuels Division will accept an irrevocable letter

of credit executed on the Department's Form Gas 1220.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.72;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0206 effective November 1,

2002.

 

section .0200 – tax and liability

 

17 NCAC 12B .0201          RACING FUEL

Racing fuel that meets all of the following requirements is

not considered gasoline under G.S. 105-449.60 and is not subject to the per

gallon excise tax:

(1)           Has an octane rating of 110 or higher;

(2)           Contains lead;

(3)           Does not contain detergent additives;

(4)           Does not conform to the Reid Vapor Pressure

standards for reformulated or oxygenated gasoline; and

(5)           Does not meet ASTM specifications for gasoline.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.60;

Eff. August 1, 2003.

 

section .0300 – payment and reporting

 

17 NCAC 12B .0301          REPORTING INFORMATION IN THE PROPER

REPORTING PERIOD

All motor fuel transactions must be reported on the tax

return for the month or other filing period in which the transaction occurred

and may not be carried over to a return for a subsequent period.  If, after

filing a return, a person discovers information that affects the return, the

person must file an amended return for the affected period and must pay any

tax, penalty, and interest due with the amended return.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.90;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0301 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2003.

 

section .0400 – refunds

 

17 NCAC 12B .0401          DOCUMENTING SALES TO EXEMPT ENTITIES

A distributor or another vendor that sells motor fuel to an

exempt entity may document the sales using third-party vendor lists or computer

runs if the lists or runs are in a format the distributor cannot alter.  A

person that uses vendor lists or computer runs to document sales must keep

copies of sales invoices to support the exempt sales.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.105;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0501 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0402          cLAIM FOR REFUND FOR SALES TO EXEMPT

ENTITIES

Part 1 of Form Gas-1206 applies to a distributor or another

vendor that sells tax-paid motor fuel to an exempt entity at a price that does

not include the per gallon excise tax.  Part 2 of Form Gas-1206 applies to a

credit card company that issues a credit card to an exempt entity that allows

the entity to purchase tax-paid motor fuel at a price that does not include the

per gallon excise tax.  Part 3 of Form Gas-1206 applies to an exempt entity

that purchases motor fuel at a price that includes the per gallon excise tax. 

A person who submits Form Gas-1206 must complete the applicable Part of the

form and submit copies of sales or purchase invoices, as appropriate, with the

form.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.105;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0502 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0403          OFF‑HIGHWAY REFUND APPLICATION

INFORMATION

The following

information must be given on the application for refund of tax paid on motor

fuels used for off‑highway purpose:

(1)        Name of

machinery or equipment in which motor fuels will be used and engine or motor

number;

(2)        Type of

storage equipment used for storing motor fuels used for highway and off‑highway

purposes and storage capacity;

(3)        If the

applicant is a farmer, each kind of crop and number of acres under cultivation;

(4)        Make,

type of vehicles, model and license number, if motor fuel is used in licensed

motor vehicles from the same storage tank from which off‑highway

equipment is serviced;

(5)        Number

of gallons of motor fuel on hand at the beginning of refund period and number of

gallons on hand at the end of the refund period;

(6)        Number

of gallons used for off‑highway purposes; and if motor fuel is used from

same storage to operate both licensed motor vehicles and off‑highway

equipment, the number of gallons used during the refund period in licensed

motor vehicles.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0503 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0404          OFF-HIGHWAY REFUND INVOICE

REQUIREMENTS

An invoice for each purchase of motor fuel must be submitted

with the claim for refund for purchases made for off‑highway use during

the refund period.  Invoices must show the date of purchase, the name of both

the purchaser and seller, the address of the seller, the number of gallons

purchased, the price per gallon, and the amount paid.  A daily, weekly, or

monthly statement of purchases of motor fuel is acceptable provided it is

prepared by the seller and shows all of the information on each purchase of

motor fuel that is required on an individual invoice.  Invoices and statements

showing alterations or erasures are not acceptable.  If

no claim for refund was filed for the preceding refund period, an invoice or

statement must be attached to substantiate inventory at the beginning of the

refund period.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262;

105-449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1,1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0504 Eff. November 1, 2002.

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0405          OFF-HIGHWAY USERS with COMMON STORAGE

FACILITIES

No refund is due on motor fuel used to operate the engine of

a motor vehicle licensed to travel on the streets and highways, unless

otherwise provided by law.  If motor fuel is used from the same storage tank

from which both licensed motor vehicles and off‑highway equipment are

serviced, a daily use record must be kept to substantiate the amount withdrawn

for licensed motor vehicles and non‑licensed equipment.  These records

must be kept for three calendar years from the date the claim for refund was

due to be filed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0505 effective November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0406          STATIONARY ENGINE MOUNTED ON A

LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE

No refund is due on motor fuel used to

operate a stationary engine mounted on a licensed motor vehicle, except as

identified in G.S. 105-449.107, if the motor fuel is used from the same storage

tank mounted on the vehicle for the purpose of operating both the stationary

engine and the engine used to operate a licensed motor vehicle over the streets

and highways.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0506 effective November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0407          OFF‑HIGHWAY USERS WITH SEPARATE

TANKS

If separate tanks are used for storage of motor fuels for

highway and off‑highway use, the seller must indicate on the invoices at

the time of delivery whether the motor fuel is for highway or off‑highway

use.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 205‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0507 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0408          DEALERS DELIVERING FUEL INTO OFF‑HIGHWAY

EQUIPMENT

Dealers of off‑highway equipment powered by motor fuel

may receive a refund on motor fuel placed into their equipment provided there

is no charge for the fuel when the equipment is sold.  If the motor fuel is

sold, the purchaser may receive a refund on the motor fuel purchased and used.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0508 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0409          VEHICLES WITH SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT

LICENSE

A claimant operating a vehicle with a special mobile

equipment tag is not entitled to a refund on any fuel that is used in operating

the motor vehicle on the streets and highway.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0509 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0410          REMOVAL OF LICENSE PLATE

(a)  In order to obtain a refund, a person may remove his

license plates and surrender the plates to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles,

or his agents, or the Motor Fuel Tax Division, North Carolina Department of

Revenue, for the period the vehicles will not be operating on the streets and

highways.

(b)  Any person requesting a refund on tax paid motor fuel

used in motor vehicles on which the license plates have not been removed and

surrendered will have the refund claim disallowed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0510 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0411          municipal corporation and city transit

system

(a)  Municipal Corporation. -- A municipal corporation

exempt under G.S. 105-449.88 is an entity identified by statute as a municipal

corporation or an entity that meets the definition of "municipality"

in G.S. 105-273.

(b)  City Transit System. -- The Department determines the

area that is included within a city transit system in accordance with Rule

R2-69 of the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  This Rule is incorporated by

reference and the incorporation includes any future changes to the rule.  The

rule can be obtained free of charge from the Chief Clerk at the Utilities

Commission, (919) 733-7328.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105-262; 105-449.88;

105-449.106;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August

1, 1998;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0511 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12B .0412          PROPORTIONAL refunds

(a)  Operators of vehicles identified in G.S. 105‑449.107

must file Form Gas-1200C to obtain a refund of tax paid motor fuel used in the

operation of these vehicles.

(b)  The claim for refund requires an accounting of tax paid

motor fuel purchased and used.  Invoices for tax paid motor fuel must be

submitted with the claim for refund.

(c)  The following records must be kept to support a claim

for refund:

(1)           Mileage records by vehicle.  The records

must include odomoter or hubmeter readings.

(2)           Fuel records by vehicle.

(3)           Cubic yards of concrete mix delivered, by

vehicle; or tons of compacted waste hauled, by vehicle; or tons of bulk feed or

fertilizer hauled, by vehicle; or tons of mulch or other similar materials hauled,

by vehicle.

(4)           Withdrawal records kept in accordance with

17 NCAC 12B .0405, if withdrawals of motor fuel from bulk storage are used to

service vehicles for which a refund is requested.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.107;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0512 effective November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12b .0413          OFF-HIGHWAY AND nonprofit organization

REFUNDS

(a)  In order to obtain a refund of tax paid on motor fuel,

the following claims for refund must be filed:

(1)           Persons using tax paid motor fuel, in other

than licensed vehicles, must file Form Gas-1201; or

(2)           Volunteer fire departments, volunteer

rescue squads, "sheltered workshop" organizations recognized by the

Department of Human Resources, city transit systems, and private non‑profit

organizations transporting passengers under contract with or at the express

designation of units of local government must file Form Gas-1200; or

(3)           Operators of taxicabs must file Form

Gas-1200B to obtain a refund for tax paid motor fuel used in transporting fare‑paying

passengers.

(b)  The claims for refund require an accounting of tax paid

motor fuel purchased and used.  Invoices for tax paid motor fuel must be

submitted with the claim for refund.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.106;

105‑449.107; 105-449.108;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0513 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

17 NCAC 12b .0414          ELIGIBILITY FOR REFUNDS

To enable the Secretary or a person designated by the

Secretary to prepare audits, bulk‑end users, retailers, and users of

motor fuel must maintain the following records for a period of three years:

(1)           Users:

(a)           All fuel receipts, highway and non-tax-paid;

(b)           Quarterly odometer readings, regardless of

weight classification;

(c)           Purchase and disposition dates of fleet

vehicles with beginning and ending odometer readings;

(d)           List of current vehicles by registered gross

weight; and

(e)           List of motor carrier decals received,

indicating the decals applied to vehicles and those still on hand.

(2)           Bulk‑End Users:

(a)           All fuel receipts, highway and non-tax-paid;

(b)           Withdrawal statements of highway and

non-highway fuel from bulk storage facilities;

(c)           Quarterly odometer readings, regardless of

weight classification;

(d)           Purchase and disposition dates of fleet

vehicles with beginning and ending odometer readings;

(e)           List of current vehicles by registered gross

weight;

(f)            Quarterly beginning and ending inventory of

highway and non-highway fuel; and

(g)           List of motor carrier decals received,

indicating the decals applied to vehicles and those still on hand.

(3)           Retailers:

(a)           All fuel receipts and bills of lading;

(b)           Quarterly totalizer meter readings;

(c)           Fuel availability schedules;

(d)           Intrastate mileage records; and

(e)           Quarterly beginning and ending inventory of

highway and non-highway fuel.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.121;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January

1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0514 Eff. November 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. August

1, 2003.

 

SECTION .0500 – ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

 

17 NCAC 12B .0501          RSERVED

 

17 NCAC 12B .0502          RECORD‑KEEPING REQUIREMENTS OF

BULK‑END USERS, RETAILERS, AND USERS

To enable the Secretary or a person designated by the

Secretary to prepare audits, bulk‑end users, retailers, and users of

motor fuels must maintain the following records for a period of three years:

(1)           Users:

(a)           All fuel receipts, highway and non‑tax‑paid;

(b)           Quarterly odometer readings, regardless of

weight classification;

(c)           Purchase and disposition dates of fleet

vehicles; and

(d)           List of current vehicles by registered gross

weight.

(2)           Bulk‑End Users:

(a)           All fuel receipts, highway and non‑tax‑paid;

(b)           Withdrawal statements of highway fuel from

non-tax-paid bulk storage facilities;

(c)           Quarterly odometer readings, regardless of

weight classification;

(d)           Purchase and disposition dates of fleet

vehicles; and

(e)           List of current vehicles by registered gross

weight.

(3)           Retailers:

(a)           All fuel receipts and bills of lading;

(b)           Meter readings;

(c)           Fuel availability schedules; and

(d)           Intrastate mileage records.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.121;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 1996;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;

Recodified from 17 NCAC 09K .0602 effective November 1,

2002.

 

17 NCAC 12b .0503          LICENSED VEHICLES USING DYED DIESEL

FUEL

The penalties set out in G.S. 105-449.117 for using dyed

diesel fuel in a highway vehicle that is licensed or required to be licensed

may be assessed whenever the presence of dye is detected in a sample taken from

the fuel tank of the vehicle.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105‑262; 105‑449.117;

Eff. August 1, 2003.