Gas tax 2020

Siv

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True statement . 2 reports required.

Each form must be split into Jan thru June and July thru dec, thus twice yearly. If you combine those time frames into a single report they will simply ignore the receipts outside the reporting period and not tell you, leaving money on the table. Don’t ask me how I know.
 
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Fog Ducker!

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    WTF did Jay have to do with it!

    Ducker!
     
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    Mr Main22

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    Does California have a similar program?
    Do you have to be a business? I have over 1500 gallons of receipts when i took the boat out..just this year.
     
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    FVSerenity

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    In Washington you just have to buy gas for your boat.

    The wa road tax on gas is like 50c a gallon, you get that back but then they charge you sales tax on the value of the gas. You still come out ahead and like I said it will at least pay for one tuna trip so I’ll take it:)
     
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    Siv

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    It is any off road use - planes , farm equipment , generators. Some other states offer it, my Dad used to file for the refund years ago in Massachusetts.
     
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    kenzmad

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    In Washington you just have to buy gas for your boat.

    The wa road tax on gas is like 50c a gallon, you get that back but then they charge you sales tax on the value of the gas. You still come out ahead and like I said it will at least pay for one tuna trip so I’ll take it:)

    so, they tax us on a refund of the tax money we didn't have to pay? Oh, how I love living in Washington.
     
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    Tomictime

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    i always look to to the fishing boards for erudite discourse on tax policy and homophobic commentary....oh wait, that is what Parler is for...well, maybe the homophobic bits..

    The logic would be the foregone tax would have been applied to the general fund including boat ramps, etc whereas the road tax would apply to.....well roads.

    As for California, the residential street by my winter condo is wider than I5 North thru Seattle, and we have a bike lane. While by no means undertaxed, we have things we need....
     
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    Pipe Dream

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    i always look to to the fishing boards for erudite discourse on tax policy and homophobic commentary....oh wait, that is what Parler is for...well, maybe the homophobic bits..

    The logic would be the foregone tax would have been applied to the general fund including boat ramps, etc whereas the road tax would apply to.....well roads.

    As for California, the residential street by my winter condo is wider than I5 North thru Seattle, and we have a bike lane. While by no means undertaxed, we have things we need....

    The unclaimed (tax refund) portion of the road tax on fuel put into boats is supposed to go to a dedicated account for recreational motor boat marine access which is administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office - commonly referred to as RCO.

    FYI - Much of the money used to obtain and develop the Point No Point property was obtained from that account. A kayak launch does not provide a return to the folks who purchased the fuel and did not claim a refund believing that the money would be spent as intended under the successful initiative which established the account.

    Link: https://rco.wa.gov/

    Edit: I should have added that despite it being a dedicated account established by Initiative the Legislature raided it during the State's last fiscal crisis with the money sucked into the General Fund. Due to the time between the Initiative the raid was legal but certainly not right - and the money was never repaid.

    Here is a link to a better webpage: https://rco.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BFP-FactSheet.pdf.
     
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