About Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes


Use this form to claim a refund of excise taxes on certain fuel related sales.

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An ultimate purchaser of gasoline, gasohol, aviation gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, aviation fuel (other than gasoline), and liquefied gas (LPG) uses Schedule 1 to make a claim for refund.

Schedule 1 (form 8849)PDF

A registered ultimate vendor of un-dyed diesel fuel, un-dyed kerosene, kerosene sold for use in aviation, gasoline, or aviation gasoline uses Schedule 2 (Form 8849) to make a claim for refund.

Schedule 2 (Form 8849)PDF

Correction to Schedule 2 (Form 8849)

A person who has paid and reported a section 4081 tax to the government on taxable fuel uses Schedule 5 (Form 8849) to claim a refund of that tax if a prior section 4081 tax on that fuel has also been paid and reported to the government.

Schedule 5 (Form 8849)

Use this schedule for claims not reportable on Schedules 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8, including refunds of excise taxes reported on:

  • Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return;
  • Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return;
  • Form 730, Monthly Tax Return for Wagers; and
  • Form 11-C, Occupational Tax and Registration Return for

Schedule 6 (Form 8849)PDF

Instructions for Schedule 6 (Form 8849)

Registered credit card issuers use this schedule to make a claim for refund or payment of tax paid on:

  • certain sales of taxable fuel (diesel fuel, kerosene, and gasoline) to state and local governments, and
  • certain sales of gasoline to nonprofit educational organizations.

Schedule 8 (Form 8849)PDF

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