Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that fuel tax recovery is complicated and that many businesses are doing their excise taxes incorrectly, if at all. Our goal is to help you get the money your business deserves and offer long-lasting support and education that will benefit your business.

Here are some of the most common questions on excise tax recovery. Have another question that you don’t see? Get in touch with us!

If you operate any form of non-highway equipment that burns gasoline or diesel fuel and have not filed for a refund for state or federal fuel taxes, you are an ideal candidate for our services.

Your refund will be based on several factors, including total fuel consumption, equipment domiciles, amount of time equipment has been in use, etc. Get in touch with our team to learn what fuel tax refunds you may be eligible for.

There is no cost or obligation if we do not deliver fuel tax savings. Our fees are based on the successful recovery of federal and state fuel tax dollars.

No. Our fee is a percentage of the fuel tax refund we recover for you. You do not pay us anything until you are paid.

We will need a list of non-highway equipment, in-service dates, reefer hours, fuel invoices, form number used for annual federal tax filings, the month of the year your tax year ends, and federal I.D. number.

The first federal filing can go back three years from the date of filing. The state filing can range between three months to three years based on which state the filing is for.

The process is simple! Just call us toll-free at (972) 646-2230 or email us at One of our trained service representatives will walk you through our no-nonsense, easy-to-follow process. Or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Absolutely! Our fuel tax recovery experts have worked with several clients to help them recover additional fuel tax dollars. With the complexity of the laws and the variability between states, many companies do not maximize their fuel tax refunds.

Off-road means any vehicle or equipment that does not roll on the highway or roads. Examples are refrigeration units, forklifts, pumps, generators, mowers, front-end loaders. We will help you identify all qualifying off-road vehicles and equipment.

These terms refer to refrigerated trucks or units loaded on-highway vehicles. Refrigerated trucks can present the opportunity for significant fuel tax recovery.

Not necessarily. If your equipment has a separate engine that is mounted on a highway vehicle, you may be able to claim fuel tax recovery. Regulations vary among tax jurisdictions, but cement mixers, refrigeration units, and garbage trucks are examples of equipment that may qualify.

We know how to collect the data needed to maximize your fuel tax recovery. For example, by analyzing mileage logs and other information, we can gather reliable fuel data.

YES! We do the work, and you receive your tax refunds. Our clients consistently recover more money than they expected. Imagine how you can enhance your business using the money from your tax recovery, all with little effort on your part!

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to get money for your business!
Get in touch with the TIP team today to learn about how we can maximize your fuel excise tax recovery.