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Old 07 December 2004, 06:35   #1
Country: UK - Wales
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Commercial Fuel Duty Rebates


Can you please help me clarify something. Previous threads have mentioned that in order to reclaim duty on petrol your RIB needs to be coded for 12 + passengers. I have looked at the HMCE website and downloaded the guide that they have produced on the above. It doesn't mention this as a requirement.

Can I claim the duty back for a boat coded for less than 12?



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Old 07 December 2004, 07:07   #2
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Yes you can claim it back here are the guidlines qouted from Excise notice 263 Mat 2000
check to see if you comply with any of these . No mention of the Number of Passengers
If you own or charter a private pleasure craft you cnnot claim releif .However , if you have a business which hires out vessels then you may be able to claim releif even where the vessel is used for pleasure purposes.For example , as long as you comply with the other requirements of this notice , you can claim releif on:
marine voyages of boats used for pleasure trips carrying paying passengers :
marine voyages of boats hired out for diving , fishing , water skiing ect
carrying paying passengers and or appropriate equipment and or providing specialised services
Below are some examples of hires and eligibility of releif
If you hire out a boat , with crew you can claim releif on the fuel used
If you hire out a boat , without cew and the hirer uses the boat for pleasure purposes , you cannot claim releif on the fuel used as this is a private charter
If you , as the hirer or owner of a boat , take paying passengers on a diving/fishing trip , you can claim relief on the fuel used if this is a marine voyage
If you , as the hirer or owner of a boat , take non-paying passengers on a diving /fishing trip you cannot claim releif on the fuel used as the voyage is entirely for pleasure purposes
so there you go no mention of how many passengers you carry if still unsure give them a call on 01912011752
hope this helps you
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Old 07 December 2004, 09:07   #3
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I can confirm what Tim has said.

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