WEST virginia legislature
2019 first extraordinary session
House Bill 111
By Delegates Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Miley
[By Request of the Executive]
[Introduced May 20, 2019]
A BILL to amend and reenact §11-14C-30 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to refunds of excise taxes collected from dealers of petroleum products under certain circumstances; and increasing a cap on the amount of tax that may be refunded for fuels lost through evaporation.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 14C. MOTOR FUEL EXCISE TAX.
§11-14C-30. Refund of taxes erroneously collected, etc.; refund for gallonage exported or lost through casualty or evaporation; change of rate; petition for refund.
(a) The commissioner is hereby authorized to refund from the funds collected under the provisions of this article any tax, interest, additions to tax or penalties which have been erroneously collected from any person.
(b) Any supplier, distributor, producer, retail dealer, exporter or importer, while the owner of motor fuel in this state, that loses any invoiced gallons of motor fuel through fire, lightning, breakage, flood or other casualty, which gallons having been previously included in the tax by or for that person, may claim a refund of a sum equal to the amount of the flat rate of the tax levied by section five of this article paid upon the invoiced gallons lost.
(c) Any dealer as defined
in §47-11C-2 of this code, and any bulk plant in this state that purchases or
receives motor fuel in this state upon which the tax levied by section five of
this article has been paid, is entitled to an annual refund of the flat rate of
the tax levied by section five of this article for invoiced gallons lost
through evaporation: Provided, That only the owner of the bulk plant
that is also the owner of the fuel in the bulk plant may claim this refund for
invoiced gallons lost through evaporation. The refund is computed at the flat
rate of tax levied per gallon under this article on all invoiced gallons of
motor fuel actually lost due to evaporation, not exceeding one
half of one
percent of the adjusted total accountable gallons, computed as determined by
(d) Every supplier, distributor or producer, retail dealer, exporter or importer is entitled to a refund of the flat rate of the tax levied by section five of this article from this state of the amount resulting from a change of rate decreasing the tax under the provisions of this article on motor fuel on hand and in inventory on the effective date of the rate change, which motor fuel has been included in any previous computation by which the tax levied by this article has been paid.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the cap on the amount of tax that may be refunded to a dealer of petroleum products for gallons lost due to evaporation.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.