Pumping petrol tax refunds into your account

All petrol sold in New Zealand contains a tax of 83.4 cents per litre. This is known as excise duty and is designed to help fund the costs of the road network. It is administered by the NZ Transport Agency.

When this petrol is used by businesses that operate vehicles or machinery off the public road, the excise duty can be claimed back. However, many businesses don’t know this – or the complicated claim process makes it not worth the hassle.

That’s where NZ Petrol Refunds comes in. Our 5-step process could save you thousands of dollars every year.

1. Get in touch

Call us or send an email. We’ll arrange to visit your business (if practicable) or set up a phone or Skype meeting to start your claim.

2. Gather information

Claim back your road tax on petrol used in mowers, outdoor power equipment, rollers and off-road vehicles.

3. We submit your claim

Once we have all your information we will deal directly with the NZTA on your behalf. We submit a claim to the NZTA for the last 24 months of your petrol usage. That’s eight separate claims – one for each financial quarter.

4. Get your first refund

When the NZTA pays out your first claim, we will forward payment to your bank account minus our fees.

5. Ongoing refunds every quarter

NZ Petrol Refunds will then file refund claims every three months based on your petrol purchases and usage for that quarter.


To claim your petrol tax refund, call us on

09 777 2030

or fill in your details. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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