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    Excise duty is levied on petroleum products in Australia. Customs duty applies (at the same rate) to imported petroleum products. The ATO administers fuel schemes that aim to:

    • cut fuel costs by providing a credit for the fuel tax (excise duty) included in the price of fuel, when used for specified activities
    • support and encourage the environmentally sustainable management and recycling of used oil
    • encourage the manufacture and importation of fuels that have a reduced impact on the environment.

    The fuel schemes for the 2008-09 financial year were:

    • fuel tax credits
    • product stewardship for oil program
    • cleaner fuels grants scheme.

    This chapter contains statistics on grants or benefits paid under these fuel schemes for the 2008-09 financial year.

    OVERVIEW

    For the 2008-09 financial year:

    • total grants paid under the fuel tax credits scheme were $5,065 million, a 7.7% increase over 2007-08
    • total benefits paid under the product stewardship for oil program increased by 11.2% from 2007-08 to $40 million
    • grants totalling around $102 million were paid under the cleaner fuels grants scheme.
     
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