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    How to submit your claim

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    You can claim fuel tax credits by lodging your BAS in one of three ways. You can:

    • submit a paper BAS
    • lodge electronically through the Business Portal
    • have your tax agent submit your claim for you via ELS – our electronic lodgment service.

    These claiming methods are explained in more detail below.

    Claiming using a paper business activity statement

    Once you are registered for both GST and fuel tax credits, your next BAS will include the fuel tax credit labels. You must claim your fuel tax credits on your BAS in the same way you claim your GST credits.

    Your BAS must be signed by a person authorised to act on behalf of the business.

    Claiming electronically

    If you are registered to deal with us online, you can lodge your BAS electronically through the Business Portal.

    If you already lodge your BAS using the internet, you have the software to claim your fuel tax credits electronically.

    Further information

    If you want to claim your fuel tax credits online, register by phoning us on 13 28 66 between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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    If you register to claim your fuel tax credits online, we will send you software with security tools to ensure the information you send via the internet remains secure and is authenticated by electronic signature. After you install this software on your computer, you can:

    • access your personalised electronic BAS
    • complete your claim as you would for a paper claim
    • transmit the completed form to us.
    Further information

    For more information about claiming electronically, visit Online Services.

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    Claiming via your tax agent

    Your tax agent may lodge your claim on the internet using the electronic lodgment service. This service is used by most tax agents to lodge business activity statements and income tax returns.

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