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Texas Motor Fuel Tax Bonds


Texas Fuel Tax Bond Information

Certain Texas motor fuel license holders are required by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to furnish a bond to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Texas statutes and payment of state fuels taxes. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel, permissive suppliers, distributors importer, exporters, distributor/aviation fuel dealers, or blenders or exporter/blenders must post a bond equal to two times the maximum amount of tax that could potentially accrue on tax-free gasoline purchased or acquired during a reporting period.

The minimum bond is $30,000. The maximum bond amount/coverage is $600,000. Dyed Diesel Fuel bonded users shall post a bond equal to two times the maximum amount of tax that could accrue on tax-free diesel fuel purchased or acquired during a reporting period. The minimum bond is $10,000 and the maximum bond is $600,000. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) dealers must post a bond equal to two times the maximum amount of tax that could accrue on CNG or LNG produced, purchased, acquired, sold or delivered during the reporting period. The minimum bond is $30,000 and the maximum bond is $600,000.

How Much Does a Fuel Tax Bond Cost in Texas?

Motor Fuel Tax Bond

$30,000 Bond

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Who is responsible for Gasoline and Diesel tax?

  • The net gallons of gasoline or diesel fuel removed from the terminal rack or imported into Texas, other than in the bulk transfer/terminal system.
  • The terminal operator in Texas unless at the time of removal the terminal operator has a terminal operator's license issued for the facility from which the gasoline is withdrawn, the terminal operator verifies that the person who removes the gasoline has a supplier's license, and the terminal operator does not have a reason to believe that the supplier's license is not valid.
  • The gallons of gasoline or diesel blended in Texas outside the bulk transfer/terminal system.
  • The gallons of gasoline or diesel brought into Texas in the fuel supply tanks of a commercial motor vehicle licensed as an interstate trucker, or an IFTA licensed vehicle (Texas Tax Code (TTC) 162.101).

Who is responsible for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tax?

When compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) is sold or delivered to a motor vehicle's fuel supply tank by a licensed CNG/LNG dealer in Texas, the dealer collects the tax. Those who deliver CNG or LNG from their own storage into their own vehicles are also required to be licensed CNG/LNG dealers.