The Almost Qualified Dealer License

January 10, 2008

Well, today I got a letter from the State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Surprisingly it included an official Qualified Dealer Motor Fuel License. It is unsigned, and under the address section it says “Biodiesel Refining for Personal Use.”

Needless to say, I did not apply for a Qualified Dealer (Fuel Distributor) license.

Accompanying the License was a very nice letter from Jamie Taylor at the Department of Revenue. Here’s some excerpts:

Enclosed is an Alaska Department of Revenue Motor Fuel License… This has been issued solely as an instrument for filling your Motor Fuel taxes. The license number… should appear in the “Qualified Dealer Number” box on your tax return.

Please note that this license does not enable you to act as a State of Alaska Motor Fuel Qualified Dealer.

Thank you for taking the initiative to report your taxable biodiesel refinement and use.

It’s so refreshing to have helpful and reasonable folks at the tax department.

I do have the feeling that this is more for their benefit than mine, but now I can use the electronic payment system, since it requires a dealer number. I’ll let you all know how it goes when this month’s taxes are due.

Veg On!


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