How much does a motor fuel excise tax bond cost in West Virginia?
The West Virginia State Tax Department’s Internal Auditing Division - Excise Tax Unit requires motor fuel suppliers, importers, distributors, blenders and exporters to post surety bonds. The required bond amount must be equal to 3 times the applicant’s tax liability. If the applicant imports motor fuel from a state in which the seller is required to collect a fuel excise tax at the state’s rate, the bond amount required must be between $2,000 and $300,000. If the applicant is an importer who imports motor fuel from a state that is not required to collect a fuel tax at the state’s rate, he or she must post a bond in an amount between $100,000 and $2,000,000. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.
These bonds are subject to underwriting, so the price you’ll pay depends not only on your required amount of bond coverage but also on a review of your personal credit report. Because so many factors contribute to the price of this bond, we suggest submitting a bond request so that our experts can provide you with a personalized bonding experience.
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Call 1 (800) 308-4358, or click here, to begin the bonding process. We can typically provide your free bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application.
Why do I need this bond?
By posting a West Virginia motor fuel excise tax bond, principals (motor fuel professionals) pledge to comply with provisions of Chapter 11, Article 14C of the Code of West Virginia. Specifically, the bond guarantees that principals will account for and pay all motor fuel taxes and penalties due to the state.
If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects the state from resulting financial losses.
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What’s the fine print?
Motor fuel excise tax bonds in West Virginia remain in full force and effect until violated or canceled. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation via registered mail to the principal and the state. Cancellation becomes effective 60 days after the notice is postmarked. An annual renewal notice is not required.
The license type of the applicant (supplier, permissive supplier, terminal supplier, importer, distributor, blender or exporter) must be indicated on the bond form.
How to get a motor fuel excise tax bond in West Virginia
To become a licensed motor fuel supplier, importer, distributor, blender or exporter in West Virginia, applicants must provide the following:
- legal business or corporation name
- trade name or DBA
- federal certificate of registry number
- physical/mailing addresses of the business
- license type
- business type
- types of products
More licensing information can be accessed from the Additional Resources section of this page. Take the first step toward becoming a licensed motor fuel professional in West Virginia by purchasing the surety bond you need!
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