Fuel bonus: what it is and how to get it

Fuel bonus: what it is and how to get it

The increase in the price of fuel is a direct consequence of the current geopolitical situation: a consequence that, unfortunately, falls entirely on the citizen and on the road haulage companies. To cope with the emergency, the government has included in the Aid Decree a facility for companies of this type, called a fuel bonus.

Within the platform created ad hoc and managed by the Excise, Customs and Monopoly Agency it will be possible, starting from 3 pm today, 12 September, to send the request for the fuel bonus: it consists of a tax credit of 28% of the expenses incurred by the trucking companies for the purchase of diesel fuel during the first quarter of 2022. But what are the requirements necessary in order to submit the request for fuel bonusAnd when it’s possible to do it? Find out here all the details of this benefit to find out how to get it.

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Who can apply

Only those will be able to apply on the platform companies with registered office or permanent organizer in Italy, that I am officially registered in the national register of road hauliers and the national electronic register of 2022 as soon as they want to send their application. Another fundamental requirement that governs the sending of the fuel bonus concerns the activity of these companies: the tax credit will be granted only to those engaged in logistics and freight transport on behalf of third parties and using vehicles whose mass is equal to or even greater than 7 and a half tons; the engines of these vehicles must be diesel category Euro 5, or higher.

How to submit the application

The submission of the application will be facilitated by the platform prepared by the Excise, Customs and Monopoly Agency. To access the site you will need to have a digital identity, i.e. SPID, CIE or CNS. Inside the platform you will find two sections: the first is necessary to insert the requestthe second is instead useful to consult it status of the application that you have sent. On this platform created ad hoc it will therefore be possible to insert an instance, be it the first one you send or one filled in from scratch, replacing a previous request that was not accepted. Then there are a series of data and documents that you need to have in order to apply:

  • Invoice file, which include: SDI identification of the invoice, the type of invoice, the amount of the same and the refund amount, i.e. that portion of the amount used for Euro 5 and Euro 6 vehicles
  • License plate files, in which they appear: SDI identification of the invoice, license plate, rental agreement if present and the country code of the vehicle

Such as the timing and methods of receiving the bonus

The resources made available by the Aid Decree correspond to almost 497 million euros; it will be possible to send the application for the tax credit of 28% (excluding VAT) from today, 12 September, and during the next 30 days. The financial resources made available by the state will be sent on the basis the chronological order of the submission of applications; to use the tax credit received, the F24 form must be submitted through the services of the revenue agency. We also remind you that the fuel bonus is absolutely cumulative with other types of concessions: the only limit to accumulation is set when the use of these credits leads to an overrun of the cost incurred by the road haulage company.

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And the petrol bonuses?

This facility is fully part of that category of proposals, be they private or state, created in order to reduce as much as possible the costs against the continuous rise in diesel prices; thinking about it, for example, even Google Maps, whose algorithm has begun to prefer routes with less environmental impact and greater fuel savings. Among these solutions, also the petrol bonus: despite the similarity of the name, fuel bonus and gasoline bonus they are two different benefits. If the first, in fact, is aimed at companies, the second was created for employees and consists of petrol vouchers sold free of charge by private companies to their employees, for a fee that does not exceed 200 euros per worker. This bonus does not contribute to the formation of income, and is consequently (fortunately) tax free. Furthermore, this benefit should not be requested by the worker, but is given by the company, if foreseen.

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