Motor Fuel Tax Electronic Filing Program
Welcome to the Michigan Department of
Treasury's Motor Fuel Tax Electronic Filing Program.
Before you can participate
in the Motor Fuel e-file program, you must complete the appropriate application
and the Trading Partner Agreement.
Partner Agreement (fillable)
Motor Fuel Electronic Filing Application (fillable)
There are two file methods to
choose from: Web direct fillable forms and File Transfer Protocol.
Web Direct Fillable Forms are much like completing a paper form. You
simply log on to the motor fuel e-file Web site and fill out the electronic
form. Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline (LPG) Dealers, Retail Marine Diesel Dealers
and Terminal Operators (annual returns only) must file using Web Direct Fillable
Forms filing option.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) includes ANSI X.12 813 4030 and ASCII Flat
File. A successful test file must be submitted before you can begin filing your
motor fuel tax returns. An Excel spreadsheet is available to anyone wanting to
file via ASCII Flat File.
Excel Spreadsheet to create
Exporter's, Carrier's, Transporter's Blender's, Retail Marine's,
Supplier's/Permissive Supplier's and Terminal Operator ASCII File Format:
EXCEL SPREADSHEET TO CREATE ASCII FILE FORMAT
A user ID and password will be
provided within 7-10 business days after receipt of your completed application
and Trading Partner Agreement. Only the contact person shown on the application
can receive the user ID and password.
If you have tax questions or are having
difficulty accessing the web site, please contact the Michigan Department of
Treasury, Special Taxes Section at (517) 636-4600.
For more information on the Motor Fuel e-file program, please refer to the e-file publications and forms listed below.
Mandate Notice - Supplier Notice of Electronic Filing
Mandate Notice - Terminal Operator Notice of Electronic Filing
Mandate Notice - Exporters,
Importers, Carriers, Transporters, Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline, Retail Marine
Diesel Dealers and Blenders
Filing Information, February 2004
Notice to All Filers of Electronic Returns
Except those Filing Web Direct Forms
Effective immediately, when submitting an amended return you must
resubmit all TIA codes as they will not carry forward from the original return.
For all other data, you should only submit the changed or additional
transactions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (517)
Specifications and Related Publications
Inventory Tax for Biodiesel and Ethanol
|File specifications and related
publications for the Motor Fuel e-file program.
Effective January 1, 2008 the fuel tax rate for undyed diesel fuel containing at
least 5% biodiesel is increased to 15 cents per gallon and the fuel tax rate for
gasoline containing at least 70% ethanol is increased to 19 cents per gallon. An
inventory must be taken on December 31, 2007 and an Alternative Fuels Inventory
report is due by January 22, 2008.