Missouri Department of Revenue director Wayne Wallingford briefs Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on December 29, 2021, as Governor Parson listens (file photo courtesy of the governor's Flickr page)

Missouri DOR: save your gasoline tax receipts for three years

Missouri Department of Revenue director Wayne Wallingford briefs Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on December 29, 2021, as Governor Parson listens (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page)

Missouri’s revenue director is encouraging you to file electronically for a state gas tax refund.

Missouri lawmakers approved an increase in the state gasoline tax in 2021, and state Department of Revenue (DOR) director Wayne Wallingford notes the bill included a refund provision.

“We’re just trusting the taxpayers to go ahead and fill out the form with the correct information and then just save the receipts for a later time. But they only need to keep them for three years, and we certainly don’t want them here at the (Missouri) Capitol,” Wallingford says.

Missouri’s 2021 gas tax increase requires motorists to keep gasoline receipts and records for three years. There is a three-page form on the DOR website you’ll need to fill out, to obtain a refund.

“If you do it electronically, we’re estimating right now, we don’t really know how many people are going to do this. But we’re just estimating electronically you should get it in about five business days,” says Wallingford.

Last year’s bipartisan bill signed into law by Governor Parson increases Missouri’s gasoline tax by 12.5 cents per gallon by 2025.

You can listen to our full interview with Director Wallingford here on our website.

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