Advance fuel tax refund (DER)

Benefit now from the new “advance fuel tax refund (DER)” service.

With this service option, UTA refunds its customers the fuel tax in advance so that they receive their money once they meet all requirements. This means that you do not have to wait for the tax authorities to refund the money, which in some cases can take several months or even years.

Selecting “DER” means choosing 30 days processing time, which begins once all necessary documents have been received provided the contractual minimum refund amounts per refund country have been met.

For you, the short processing time of DER means optimised cash flow and effective planning.

The following table explains UTA’s DER refund process, powered by NIKOSAX.

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Claim your UTA advance fuel tax refund (DER) today. Our customer service will be happy to advise you.

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Frequently asked questions:

Who is DER for?

DER eligibility requirements:

  • The company is active in the transport sector, either with HGVs with a permissible total weight of at least 7.5 t or buses of the category M2 or M3 with more than 8 passenger seats.
  • The company is based in an EU country

You can find information about additional requirements in our general terms and conditions as well as in our conditions and facts sheets for the respective refund country.

When does DER start?

DER is already in force and can be applied for by existing and new fuel tax customers.

How much does DER cost?

The price for the new DER registrations is 12.5% of the total refund amount.


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