Claim back fuel duty for your safety boats

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Nigel
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Claim back fuel duty for your safety boats

Post by Nigel » Thu May 31, 2012 6:19 pm

I am told that the minimum claim for 3 years is £250 so to get that you would have to spend around £150 per year on fuel

The rules apparently:


2.4 How may a safety/rescue vessel qualify for relief?

You can claim relief if you use the vessel solely as a safety or rescue vessel throughout the marine voyage, or if you combine the safety/rescue function with another, commercial, purpose. You may not be able to claim relief if you use the vessel for pleasure at the same time as you are carrying out the safety/rescue function.

For example, provided that you comply with the conditions set out in this notice, you can claim if you make a marine voyage:

§ in a vessel which is acting as a 'declared facility' for public authorities, (for example, the coastguard);

§ where your vessel is acting as a 'safety vessel' for a yacht club or sailing association race or regatta and you carry only an appropriate complement of safety-trained personnel and no other passengers; or

§ where your vessel is acting as a 'safety vessel', as above, and you also carry paying passengers for the trip.

However, you would not be able to claim for a marine voyage where your vessel is acting as a 'safety vessel', but where you are also carrying non-paying spectators or passengers. On this occasion you are using the vessel for pleasure purposes and are therefore not eligible to claim the relief.

We may check your claim for relief on these voyages, and below we have listed some of the evidence we may expect to find to confirm that your vessel was used as a safety or rescue vessel during the voyage.

We would expect:

§ you to equip a safety or rescue vessel with appropriate supplies such as lifesaving equipment, and to carry personnel trained in marine safety and rescue techniques,

§ the voyage to coincide with events or training exercises which require a safety or rescue function, unless you are carrying out routine patrol or standby duties in a vessel such as a coastguard vessel or oil rig safety vessel,

§ to find a reference to your vessel's safety or rescue function in the records of the organisation using it, and

§ to find some evidence that you had used the vessel for a commercial function, if you make all or part of your claim on that basis.

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Re: Claim back fuel duty for your safety boats

Post by neil » Thu May 31, 2012 7:08 pm

Chapter and verse is on the HMRC site

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPort ... P209_23527
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Re: Claim back fuel duty for your safety boats

Post by Graham T » Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 pm

We looked into this for Kielder but were told that as we did not use our rescue boats at sea we were not entitled to claim duty back...
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