Motor Fuels and Excise Tax

Weaver’s motor fuels and excise tax professionals have decades of experience delivering tax savings, minimizing overpayments, reducing audit risks, and assisting clients in tax controversy disputes. In addition to resolving complex tax filing challenges, we work with internal tax compliance departments to deliver customized training programs and assist with streamlining compliance reporting processes. Contact us about these motor fuels and excise tax exemptions: interstate inventory transfers, exported fuel, foreign fuel, idling fuel, non-transportation equipment, off-road usage, power take-off systems, sales tax fuel exemptions and theft, disruption and contamination.

Our motor fuels and excise tax services include:

Research and Consulting
Registration and Reporting Assistance
Federal / State Audit Assistance
Overpayment Recovery (Reverse Audits)


Research and Consulting

Leverage our industry knowledge and experience to get the information you need, when you need it.

  • Multistate and federal taxability guidance
  • New business activities impact analysis
  • Federal and state certificate retention and exemption application
  • Blender tax credits
  • Renewable fuels

Registration and Reporting Assistance

Save staff time and avoid tax penalties by letting us manage your registration and reporting requirements.

  • License Registrations
    • Federal Form 637
    • Terminal operator
    • Motor fuels tax
    • Inspection / environmental
  • Return and Report Preparation
    • Quarterly Federal Form 720
    • Monthly state motor fuels
    • ExSTARS

Federal / State Audit Assistance

We know the ins and outs of an audit from start to finish, and you will get the benefit of both informal and formal knowledge and experience. Our team can handle all phases of the audit process.

  • Audit risk and preparedness assessment
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Pre-audit planning
  • Audit representation and defense
  • Penalty abatements
  • Settlement negotiation

Overpayment Recovery (Reverse Audits)

If you have been paying too much, we will help identify areas for tax recovery through reverse audits.

  • Identify and secure all available fuels / excise tax exemptions, deductions and credits
  • Evaluate and qualify specific equipment types to maximize applicable exemptions
  • Develop and implement enhancements for fuel consumption tracking

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Leanne Sobel

Leanne Sobel

Director, Motor Fuels and Excise Tax Services

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Leanne Sobel, J.D., has over 15 years of experience in legal tax matters. Her career focus includes federal and state tax and…

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