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Federal Budget 2022-23 | October: Fuel tax credits and transport
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Federal Budget 2022-23 | October: Fuel tax credits and transport

The Federal Government has announced an increase to the Road User Charge that will impact operators of heavy vehicles travelling on public roads.

Increase in road user charge

The Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge will increase from 26.4 cents per litre to 27.2 cents per litre for diesel fuel. The charge is collected by reducing the Fuel Tax Credit amount that can be claimed for fuel used by operators of heavy vehicles travelling on public roads.

This increase compounds on a previous increase in the Road User Charge from 25.8 cents per litre that commenced from 1 July 2022. The Road User Charge contributes to road maintenance and repair. With the removal of the excise reduction in September and fuel prices remaining high, operators of heavy transport vehicles will no doubt be dissatisfied with this measure.

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