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How to Pay Assessment on Heating Oil and Fuel Oil Deliveries

Anyone who delivers heating oil or fuel oil to an end-user in the District is required to pay an assessment of $0.084 per gallon. This new requirement is effective October 1, 2019.

Section 201(c)(2)(C) of the CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, D.C. Act 22-583 (to be codified at D.C. Official Code § 8–1774.10(b)(2A)), states: “There shall be imposed upon a person who delivers heating oil or fuel oil to an end-user in the District [of Columbia], whether for industrial, commercial, or residential use,  an assessment of $0.084 per gallon, calculated on sales.” Funds collected from the assessment will be deposited into the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund which provides funding for clean energy programs.

Entities delivering heating or fuel oil to the District must pay the assessment before the 21st day of the month following the delivery. For example, if a heating or fuel oil delivery is made during the month of October 2019, the first payment to the District will be due by November 20, 2019.

Heating and fuel oil deliverers may recover the assessment as a surcharge on a customer’s bill. Customers who pay the surcharge should be made aware of the assessment through a line item on their sales receipt. The line item should include the amount of the assessment per gallon, the total gallons delivered, and the total amount of the assessment paid by the customer. 

Please contact Mackenzie Mathews at [email protected] or (202) 671-3042 to obtain instructions on how to pay the assessment.

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