A Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Georgia Department of Revenue to ensure that licensed distributors pay all the motor fuel taxes they collect. The bond amount is based on 3 times the monthly tax liability subject to a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $150,000. The cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to Get a Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 

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Who needs this surety bond?

A Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond is required for businesses that participate in certain activities related to motor fuels in the state, but not for typical gas stations or convenience stores. Here’s who typically needs thisGeorgia Motor Fuel Distributor's Bond bond:

  • Businesses that produce, refine, blend, or manufacture motor fuels
  • Companies that import or export motor fuel for sale
  • Distributors who sell motor fuel to the U.S. government

There are some exceptions though:

  • Businesses selling only non-taxable fuel (like for off-highway use) in small quantities (less than 1,000 gallons per month or 12,000 per year) may be eligible for a non-bonded license.
  • Aviation fuel licenses don’t require a bond.

If you’re unsure whether your business needs this bond, it’s best to check with the Georgia Department of Revenue or consult with a professional about your specific situation.

How to get a Georgia motor fuels tax license

Before you begin:

The application process involves:

  1. Completing the Application:
    • Use form CRF-007 provided by the Georgia Department of Revenue https://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/560-9-3.
    • The form requires information like your business details, tax ID numbers, and estimated fuel volumes (if applicable).
  2. Obtaining a Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond:
    • The bond amount varies based on your estimated tax liability, but it’s typically three times your monthly tax liability for the past year with a minimum of $1,000.
  3. Paying the Application Fee:
    • There’s a $10 application fee that you can pay online through the Georgia Tax Center.
  4. Registering Online:

Additional Points:

  • Gas stations and convenience stores typically don’t require this license.
  • There are different license types for different fuel types (gasoline, diesel, special fuels).
  • Non-bonded licenses with lower filing requirements are available for businesses selling small quantities of non-taxable fuel.

For detailed instructions and requirements, refer to the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Motor Fuel Registration page https://dor.georgia.gov/taxes/motor-fuel-tax.

The information provided above is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  Do not rely solely on the information presented here as a substitute for professional legal counsel.

How to Get Your Georgia Motor Fuel Distributor’s Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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