Reclaim excise duty on oils put to certain uses

Use the online service or postal form HO29 to reclaim Excise Duty on mineral oils put to certain uses.


Claim online (sign in using Government Gateway)

Claim by post


You must be an approved person to be able to make a claim for repayment.

The claim for repayment must be for an amount over £250 and the claim must cover a period of at least 2 months but not more than 3 years.

You can either:

  • use the online service
  • fill in the form on-line, print and post it to HMRC

To use the online service, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you use the service.

If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Before you start using the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You cannot save a partly completed form so we suggest you gather all your information together before you begin to fill it in.

Get relief for mineral oil put to certain uses (Excise Notice 184A)
Guidance on getting relief from Excise Duty on oil put to certain uses. This is known as the Industrial Relief Scheme or the Tied Oils Scheme.

Excise Duty hydrocarbon oils rates and allowances
Guidance on the Excise Duty rates for oils.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 24 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. Information about delays in processing Fuel Duty relief claims of up to 3 months has been added.

  2. An online forms service is now available.

  3. First published.