Fuel Duty: hydrocarbon oil used as fuel to produce energy for the treatment or production of hydrocarbon oil (HO53)

Use the online service or the postal forms HO53 to request approval to claim partial repayment of Hydrocarbon Oil Duty.


Apply online (sign in using Government Gateway)

Apply by print and post

Apply by post

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You should apply for approval if you pay the rebated rate of Excise Duty on oil used to fuel a power plant that treats or makes hydrocarbon oil. To apply, you can either:

  • use the online service
  • fill in the form on-screen, print and post it to HMRC
  • print the postal form, fill in by hand and post 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.

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

Before you start using the postal forms

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Published 15 July 2014
Last updated 16 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. An online form service is now available.
  2. First published.