H. R. 6243
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 11, 2008
Mr. Ramstad introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption from the Federal motor fuels excise tax for ground emergency and non-emergency ambulance services.
This Act may be cited at the
Ambulance Fuel Tax Relief Act of
Exemption for ground ambulance services transportation
Subsection (l) of section 4041 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:
Exemption for certain uses
No tax shall be imposed under this section on any liquid sold for use in, or used in, a helicopter or a fixed-wing aircraft for purposes of providing transportation with respect to which the requirements of subsection (f) or (g) of section 4261 are met.
Ground ambulance services
No tax shall be imposed under this section on any liquid sold for use in, or used in, any ground ambulance for purposes of providing medically necessary ambulance services described in section 1861(s)(7) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(7)). The preceding sentence shall not apply to any liquid sold or used after December 31, 2012.
Section 6427 of such Code (relating to fuels not used for taxable purposes) is amended by inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection:
Use To provide ambulance services
Except as provided in subsection (k), if any fuel on which tax was imposed by section 4041 or 4081 is used in an ground ambulance for a purpose described in section 4041(l)(2), the Secretary shall pay (without interest) to the ultimate purchaser of such fuel an amount equal to the aggregate amount of the tax imposed on such fuel. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any liquid used after December 31, 2012.
Time for filing claims; period covered
Paragraphs (1) and (2)(A) of section
6427(i) of such Code are each amended by inserting
Section 6427(d) of such Code is amended by striking
4041(l) and inserting
The amendments made by this section shall apply to fuel used in transportation provided in calendar quarters beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.