Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Date Ended:2003
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Transport, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy
Agency:Australian Taxation Office

The Energy Grants Credits Scheme (EGCS) operated from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2006 for diesel users. On 1 July 2006, the EGCS closed for diesel fuel and was substantially replaced by fuel tax credits. There was a 12 month sunset period under EGCS for claiming diesel fuel purchased before 1 July 2006 which ended on 1 July 2007. Grants are still available for alternative fuel under the EGCS for road transport providing eligibility criteria are met. The aim of the scheme was: -To provide assistance to regional areas, by a Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme (DAFGS); -To reduce the cost of diesel and certain other fuels used in transporting goods and passengers, and to extend the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme (DFRS) to additional activities and other specified fuels; -To allow the full rebate to activities now receiving only a part rebate.

This record is superseded by:Energy Grants Credit Scheme - Alternative fuels
This record supersedes:Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grant Scheme

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