Nevada Revenue and Taxation
Sec. § 365.535
Proceeds of tax on motor vehicle fuel paid on fuel used in watercraft for recreational purposes.


1.

It is declared to be the policy of the State of Nevada to apply the tax on motor vehicle fuel paid on fuel used in watercraft for recreational purposes during each calendar year, which is hereby declared to be not refundable to the consumer, for the:

(a)

Improvement of boating and the improvement, operation and maintenance of other outdoor recreational facilities located in any state park that includes a body of water used for recreational purposes; and

(b)

Payment of the costs incurred, in part, for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of chapter 488 of NRS.

2.

The amount of excise taxes paid on all motor vehicle fuel used in watercraft for recreational purposes must be determined annually by the Department by use of the following formula:

(a)

Multiplying the total boats with motors registered the previous calendar year, pursuant to provisions of chapter 488 of NRS, times 220.76 gallons average fuel purchased per boat;

(b)

Adding 566,771 gallons of fuel purchased by out-of-state boaters as determined through a study conducted during 1969-1970 by the Division of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, University of Nevada, Reno; and

(c)

Multiplying the total gallons determined by adding the total obtained under paragraph (a) to the figure in paragraph (b) times the rate of tax, per gallon, imposed on motor vehicle fuel used in watercraft for recreational purposes, less the percentage of the tax authorized to be deducted by the supplier pursuant to NRS 365.330.

3.

The Department of Wildlife shall submit annually to the Department, on or before April 1, the number of boats with motors registered in the previous calendar year. On or before June 1, the Department, using that data, shall compute the amount of excise taxes paid on all motor vehicle fuel used in watercraft for recreational purposes based on the formula set forth in subsection 2, and shall certify the ratio for apportionment and distribution, in writing, to the Department of Wildlife and to the Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the next fiscal year.

4.

In each fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall, upon receipt of the tax money from the Department collected pursuant to the provisions of NRS 365.175 to 365.190, inclusive, allocate the amount determined pursuant to subsection 2, in proportions directed by the Legislature, to:

(a)

The Wildlife Account in the State General Fund. This money may be expended only for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of chapter 488 of NRS and for the improvement, operation and maintenance of boating facilities and other outdoor recreational facilities associated with boating. Any money received in excess of the amount authorized by the Legislature to be expended for such purposes must be retained in the Wildlife Account.

(b)

The Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Such money may be expended only as authorized by the Legislature for the improvement, operation and maintenance of boating facilities and other outdoor recreational facilities located in any state park that includes a body of water used for recreational purposes.
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