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Beverage container deposits - helpful information for refund claims

If there is a shortfall in your Refund Value Account, you're entitled to claim a refund. You must, however, provide documentation that supports your claim.

To request a refund, you must submit all of the following:

  • Form MT-230, Claim for Refund of Beverage Container Deposits
  • copies of your Refund Value Account bank statements for the three months of the quarter
  • copies of your weekly Pricing Analysis report with the total deposits billed and the total redemptions highlighted (only the page with the totals is needed)
  • a detailed accounting of your beverage container deposit transactions for the quarter that you're seeking a refund

Here's an example of what the detailed accounting should look like:

For quarter period 09/01/10 - 11/30/10

DEPOSITS

REFUND VALUE ACCOUNT

Report Period Charged Redeemed Net Interest credited Service Charges Account Balance
09/01/10-09/04/10 Month 1 Week 1 Total $20,324.60 $8,254.45 $12,070.15     $12,070.15
09/05/10-09/11/10 Month 1 Week 2 Total $19,184.95 $10,063.20 $9,121.75     $21,191.90
09/12/10-09/18/10 Month 1 Week 3 Total $17,977.75 $27,822.20 -$9,844.45     $11,347.45
09/19/10-09/25/10 Month 1 Week 4 Total $17,889.10 $20,399.65 -$2,510.55     $8,836.90
09/26/10-10/02/10 Month 1 Week 5 Total $7,697.70 $3,081.40 $4,616.30     $13,453.20
Interest Earned    $1.83   $13,455.03
Service Charges   $37.00 $13,418.03
10/03/10-10/09/10 Month 2 Week 1 Total $20,000.70 $5,683.20 $14,317.50     $27,735.53
10/10/10-10/16/10 Month 2 Week 2 Total $18,996.40 $20,368.90 -$1,372.50     $26,363.03
10/17/10-10/23/10 Month 2 Week 3 Total $2,345.00 $6,354.00 -$4,009.00     $22,354.03
10/24/10-10/30/10 Month 2 Week 4 Total $22,567.00 $3,567.90 $18,999.10     $41,353.13
  Month 2 Week 5 Total           $41,353.13
Interest Earned    $2.46   $41,355.59
Service Charges    $15.00 $41,340.59
10/31/10-11/06/10 Month 3 Week 1 Total $7,895.05 $10,458.60 -$2,563.55     $38,777.04
11/07/10-11/13/10 Month 3 Week 2 Total $18,798.40 $16,586.55 $2,211.85     $40,988.89
11/14/10-11/20/10 Month 3 Week 3 Total $6,345.60 $18,556.45 -$12,210.85      $28,778.04
11/21/10-11/27/10 Month 3 Week 4 Total $25,001.75 $55,568.95 -$30,567.20     -$1,789.16
11/28/10-11/30/10 Month 3 Week 5 Total $0.00 $0.00 $0.00     -$1,789.16
Interest Earned   $2.06   -$1,787.10
Service Charges   $25.00 -$1,812.10
End of Quarter Balance   $205,024.00 $206,765.45   $6.35 $77.00 -$1,812.10

 

Here's an example of the information needed to complete the Beverage Container Web File for a quarter:

1 Total beverage container deposits credited to account for the quarter $205,024.00
2 Add interest and dividends credited to account for the quarter $6.35
3 Subtract beverage container deposits paid from account for the quarter $206,765.45
4 Subtract bank service charges on account for the quarter $77.00
5 Net balance in account at the end of the quarter ($1,812.10)
6 Multiply by 80% to determine the amount to be remitted to Tax Department 80%
7 Amount due to Tax Department $0.00
8 If filing an amended return subtract the amount paid with original filing and previous amended filings $0.00
9 Total Amount due to Tax Department $0.00
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