July 1, 2015

Convenience Store Decisions: Fuel Taxes Increase in Six States

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Six states raise fuel levy to fund transportation projects to make up for federal deficits.

According to the Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), in an effort to replace federal transportation funding, six states will be raising the tax on fuel purchases. This tax increase goes into effect today, July 1, 2015 in Idaho, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Vermont as new laws take effect at the start of the states’ fiscal year. However, a seventh state, California, will be decreasing the fuel tax by six-cents-per-gallon.

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