October 16, 2019

What is the Gas Tax Rate Per Gallon in Your State?


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Every state levies excise taxes on motor fuel, including gasoline, to pay for transportation infrastructure. People who drive far distances or heavy vehicles tend to pay more tax, which helps offset the wear-and-tear they inflict on the roads.

The tax rates identified in this map include state and local excise and sales taxes on gasoline, as well as various fees, as calculated by the American Petroleum Institute (API). These taxes are levied in addition to the federal government’s 18.4-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax.