Fuel taxes may not be something that the average person thinks about a lot, but fleets certainly have to consider them, as fuel makes up over half of most fleets’ budgets. The fuel tax funds the Highway Trust Fund for projects that improve our country’s roads, bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure. It is vital as our infrastructure ages to ensure that we stay on top of maintenance and repairs. While there is a federally mandated 18.4 cents of tax on regular gasoline and 24.4 cents on diesel fuel, actual gas tax amounts vary in each state. Find out which states have the cheapest tax, the most expensive tax, and the state fuel tax rates in between.
Cheapest Fuel Taxes
In breaking down fuel tax by state, most people want to know where to find the cheapest fuel taxes. The least expensive state is Alaska. The next most affordable states are Hawaii, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas. We break those prices down below.
Highest Fuel Taxes
Another aspect people look out for when looking at fuel tax by state is the most expensive fuel tax. High tax rates can lead to significant increases in fuel budgets for fleets that operate out of these states and may pose challenges for small businesses. Pennsylvania has the highest gas tax, followed by California, Washington, New Jersey, and New York. We break down these prices below.
Other Fuel Taxes
Of course, other states’ fuel taxes range everywhere in between these prices. Find your state’s fuel tax on the list below if it wasn’t included in one of the lists above.
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