Bob Donnellan

Bob is our Motor Fuel Tax Subject Matter Expert. He has over 36 years of experience in motor fuel compliance and tax preparation. For 19 years he served on the FTA Motor Fuel Uniformity Project, uniformity chair, and as a FTA Basic Training Instructors for motor fuel. 

Bob Donnellan

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Gas Tax Holiday

Gas tax holiday: impact of changes in motor fuel tax rates

In response to record-high gas prices, several states have suspended fuel taxes and many others are considering similar actions.

Gas Tax by State

Gas tax by state for 2024

Check out current gas tax by state including gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, and jet fuel tax rates for 2024. Plus, see which states have the highest and lowest excise tax rates.

Resources for motor fuel tax filers

Resources for Motor Fuel Tax Filers

Explore jurisdiction filing requirements for excise tax compliance, see the tax rates for your state, and read up on legislation.


What Happens When You File Your Motor Fuel Excise Taxes Late

Explore the potential ramifications for late filers in the motor fuel industry and offer tips for filing timely and avoiding hits to the bottom line.


How to Maximize Motor Fuel Business Profits through Excise Tax Strategy

Discover several strategies your excise tax team can use to contribute to the bottom line and examples you can utilize to communicate upwards in your organization to showcase your tax team’s value.


2023 FTA Panel Discussion: Fuel Tax Technology for Compliance

Here are some of the takeaways from the 2023 Federal Tax Administrators' annual Motor Fuel Section Conference if you missed the discussion.


3 Key Takeaways From the 2023 FTA Motor Fuel Section Conference

If you couldn’t attend the 2023 Motor Fuel Tax Section Conference, we wanted to highlight some of the trends we noticed throughout the three-day event.


4 Key Takeaways From the 2022 FTA Motor Fuel Section Conference

Here are our key takeaways from the 2022 FTA Motor Fuel Section Conference.


Making Sense of New Diesel Types in Excise Tax Reporting

As the industry continues to develop new fuel blends, it can be challenging to understand how to report them. Here is a breakdown of the renewable diesel category and how it can impact your reporting practices:


A Spotlight on Fuel Pipelines: Issues and What Tax Analysts Can Control

Learn about the use of pipeline transportation and how we can react to changes in the process going forward.


Will the Gas Tax Become Extinct?

In a world where fuel-efficient vehicles dominate the roads, the traditional gas tax faces extinction. As governments explore alternatives like the Vehicle Miles Traveled fee, the battle between gas guzzlers and eco-friendly cars intensifies, sparking debates over sustainability and tax reform.

Motor Fuel Excise Taxation

[Comprehensive Guide] Motor Fuel Excise Taxation

Dive into the details of excise tax in the motor fuel industry, why it can be challenging, and how it impacts the day-to-day business of tax teams.