Gas tax by state for 2022

Written by: Bob Donnellan

Gas Tax by State

See current gas tax by state. We’ve included gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, and jet fuel tax rates for 2022. Plus, see which states have the highest and lowest excise tax rates.

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    Gas tax by state

    See the current motor fuel tax rates for your state as of November 2022.

    On top of excise taxes, many states also apply fees and other taxes including environmental fees, inspection fees, load fees, clean-up fees along with LUST taxes, license taxes, and petroleum taxes.

    Rates below are not inclusive of prepaid sales tax or local taxes.

    Alabama $0.28 / gallon $0.29 / gallon $0.095 / gallon $0.035 / gallon
    Alaska $0.0895 / gallon $0.0895 / gallon $0.047 / gallon $0.032 / gallon
    Arizona $0.18 / gallon $0.18 or $0.26/ gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.035 / on 1st 10 million gallons after that no fuel tax applies
    Arkansas $0.245 / gallon $0.285 / gallon no tax no tax
    California $0.539 / gallon $0.41 / gallon $0.18 / gallon $0.02 / gallon
    Colorado $0.22 / gallon $0.205 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.04 / gallon
    Connecticut $0.0 / gallon*** $0.492 / gallon*** 8.1% petroleum products gross earnings tax 8.1% petroleum products gross earnings tax
    Delaware $0.23 / gallon $0.22 / gallon $0.23 / gallon $0.05 / gallon
    District of Columbia $0.342 / gallon $0.342 / gallon $0.235 / gallon $0.235 / gallon
    Florida $0.33425 / gallon $0.19 / gallon $0.0427 / gallon $0.0427 / gallon
    Georgia $0.00 / gallon $0.00 / gallon $0.01 / gallon No Fuel Tax with a Form MFD-03
    Hawaii $0.16 / gallon $0.16 / gallon $0.01 / gallon $0.01 / gallon
    Idaho $0.32/ gallon $0.32 / gallon $0.07/ gallon $0.06 / gallon
    Illinois $0.392/ gallon $0.467 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    Indiana $0.33 / gallon $0.55 / gallon Varies by Class Varies by Class
    Iowa Between $0.24 - 0.305 / gallon Between $0.304 -0.325/ gallon $0.08 / gallon $0.05 / gallon
    Kansas $0.240 / gallon $0.260 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    Kentucky $0.246 / gallon $0.216 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    Louisiana $0.20/ gallon $0.20/ gallon $0.20 / gallon $0.20 / gallon
    Maine $0.30 / gallon $0.312 / gallon $0.30/ gallon $0.034/ gallon
    Maryland $0.427 / gallon $0.4345 / gallon $0.070/ gallon $0.070/ gallon
    Massachusetts $0.24 / gallon $0.24 / gallon $0.436 / gallon $0.234/ gallon
    Michigan $0.272 / gallon $0.272 / gallon $0.03 / gallon $0.03 / gallon
    Minnesota $0.285 / gallon $0.285 / gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.15 / gallon
    Mississippi $0.18 / gallon $0.18 / gallon $0.064 / gallon $0.0525 / gallon
    Missouri $0.22 / gallon $0.22 / gallon $0.09 / gallon No Fuel Tax
    Montana $0.33 / gallon $0.2975 / gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.05/ gallon
    Nebraska $0.248/ gallon $0.248 / gallon $0.050 / gallon $0.030 / gallon
    Nevada $0.23/ gallon $0.27 / gallon $0.02 / gallon $0.01 / gallon
    New Hampshire $0.222 / gallon $0.222 / gallon $0.04/ gallon Between $0.02 - 0.005/ gallon
    New Jersey $0.421 / gallon* $0.494/ gallon* $0.165/ gallon $0.195 / gallon
    New Mexico $0.17/ gallon $0.21/ gallon $0.17 / gallon No Fuel Tax
    New York $0.1735/ gallon** Between $.157 - $0.173 / gallon Between $0.070 - 0.0173 / gallon $0.070 / gallon
    North Carolina $0.385 / gallon $0.385 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    North Dakota $0.230 / gallon $0.230 / gallon $0.08 / gallon $0.08 / gallon
    Ohio** $0.385 / gallon $0.47 / gallon no tax no tax
    Oklahoma $0.19 / gallon $0.16 / gallon $0.0008 / gallon $0.0008 / gallon
    Oregon $0.38 / gallon $0.38 / gallon $0.11 / gallon $0.03 / gallon
    Pennsylvania $0.576 / gallon $0.741 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.02 / gallon
    Rhode Island $0.34 / gallon $0.34 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    South Carolina $0.28 / gallon $0.28 / gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    South Dakota $0.28 / gallon $0.28 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.04 / gallon
    Tennessee $0.26 / gallon $0.27/ gallon No Fuel Tax No Fuel Tax
    Texas $0.20 / gallon $0.20 / gallon $0.20 / gallon $0.20 / gallon
    Utah $0.319 / gallon $0.319 / gallon Between 0.025 - $0.090 / gallon Between 0.025 - $0.090 / gallon
    Vermont $0.3636 / gallon $0.341 / gallon $0.3636/ gallon No Fuel Tax
    Virginia $0.28/ gallon $0.289 / gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.05 / gallon
    Washington $0.494 / gallon $0.494 / gallon $0.18 / gallon $0.18 / gallon
    West Virginia $0.357 / gallon $0.357 / gallon $0.152 / gallon $0.152 / gallon
    Wisconsin $0.309 / gallon $0.309 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.06 / gallon
    Wyoming $0.24 / gallon $0.24 / gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.05 / gallon
    *New Jersey Tax Rates are Inclusive of gross receipts tax
    ** NY MF Rate Includes Petroleum Testing Fee
    **OH MF Rate DNI PAT Tax Rates
    ***CT has an additional fee of 8.1% gross receipts tax on gasoline products

     

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    Which state has the highest tax rate?

    The state with the highest tax rate on gasoline is Pennsylvania at $0.576 / gallon followed closely by California at $0.539 / gallon.

    The highest tax rate on diesel is $0.741 / gallon again from Pennsylvania.

    Meanwhile, the highest tax rate on aviation fuel is Massachusetts at $0.436 / gallon.

    Finally, DC has the highest tax rate on jet fuel at $0.235 / gallon.

    Which state has the lowest tax rate?

    The state with the lowest tax rate on gasoline is Alaska at $0.0895 / gallon followed by Hawaii at $0.16 / gallon.

    The lowest tax rate on diesel is $0.0895 / gallon also from Alaska.

    Oklahoma claims the lowest tax rate on aviation fuel at $0.0008 / gallon. Oklahoma also enacts the lowest tax rate on jet fuel at the same rate of $0.0008 / gallon.

    Federal motor fuel taxes

    The current federal motor fuel tax rates are:

    Gasoline tax: $0.184 / gallon

    Diesel tax: $0.244 / gallon

    Aviation fuel tax: $0.194 / gallon

    Jet fuel tax: $0.219 / gallon*

    *Most jet fuel that is used in commercial transportation is .044/gallon

    What is motor fuel tax revenue used for?

    In 2019, revenues from the transportation fund were over $44 billion.

    Depending on the jurisdiction, some of the revenue from gasoline and diesel taxes can only be used for transportation related programs like improving infrastructure. Other jurisdictions allow the revenues to be added to the general fund which is used for a variety of programs.

    Meanwhile revenues from aviation fuel and jet fuel taxes mainly fund airport and Air Traffic Control operations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    This analysis is intended for informational purposes only and is not tax advice.  For tax advice, consult your tax adviser. See the full disclaimer here.