Gas Tax by State

Gas Tax by State for 2022

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 April 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
Arkansas $0.245 / gallon $0.285 / gallon no tax no tax
California $0.511 / gallon $0.389 / gallon $0.18 / gallon $0.02 / gallon
Colorado $0.22 / gallon $0.205 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.04 / gallon
Connecticut $0.25 / gallon*** $0.401 / 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 $0.235 / gallon $0.235 / gallon $0.235 / gallon $0.235 / gallon
Florida $0.19 / gallon $0.19 / gallon $0.0427 / gallon $0.0427 / gallon
Georgia $0.291 / gallon $0.326 / gallon $0.01 / gallon no 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 tax no tax
Indiana $0.32 / gallon $0.53 / 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 tax no tax
Kentucky $0.246 / gallon $0.216 / gallon no tax no 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 $0.3610 / gallon $0.3685 / gallon $0.070 / gallon $0.070 / gallon
Massachusetts $0.24 / gallon $0.24 / gallon $0.308 / gallon $0.114 / 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 $0.195 / gallon $0.195 / gallon $0.09 / gallon no tax
Montana $0.325 / gallon $0.2955 / 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 tax
New York $0.2535/ gallon** between $23.7 - $0.253 / gallon between $0.070 - $0.0173 / gallon $0.070 / gallon
North Carolina $0.385 / gallon $0.385 / gallon no tax no 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 tax no tax
South Carolina $0.26 / gallon $0.26 / gallon no tax no tax
South Dakota $0.28 / gallon $0.28 / gallon $0.06 / gallon $0.04 / gallon
Tennessee $0.26 / gallon $0.27 / gallon no tax no 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 $0.316 / gallon $0.341 / gallon $0.3073 / gallon no tax
Virginia $0.262/ gallon $0.27 / gallon $0.05 / gallon $0.05 / gallon
Washington $0.494 / gallon $0.494 / gallon $0.11 / gallon $0.11 / 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 $0.511 / 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 $0.308 / 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).

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