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Normal City, Ill. Approves Gas Tax Increase

Normal City, Ill.’s City Council on March 2 unanimously approved a new 4 cents-per-gallon local tax on motor fuel. The new tax, effective July 1, is anticipated to generate approximately $600,000 per year. Illinois permits home-rule municipalities to establish a Local...

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Illinois 2016 Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise Tax:

  • Alternative fuels are taxed at the state motor fuel rate (GGE or DGE).
  • Liquid petroleum gasoline (LPG): an additional 5.9 cents-per-gallon.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: 6.25 percent state sales tax added, as well as environment and LUST fee (1.1 cents-per-gallon).

*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.