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Jan. 3: Nine States Adjust Gas Tax Jan. 1

The New Year brought adjusted motor fuel taxes to nine states, with seven states increasing their motor fuel taxes and two states decreasing the tax. Of the states that increased their motor fuel taxes, three of them—Florida, Georgia and North Carolina—did so based on...

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Jan. 22: Weekly Roundup

Gas tax increases advanced in state legislatures, state transportation funding gaps were examined, a governor endorsed a gas tax increase, and more this week in state transportation funding news. Aging and underfunded infrastructure is the greatest concern for mayors,...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Other: Alternative fuels (E85, CNG, hydrogen, LNG, B20) are exempt from the state motor fuel excise tax, petroleum business tax, and state and local sales and use tax through Aug. 31, 2016.

** Variable-Rate Formula: Additional state sales tax of 4 percent (capped at 8 cents-per-gallon), and a petroleum business tax (PBT), imposed on petroleum businesses operating within the state and passed on to consumers. PBT is equal to a base rate of 7.2 percent of gross receipts from petroleum sales and is annually adjusted based off of inflation. (Additional 17 cents-per-gallon as of Jan. 1, 2016).

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum testing fee (0.5 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.