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Fuel Taxes Heading Higher in Several States

Diesel and gasoline taxes will change in 10 states on July 1, with most of them heading higher, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

Wyoming, Maryland, Virginia, and Vermont passed legislation this year raising their diesel taxes while Connecticut, Kentucky and North Carolina are seeing their taxes rise automatically because they are tied to the price of fuel. Nebraska is unique because its diesel tax is tied to the price of gasoline, but the hike is also the result of legislative action.

Of the eight states raising their gasoline tax rates on July 1, Wyoming and Maryland passed legislation this year implementing increases, while Connecticut’s increase is due to legislation passed in 2005. California, Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina are seeing their rates rise to keep pace with growth in gas prices. Nebraska is rising due to an increase in gas prices and because the rate is automatically adjusted to cover the amount of transportation spending authorized by the legislature.

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