What is the United States national gas tax rate?
The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon (cpg) and 24.4 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel fuel. On average, as of April 2012, state and local taxes add 31.1 cents to gasoline and 30.2 cents to diesel for a total US average fuel tax of 49.5 cents (cpg) per gallon for gas and 54.6 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel.
What are the specific taxes for each state?
Some states charge an excise tax while other states have a flat tax. The below table displays state taxes plus fees, plus the 18.4 cents-per-gallon (cpg) federal excise tax. Additionally, some local counties may additionally charge an excise tax on gas, which is not reflected in this table. Please consult your specific local government for more information.
What do the state and local governments generate in fuel taxes?
For a chart of state and local revenues generated by fuel taxes, please click here
|U.S. Gas Taxes (cents per gallon)|
|State||Gas Taxes/Fees (cpg)||Diesel Taxes/Fees (cpg)|
|District of Columbia||41.9||47.9|
* We offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of these numbers. They are presented here for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult official government figures to validate these numbers. Last Updated May 2012
Source: American Petrolum Institute (4/2012)