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NC Gas Sales Tax Increase - How Much Are You Paying In Gas Tax

  
  
  

gasoline sales taxEffective July 1, 2011, North Carolina's gas sales tax will increase from 32.5 cents per gallon to 35 cents per gallon.  The increased gasoline tax will place NC in the not so enviable position of being third highest in the nation for a state imposed gas tax. 

The NC gasoline sales tax increase will be 2.5 cents per gallon, increasing the state imposed gasoline sales tax to 35 cents per gallon.  When all other gasoline taxes are applied, the total sales tax per gallon of gasoline in NC will be 53.7 cents per gallon. At a total pump price of approximately $3.50 per gallon this amounts to a sales tax of approximately 17%.  

In NC the gasoline tax is adjusted semi-annually (July 1 and January 1 ) and is based on a formula that fluctuates with wholesale price. 

Senator Clark Jenkins, D-Edgecomb, NC, a former State Board of Transportation member in NC and current state senator  in remarking about how the gas tax was capped in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, "It cost us a lot of money, I don't think the gas tax affects the price."   

The table below includes the gasline tax broken down by state.  What do you think? Do you feel the impact of the cost of gasoline at the pump everytime you fill-up with gas?  Does it help to have a sales tax increase amongst historically high gas costs at the pump?  Leave your comments below.        

US Gas Tax By State - June 2011

State

Total Gas Tax (Local + State + Federal)

State

Total Gas Tax (Local + State + Federal)

Alabama

39.3

Montana

35.7

Alaska

26.4

Nebraska

45.7

Arizona

37.4

Nevada 

51.5

Arkansas

40.2

New Hampshire

38

California

66.1

New Jersey

32.9

Colorado

40.4

New Mexico

37.2

Connecticut

63.6

New York

65.6

Delaware

41.4

North Carolina

51.2

DC

41.9

North Dakota

41.4

Florida

52.8

Ohio

46.4

Georgia

39.2

Oklahoma

35.4

Hawaii

64.2

Oregon

49.4

Idaho

43.4

Pennsylvania

50.7

Illinois

61.2

Rhode Island

51.4

Indiana

55.6

South Carolina

35.2

Iowa

40.4

South Dakota

42.4

Kansas

43.4

Tennessee

39.8

Kentucky

40.9

Texas

38.4

Louisiana

38.4

Utah

42.9

Maine

49.4

Vermont

43.4

Maryland

41.9

Virginia

38.1

Massachusetts

41.9

Washington

55.9

Michigan

56.1

West Virginia

50.6

Minnesota

45.6

Wisconsin

51.3

Mississippi

37.2

Wyoming

32.4

Missouri

35.7

   

 

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Comments

Bought gas at Krogers this week and asked if the state and federal taxes were listed anywhere. Answer was no. Not on the receipt, not on the pump, not at the window. Very odd I think. Personally I missed the 2.5 cent increase in July.
Posted @ Friday, November 18, 2011 8:35 AM by Jeff Caster
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