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Pennsylvania
61
California
54
Washington
49
Illinois
42
Maryland
42
New Jersey
42
North Carolina
40
Oregon
38
West Virginia
37
Utah
36
Vermont
36
District of Columbia
34
Rhode Island
34
Indiana
33
Montana
33
Florida
32
Idaho
32
Georgia
31
Maine
30
Wisconsin
30
Nebraska
29
Alabama
28
Michigan
28
Minnesota
28
Ohio
28
South Carolina
28
South Dakota
28
Virginia
28
Iowa
27
Kentucky
26
Tennessee
26
Arkansas
24
Kansas
24
Massachusetts
24
Wyoming
24
Delaware
23
Nevada
23
North Dakota
23
Colorado
22
Missouri
22
New Hampshire
22
Louisiana
20
Texas
20
Oklahoma
19
Arizona
18
Mississippi
18
New York
18
New Mexico
17
Hawaii
16
Connecticut
15
Alaska
8

Gas Taxes by State 2024

Gas Taxes by State 2024

All states have taxes. Some states have significantly higher taxes than other states. Types of taxes include: property taxes, income taxes, and sales and excise tax. A gas tax, or fuel tax, is an excise tax imposed on the sale of fuel. A gas tax is different for gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, and jet fuel. In the United States, the federal motor fuel tax rates are gasoline tax: $0.184/gallon, diesel tax: $0.244/gallon, aviation fuel tax: $0.194/gallon, and jet fuel tax: $0.219/gallon. This article focuses on gasoline and diesel taxes.

Gas Taxes by State

The average gas tax by the state is 29.15 cents per gallon. Twenty-three states have gas taxes higher than that average, and 27 states have gas taxes lower than that average. This means that the gas tax is relatively well distributed throughout the U.S.—it skewed only slightly toward states with lower taxes. The Gas Tax by state ranges from $0.15 in Alaska to $0.58 in Pennsylvania. The five states with the highest gas taxes are:

The five states with the lowest gas taxes are:

Alaska also has the lowest diesel tax at $0.08, and Pennsylvania also has the highest diesel tax at $0.78. The five states with the highest diesel tax are:

  1. Pennsylvania ($0.78)
  2. Indiana ($0.55)
  3. Washington ($0.49)
  1. Illinois ($0.49)
  2. New Jersey ($0.49)

Gas Taxes by State 2024

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