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State Motor-Fuel Tax Rates, 1994-2008 1/

October 2009

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STATE 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Alaska 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Arizona 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Arkansas 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.6 19.5 19.5 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.5 21.5 21.5
California 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Colorado 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
Connecticut 29 31 34 39 36 32 32 32 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Delaware 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23
Dist. of Col. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Florida 12.1 12.3 12.5 12.8 13 13.1 13.3 13.6 13.9 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.6
Georgia 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Hawaii 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17
Idaho 21 21 21 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Illinois 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Indiana 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 18 18 18 18 18 18
Iowa 20.5 20.5 20 20 20 20 20 20 20.1 20.1 20.3 20.7 20.7 21 21
Kansas 18 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 21 23 24 24 24 24 24
Kentucky 15.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 18.5 19.7 21 22.5
Louisiana 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Maine 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 22 22 25.2 26 26.8 27.6 28.4
Maryland 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.5
Massachusetts 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Michigan 15 15 15 15 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Minnesota 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22.5
Mississippi 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4
Missouri 13.03 15 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Montana 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75 27.75
Nebraska 24.8 24.8 25.3 24.5 23.5 24.1 23.9 24.5 24.5 24.6 24.8 25.3 27.1 27 26
Nevada 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
New Hampshire 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.6 19.6 19.6
New Jersey 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5
New Mexico 21 18 18.875 18.875 18.5 18 18.5 18.875 18.875 18.875 18.875 18.875 18.875 18.875 18.875
New York 22.56 21.92 22.46 22.4 22.65 22.05 21.45 22.05 22.65 22.05 22.65 23.25 23.95 24.65 24.45
North Carolina 22 21.7 22 22.6 22.3 21.2 22 24.3 24.2 23.4 24.3 26.6 29.90 29.95 30.15
North Dakota 18 18 18 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 23 23 23 23
Ohio 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 24 26 28 28 28 28
Oklahoma 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Oregon 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Pennsylvania 22.35 22.35 22.35 22.35 25.9 25.9 25.9 26 26.6 25.9 26.2 30 31.2 31.2 30
Rhode Island 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30
South Carolina 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
South Dakota 18 18 18 21 18 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
Tennessee 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20.0 20 20.0 20
Texas 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Utah 19 19 19 19 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5
Vermont 15 15 15 15 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 21
Virginia 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
Washington 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 28 28 31 34 36 37.5
West Virginia 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.65 25.35 25.35 27 27 31.5 32.2
Wisconsin 23.2 23.1 23.4 23.7 24.8 25.4 25.8 26.4 27.3 28.1 28.5 29.1 29.9 30.9 30.9
Wyoming 9 9 9 9 9 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
State Average  2/ 17.99 18.34 18.51 18.50 18.67 19.05 19.96 19.29 20.17 19.07 19.13 19.25 20.3 19.25 20.48

Diesel

STATE 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Alaska 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Arizona 18 18 18 18 18 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26
Arkansas 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.6 20.5 20.5 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.5 22.5 22.5
California 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Colorado 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.5
Connecticut 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 26 26 26 26 37 43.4
Delaware 19 19 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
Dist. of Col. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Florida 23.6 23.8 24 24.3 24.5 25.1 25.4 25.9 26.4 26.7 27 27.3 27.9 28.5 15.6
Georgia 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
Hawaii 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17
Idaho 21 21 21 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Illinois 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5
Indiana 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Iowa 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5
Kansas 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 23 25 26 26 26 26 26
Kentucky 12.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 15.5 16.7 18 19.5
Louisiana 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Maine 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 23 23 26.8 27 27.9 28.8 29.8
Maryland 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25 24.25
Massachusetts 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Michigan 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Minnesota 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Mississippi 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4
Missouri 13 15 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Montana 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 28.50 27.75
Nebraska 24 25 25 25.5 24.5 23.5 22.8 22.8 24.5 24.5 24.6 25.3 27.1 27.1 26
Nevada 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
New Hampshire 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.6 19.6 19.6
New Jersey 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5
New Mexico 19 19 19.875 19.875 19.5 19.5 19 19.5 19.875 19.875 22.875 22.875 22.875 22.875 22.875
New York 22.51 21.87 22.41 22.35 21.85 21.25 19.65 20.25 20.85 20.25 20.85 21.45 22.15 22.85 22.65
North Carolina 22 21.7 22 22.6 22.3 21.2 22 24.3 24.2 23.4 24.3 26.6 29.9 29.9 30.15
North Dakota 18 18 18 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 23 23 23 23
Ohio 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 24 26 28 28 28 28
Oklahoma 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 14
Oregon 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Pennsylvania 22.35 22.35 22.35 22.35 30.8 30.8 30.8 30.9 31.8 30.8 31.2 36.4 38.1 38.1 38.1
Rhode Island 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30
South Carolina 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
South Dakota 18 18 18 18 21 18 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
Tennessee 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Texas 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Utah 19 19 19 19 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5
Vermont 15 15 15 15 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 26 27
Virginia 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17.5 17.5
Washington 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 28 31 34 36 37.5
West Virginia 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.35 25.65 25.35 25.35 27 27 31.5 32.2
Wisconsin 23.2 23.1 23.4 23.7 24.8 25.4 25.8 26.4 27.3 28.1 28.5 29.1 29.9 30.9 30.9
Wyoming 9 9 9 9 9 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
State Average  2/ 18.62 18.93 18.98 18.99 19.50 20.15 19.96 20.37 19.73 20 19.39 20 20.47 20.51 20.77

1/ This table shows the tax rates for motor fuel as of December 31 for each year. Tax rates include inspection fees and environmental cleanup fees when these fees are targeted at highway fuel use, and include local taxes when these taxes are uniform across all the counties in the State.

2/ Weighted average based on gross gallons taxed.

3/ Alaska temporarily halted its fuel tax from September 2008 through August 2009.

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