U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|USER FEE||TAX RATE||DISTRIBUTION OF TAX|
|EFFECTIVE DATE||HIGHWAY TRUST FUND||GENERAL
|Fuel Taxes (Cents per Gallon)|
|Gasoline and Gasohol fuels||18.4||10/1/1997||15.44||2.86||0.1||-|
|Diesel and Kerosene fuels||24.4||10/1/1997||21.44||2.86||0.1||-|
|Alternative fuels 2/|
|Liquefied Petroleum Gas||18.3||10/1/2006||16.17||2.13||–||–|
|Liquefied Natural Gas||24.3||10/1/2006||22.44||1.86||†||–|
|Other Special Fuels 3/||18.4||10/1/2006||15.44||2.86||0.1||–|
|Compressed natural gas 4/||18.3||10/1/2006||17.07||1.23||–||–|
|Other Taxes - All Proceeds to Highway Account|
|Tires||Tax is imposed on tires sold by manufacturers, producers, or importers at the rate of $.0945 ($.04725 in the case of a bias ply or super single tire) for each 10 pounds of the maximum rated load capacity over 3,500 pounds.|
|Truck and trailer sales||12 percent of retailer's sales price for tractors and trucks over 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) and trailers over 26,000 pounds GVW. The tax applies to parts and accessories sold in connection with the vehicle sale.|
|Heavy vehicle use||Annual tax:
Trucks 55,000-75,000 pounds GVW, $100 plus $22 for each 1,000 pounds (or fraction thereof) in excess of 55,000 pounds Trucks over 75,000 pounds GVW, $550
1/ Source: Office of Highway Policy Information, Federal Highway Administration.
2/ Alternative fuels include benzol, benzene, naphtha, casing head and natural gasoline, or other liquid used as a fuel in a motor vehicle except diesel, kerosene, gas oil, fuel oil, or any product taxable under the gasoline tax provisions. Beginning October 1, 2006, LPG and LNG are taxed based on their energy content relative to gasoline.
3/ Only small amounts of revenue are collected by Internal Revenue Service for taxes on neat alcohol and some other miscellaneous sources.
4/ 18.3 cents per energy equivilent to a gallon of gasoline