U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
Our Nation's Highways: 2008
Figure 6-2. Highway Trust Fund Receipts, 1970-2006
The fuel tax rates have been changed several times since the highway trust fund was established. Variation in the amount of fuel sales also affects receipts. Fuel tax is collected by the Internal Revenue Service at the fuel refinery level.
Note: Under a Congressional mandate known as the Delayed Deposit Provision, about 5 billion dollars of FY 1998 Highway Trust Fund revenue was delayed until FY 1999.
Data represented in the inset chart
Data Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics.