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United States Gasoline Taxes
(all figures are in cents)

Rank

State

State
Excise
Tax

Add'l
State
Tax

County and/or Local OptionTaxes (LO/HI)

Total State and Local
Taxes (LO/HI)

Plus Federal
Gas Tax

Total Gasoline
Taxes Paid in State (LO/HI)

1 Connecticut

36

none

none

36

18.3

54.3

2 NEVADA

24

none

1.756/7.75

25.75/31.75

18.3

44.05/50.05

3 Rhode Island

28

1

none

29

18.3

47.3

4 Hawaii

16

none

8/11.5

24/27.5

18.3

43.3/45.8

5 Montana

27

none

none

27

18.3

45.3

6 Idaho

25

1

none

26

18.3

44.3

7 Oregon

24

none

1/2

25/26

18.3

43.3/44.3

8 Pennsylvania

12

13.82

none

25.82

18.3

44.12

9 Nebrasks

24.8

0.6

none

25.4

18.3

43.7

10 West Virginia

20.5

4.85

none

25.35

18.3

43.65

11 Illinois

19

0.3

5/6

24.3/25.3

18.3

42.6/43.6

12 Utah

24.5

none

none

24.5

18.3

42.8

13 Wisconsin

23.8

none

none

23.8

18.3

42.1

14 Maryland

23.5

none

none

23.5

18.3

41.8

15 Delaware

23

none

none

23

18.3

41.3

15 Washington

23

none

none

23

18.3

41.3

17 North Carolina

22.6

none

none

22.6

18.3

40.9

18 New York

8

14.35

none

22.35

18.3

40.65

19 Colorado

22

none

none

22

18.3

40.3

19 Ohio

22

none

none

22

18.3

40.3

19 South Dakota

21

none

1

22

18.3

40.3

19 Tennessee

20

1

1

22

18.3

40.3

23 Massacusetts

21

none

none

21

18.3

39.3

23 Alabama

16

2

1/3

19/21

18.3

37.3/39.3

25 Iowa

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

25 Louisiana

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

25 Minnesota

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

25 North Dakota

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

25 Texas

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

25 Dist. of Colombia

20

none

none

20

18.3

38.3

31 Virginia

17.5

none

2

19.5

18.3

37.8

32 Maine

19

none

none

19

18.3

37.3

32 California

18

none

1

19

18.3

37.3

34 New Hampshire

18

0.7

none

18.7

18.3

37

35 Arkansas

18.5

0.1

none

18.6

18.3

36.9

36 Mississippi

18

0.4

none

18.4

18.3

36.7

37 Arizona

18

none

none

18

18.3

36.3

37 Kansas

18

none

none

18

18.3

36.3

37 New Mexico

18

none

none

18

18.3

36.3

40 Missouri

17

0.5

none

17.5

18.3

35.8

41 Oklahoma

17

none

none

17

18.3

35.3

42 Kentucky

15

1.4

none

16.4

18.3

34.7

43 South Carolina

16

none

none

16

18.3

34.3

43 Vermont

15

1

none

16

18.3

34.3

45 Indiana

15

none

none

15

18.3

33.3

45 Michigan

15

none

none

15

18.3

33.3

47 Florida

4

8.5

none

12.5

18.3

30.8

48 New Jersey

10.5

none

none

10.5

18.3

28.8

49 Wyoming

8

1

none

9

18.3

27.3

50 Alaska

8

none

none

8

18.3

26.3

51 Georgia

7.5

none

none

7.5

18.3

25.8

51 Georgia

7.5

none

none

7.5

18.3

25.8

51 Georgia

7.5

none

none

7.5

18.3

25.8

Compiled from data furnished by the National Petroleum Marketers Association and the United States department of Commerce for the Nevada Policy Research Institute by Ralph Heller, NPRI Senior Research Felow, december, 1998