Motor Fuel Taxes
State Gasoline Tax Reports
Here is a summary report on gasoline and diesel taxes. This report is updated quarterly. API collects motor fuel tax information for all 50 states and compiles a report and chart detailing changes and calculating a nationwide average. API's chart reflects a weighted average for each state, meaning that any taxes which can vary across a state's jurisdiction are averaged according to the population of the local areas subject to each particular tax rate. Where appropriate, the weighted average also takes into consideration the typical percentages of premium, midgrade, and regular fuel purchased in each state. In states where taxes vary depending upon the price of the motor fuel (for example, where the tax rate is set as a percentage of the sales price rather than a cents per gallon method), the state average listed on the chart is a snapshot based upon the price of fuel (as reported by AAA) on the date the chart is updated. Be sure to also look at the "Notes" attachment for a detailed explanation of the various taxes included in our chart.
- State Motor Fuel Reports (October 2018)
- Notes to State Motor Fuel Excise Tax Report (October 2018)
- State Motor Fuel Taxes by State (October 2018)
Interactive Maps Showing Gasoline and Diesel Taxes
Click on the map or links below to see interactive gasoline and diesel maps which include latest quarterly information on state, local and federal taxes on motor fuels.
Interactive Gasoline Map (October 2018)
Gasoline map (October 2018 - Printable PDF version)
Interactive Diesel Map (October 2018)
Diesel map (October 2018 - Printable PDF version)
Disclaimer: The State Motor Fuel Tax Report is posted on the Web for informational purposes only. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this report. Accordingly, the information in this report is provided with the understanding that it should not be relied on as the current laws of the states. While API has made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this report has been obtained from reliable sources, API is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this report is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event will API or its employees or agents be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this report or for any consequential, special or similar damages.
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