Seven states have changed the rates in the tax they charge for fuel prices.
The changes took effect at the start of the fiscal year on July 1, 2016. The states that participated in changing their rates are North Carolina, Nebraska, Iowa, California, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington State. The tax consists primarily of a combination of diesel and gasoline fuels.
Gas and Diesel Rates
Washington State, Maryland, Nebraska, and North Carolina’s changes will affect both gasoline and diesel rates. Washington State leads the others with the most significant increase at 4.9 cents which brings their overall rate to 49.4 cents per gallon. Maryland’s fuel tax increase will be on the lower spectrum at 0.9 cents bringing their overall diesel tax to 34.25 cents and gasoline tax to 33.5 cents.
Nebraska and North Carolina will have a reduction on their rates at -1.0 cent each. After the reduction, Nebraska’s overall gasoline and diesel rates will stand at 25.8 cents and North Carolina’s total rates will be 34.0 cents.
A few states’ changes will be split between gasoline and fuel. Iowa’s gas fuel tax will decrease by -0.1 cent to 30.7 cents. California will have a larger reduction on gas rates of -2.2 cents bringing their overall gas tax to 27.8 cents.
Concurrently, Iowa’s tax on diesel fuel will not change at 32.5 cents. Connecticut’s diesel tax rates will have a significant decrease from 50.3 cents to 41.7 cents — an 8.6 cents decrease. California will increase their diesel fuel tax by 3 cents from 13 cents to 16 cents.