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Comparing Illinois: State by State Gasoline Taxes

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Comparing Illinois
Gasoline Tax Rate

Gasoline Tax Rate per Gallon, 2003
                 
State Tax Additional Taxes Total Tax Rank State Tax Additional Taxes Total Tax Rank
                 
Alabama 16.00 2.00 18.00 36 Nebraska 24.60 0.90 25.50 6
Alaska 8.00   8.00 49 Nevada 24.00   24.00 10
Arizona 18.00   18.00 37 New Hampshire 18.00 1.50 19.50 32
Arkansas 21.50   21.50 22 New Jersey 10.50 4.00 14.50 46
California 18.00   18.00 38 New Mexico 17.00 1.90 18.90 34
Colorado 22.00   22.00 18 New York 8.00 14.6  22.60 17
Connecticut 25.00   25.00 8 North Carolina 23.40 0.25 23.65 12
Delaware 23.00   23.00 14 North Dakota 21.00   21.00 25
Florida 4.00 10.10 14.10 47 Ohio 22.00   22.00 20
Georgia 7.50   7.50 50 Oklahoma 16.00 1.00 17.00 41
Hawaii 16.00   16.00 43 Oregon 24.00   24.00 11
Idaho 25.00 1.00 26.00 4 Pennsylvania 12.00 13.90 25.90 5
Illinois 19.00 0.80 19.80 31 Rhode Island 30.00 1.00 31.00 1
Indiana 15.00   15.00 45 South Carolina 16.00   16.00 44
Iowa 20.10   20.10 26 South Dakota 22.00   22.00 21
Kansas 23.00   23.00 15 Tennessee 20.00 1.40 21.40 23
Kentucky 15.00 1.40 16.40 42 Texas 20.00   20.00 29
Louisiana 20.00   20.00 27 Utah 24.50   24.50 9
Maine 22.00   22.00 19 Vermont 19.00 1.00 20.00 30
Maryland 23.50   23.50 13 Virginia 17.50   17.50 39
Massachusetts 21.00   21.00 24 W. Virginia 23.00   23.00 16
Michigan 19.00   19.00 33 Washington 20.50 4.85 25.35 7
Minnesota 20.00   20.00 28 Wisconsin 28.10   28.10 2
Mississippi 18.00 0.40 18.40 35 Wyoming 13.00 1.00 14.00 48
Missouri 17.00 0.03 17.03 40 District of Columbia 20.00   20.00  
Montana 27.00   27.00 3          
                 
  1. Tax rates do not include local option taxes. In AL, 1 - 3 cents; HI, 8 to 11.5 cent; IL, 5 cents in Chicago and 6 cents in Cook county (gasoline only); NV, 1.75 to 7.75 cents; OR, 1 to 3 cents; SD and TN, one cent; and VA 2%.
  2. Local taxes for gasoline and gasohol vary from 5.5 cents to 17 cents (average is 13.4). Plus a 2.07 cent per gallon pollution tax.
  3. Carriers pay an additional surcharge equal to AZ-8 cents, IL-6.3 cents (g) 6.0 cents (d), IN-11 cents, KY-2% (g) 4.7% (d).
  4. Tax rate is based on the average wholesale price and is adjusted quarterly. The actual rates are: KY, 9%; and NC, 17.5 + 7%.
  5. Portion of the rate is adjustable based on maintenance costs, sales volume, or cost of fuel to state government.
  6. Large trucks pay an additional 3.5 cents.
  7. Tax rate is reduced by the percentage of ethanol used in blending (reported rate assumes the max. 10% ethanol).
  8. Effective July 1, 2003, rate increase in KS, 24 cents (gasoline/gasohol), 26 cents (d); NM, decreases to 16 cents (gasoline/gasohol).
     
                 
SOURCE: Compiled by Federation of Tax Adminstrators from various sources, January 1, 2003