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NC Gas Sales Tax Increase – How Much Are You Paying In Gas Tax

  • Posted by Michael Beauchemin on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

    Effective July 1, 2011, North Carolina’s gas sales tax will increase from 32.5 cents per gallon to 35 cents per gallon.  The increased gasoline tax will place NC in the not so enviable position of being third highest in the nation for a state imposed gas tax. 

    The NC gasoline sales tax increase will be 2.5 cents per gallon, increasing the state imposed gasoline sales tax to 35 cents per gallon.  When all other gasoline taxes are applied, the total sales tax per gallon of gasoline in NC will be 53.7 cents per gallon. At a total pump price of approximately $3.50 per gallon this amounts to a sales tax of approximately 17%.  

    In NC the gasoline tax is adjusted semi-annually (July 1 and January 1 ) and is based on a formula that fluctuates with wholesale price. 

    Senator Clark Jenkins, D-Edgecomb, NC, a former State Board of Transportation member in NC and current state senator  in remarking about how the gas tax was capped in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, “It cost us a lot of money, I don’t think the gas tax affects the price.”   

    The table below includes the gasline tax broken down by state.  What do you think? Do you feel the impact of the cost of gasoline at the pump everytime you fill-up with gas?  Does it help to have a sales tax increase amongst historically high gas costs at the pump?  Leave your comments below.        

     

    US Gas Tax By State – June 2011

     

    State

     

    Total Gas Tax (Local + State + Federal)

     

    State

     

    Total Gas Tax (Local + State + Federal)

     

    Alabama

     

    39.3

     

    Montana

     

    35.7

     

    Alaska

     

    26.4

     

    Nebraska

     

    45.7

     

    Arizona

     

    37.4

     

    Nevada 

     

    51.5

     

    Arkansas

     

    40.2

     

    New Hampshire

     

    38

     

    California

     

    66.1

     

    New Jersey

     

    32.9

     

    Colorado

     

    40.4

     

    New Mexico

     

    37.2

     

    Connecticut

     

    63.6

     

    New York

     

    65.6

     

    Delaware

     

    41.4

     

    North Carolina

     

    51.2

     

    DC

     

    41.9

     

    North Dakota

     

    41.4

     

    Florida

     

    52.8

     

    Ohio

     

    46.4

     

    Georgia

     

    39.2

     

    Oklahoma

     

    35.4

     

    Hawaii

     

    64.2

     

    Oregon

     

    49.4

     

    Idaho

     

    43.4

     

    Pennsylvania

     

    50.7

     

    Illinois

     

    61.2

     

    Rhode Island

     

    51.4

     

    Indiana

     

    55.6

     

    South Carolina

     

    35.2

     

    Iowa

     

    40.4

     

    South Dakota

     

    42.4

     

    Kansas

     

    43.4

     

    Tennessee

     

    39.8

     

    Kentucky

     

    40.9

     

    Texas

     

    38.4

     

    Louisiana

     

    38.4

     

    Utah

     

    42.9

     

    Maine

     

    49.4

     

    Vermont

     

    43.4

     

    Maryland

     

    41.9

     

    Virginia

     

    38.1

     

    Massachusetts

     

    41.9

     

    Washington

     

    55.9

     

    Michigan

     

    56.1

     

    West Virginia

     

    50.6

     

    Minnesota

     

    45.6

     

    Wisconsin

     

    51.3

     

    Mississippi

     

    37.2

     

    Wyoming

     

    32.4

     

    Missouri

     

    35.7