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What is the gas tax in WA?


Date State Rate/Gallon Federal Rate/Gallon
Date July 1, 2016 – Present Gallon $0.494 Gallon $0.184
Date Aug 1, 2015 – Jun 30, 2016 Gallon 0.445 Gallon 0.184
Date Jan 1 – Jul 31, 2015 Gallon 0.375 Gallon 0.184
Date Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2014 Gallon 0.375 Gallon 0.184

When was federal gas tax last increased?

The government historically has used gas taxes to pay for investments in highways and transit systems through the Highway Trust Fund. The tax was last increased in 1993 and set at 18.4 cents per gallon.

How much did the gas tax go up?

California motorists will now pay 51.1 cents a gallon in state tax for gasoline starting Thursday, up from 50.5 cents, thanks to an increase for inflation.

Where does Washington State rank in gas taxes?

Gas Taxes By State 2021

State Gasoline State Tax (US cents per gallon) Diesel State Tax (US cents per gallon)
New Jersey 0.414 0.485
Washington 0.519952 0.519952
California 0.533 0.68
Pennsylvania 0.586 0.741

Why is gas so expensive in Washington state?

Gas prices have been rising because of the increased demand for gas, said Kelly Just, public relations and traffic safety program manager for AAA Washington. That goes hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 vaccination rate as more people are gassing up to head outside.

Has federal gas tax been raised?

Congress hasn’t raised the 18.4-cent-per-gallon federal gas tax or the 24.4-cent-per-gallon diesel tax since 1993, despite the ever-shrinking buying power of the Highway Trust Fund.

Why is California gas tax so high?

This automatic increase is due to Senate Bill 1 that was signed into law in 2017 and incrementally raises the fuel excise tax each year to help fund road and bridge repairs. It is an overall 51.1 cents per gallon making California’s total state taxes and other charges on gasoline the highest in the country.

Who has the most expensive gas in the US?

California usually has the most expensive gas prices among the states. Recently, the price of a gallon of regular reached $4.75 in San Francisco, an all-time record.

Which states are raising gas tax?

Since 2013, 33 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to increase gas taxes. Thus far in 2021, two states—Colorado and Missouri— have raised their state gas tax, although technically it was a “fee” in Colorado. In 2020, one state—Virginia—and D.C. increased gas taxes.