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Which states have the highest and the lowest gas tax rates?

Sometimes states right next to each other have vastly different taxes on gasoline which can make your transport that much more expensive.

Sometimes states right next to each other have vastly different taxes on gasoline which can make your transport that much more expensive.
MIKE BLAKEREUTERS

The rate of tax levied on gasoline and diesel can vary hugely between states, meaning that the recent fuel price rises have hurt some more than others. California currently has the highest rate of state gas tax.

If you do some interstate driving it might be worth checking out the relative rates of tax. Drivers in some states pay very little compared to their neighbours.

Kiplinger estimates that, for someone who drives around 12,000 miles a year, the difference could represent an annual saving of about $235. Here’s the states with the highest current rates of gasoline tax:

Highest tax per gallon of gasoline

  1. California - $0.629
  2. Pennsylvania - $0.576
  3. Washington - $0.494
  4. Maryland - $0.47
  5. Illinois - $0.454
  6. New Jersey - $0.414
  7. North Carolina - $0.408
  8. Ohio - $0.385
  9. Oregon - $0.38
  10. West Virginia - $0.372

California imposes some of the highest state taxes on gasoline in the country, including both a state excise tax and a sales tax, which significantly increase the price of gasoline at the pump. The state will be banning the sale of gas-powered cars from 2035.

Which states have the lowest gas tax rates?

In both red and blue states, short-term solutions were considered to help bring down the cost of gas during the sky-high prices at the start of the war in Ukraine.

However the states with the lowest gasoline tax rates are overwhelmingly Republican-led. Here’s the states with the lowest current rates of gasoline tax:

Lowest tax per gallon of gasoline

  1. Alaska - $0.09
  2. Hawaii - $0.19
  3. Mississippi - $0.184
  4. New Mexico - $0.189
  5. Arizona - $0.19
  6. Oklahoma - $0.19
  7. Texas - $0.20
  8. Louisiana - $0.21
  9. Delaware - $0.23
  10. North Dakota - $0.23