CHICAGO -- Several states saw changes to their fuel taxes at the start of 2017, ranging from increases of several cents per gallon (CPG) to actual decreases in a couple of cases.
On a CPG basis, the biggest fuel-tax increase on Jan. 1, was in New Jersey, where the diesel tax jumped 15.9 CPG, just two months after the state’s gasoline tax rose by 22.6 CPG.
Among the other fuel-tax increases, three were triggered by legislation, while four were part of automatic adjustments based on states’ various tax formula, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, legislators in several states, including Tennessee, Alaska, Oklahoma and Indiana, are taking a look at potentially increasing their fuel taxes to help fill transportation budget holes.
Read on for a rundown of the first increases—and decreases—in state fuel taxes for 2017 ...