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Gasoline Tax Questions

When a person pulls up to the pump and begins to fill their gasoline tank, they find themselves wondering about the taxes that are imposed upon the gas that they are pumping into their vehicles. They may wonder who exactly imposes the gasoline tax, or how much are the gasoline taxes? They may wonder how much the gasoline tax is and where it applies to them. Below are questions that people have asked and had answered by the Experts in regards to gasoline tax.

What is gasoline tax?

Gasoline tax is imposed on fuel that is sold. The fuel that is intended for the use for transportation is the fuel that has the gasoline tax imposed upon it. Those fuels that are in use for heating homes or as fuel for agricultural vehicles have a gasoline tax that is most often a lower rate.

Can an individual claim the gasoline tax as a deduction on their taxes?

In some cases an individual will not be able to claim gasoline tax as a tax deduction. Individuals don’t pay the gasoline tax; the company that sells the gas is the one that pays the gasoline tax. Since the individual does not pay the gasoline tax they are unable to claim a deduction for the gasoline tax on their income taxes.

Is there taxes on gas when purchased on an Indian Reservation?

In this case there may not be tax on gas, state or federal, on Reservations. It is important to note that although at this time there is no gasoline tax on Indian Reservations, there are new laws that are being put into action in an attempt to collect gasoline tax on Indian Reservations for those individuals that are not Indians.

Where did gasoline tax originate from?

The gasoline tax at the federal level was passed by the Congress of the United States and then signed into effect by the President of the United States in 1932. A signature by the governor of each state after the gasoline tax passes the state legislature puts gasoline taxes in effect at the state level. It is also important to note that there other taxing districts that have followed suit.

How much is the gasoline tax?

The gasoline tax on the federal level is 18.4 cents per gallon of gas. There are also states that charge a flat rate gasoline tax per the gallon of gas, like the state of Louisiana. There are also other states that the gasoline tax is applied to the amount of gasoline that is sold from a monetary aspect much like a sales tax. There are some localities in some states that charge gasoline taxes on top of the gasoline taxes applied by the state.

The gasoline tax is a tax that is imposed upon gasoline being used as fuel. Each state’s gasoline tax origination differs, as the legislature had to pass the tax and the governor of the state had to sign it into law. Any questions that an individual may have regarding gasoline taxes can be asked by the Experts.
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