Motor Fuels Tax Rate Decreases


Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina motor fuels tax for gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels will decrease from 35.0 cents to 34.0 cents per gallon for the period from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, Department of Revenue Secretary Jeffrey M. Epstein announced today.

North Carolina Senate Bill 20 became law on March 31, 2015, to set the motor fuels tax rate at 34 cents per gallon with an effective date of July 1, 2016.

The new rate should be used beginning with the gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels reports for July 2016 that are to be filed with the Department of Revenue in August 2016. The state motor fuels tax is included in the retail price paid by consumers at the pump.

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