North Carolina Motor Fuel Tax Rate Decreases July 1, 2016

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JPS reports NC's Motor Fuel Tax Rate Decrease on July 1, 2016

North Carolina’s motor fuels tax for gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels will decrease to 34 cents per gallon on July 1, 2016. 

Under NC Senate Bill 20 passed in March 2015, North Carolina’s motor fuels tax has had a multi-step decrease since April 1, 2015.  The last rate decrease under the bill occurs on 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”  states the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

NC motor fuels tax rates:

Prior to April 1, 2015:                         37.5 cents

April 1 – December 31, 2015:             36.0 cents

January 1 – July 1, 2016:                    35.0 cents

July 1 – December 31, 2016:             34.0 cents


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