Is There a Gas Tax Holiday in Your State?

One way for states to bring down the price of gasoline is to suspend their gas tax.

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Gas tax holidays are helping residents fight inflation in a handful of states. Even though gas prices have dropped from the all-time highs we saw a few months ago, we're all still feeling pain at the pump this fall. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the U.S. on December 9 is $3.32 per gallon, but prices are much higher in some parts of the country (e.g., they're averaging over $5 per gallon in Hawaii and well over $4 per gallon in California).

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.