July Gas Tax Increase for California, Maryland and 7 Other States

Gas taxes increased in several states as of July 1. Do you live in or plan to travel to one of them?

July 4th sparkler for gas taxes increase for July
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A lot of people traveled for the 4th of July. AAA estimated that close to 50 million people drove at least 50 for the holiday weekend — that means a lot of gasoline usage. And although the average price for the U.S. of a gallon of regular gas has trended down recently and the Sheetz gas discount of $1.776 a gallon had cars lined for blocks,  gas taxes increased in several states, including Maryland and California, just before Independence Day.

Where Gas Taxes Increased on July 1 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.