XT 2003-04 - Excise and Motor Fuel Tax Division Information
Release - Motor Fuel Tax Increase - June 10, 2003
Amended Substitute House Bill 87 increases the Ohio motor
fuel tax rate from $0.22 to $0.24 per gallon effective July
1, 2003, and from $0.24 to $0.26 per gallon effective July 1,
2004. The motor fuel tax rate may increase to $0.28
per gallon on July 1, 2005, depending on changes to the
distribution of the federal motor fuel tax.
Enclosed is an updated motor fuel tax return (MF-2) to use
with all future monthly reports. The changes made are
primarily to clarify that taxable gallons are to be brought
forward from each product’s "schedule recap." Monthly motor
fuel tax returns filed for the months of July 2003 through
June 2004 should reflect a tax rate of $0.24 per gallon, and
the months of July 2004 through June 2005 should reflect a
tax rate of $0.26 per gallon.
If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Motor Fuel
and Excise Tax Section at (614) 466-3503.