Information Release

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.