Information Release

XT 2004-02 - Excise and Motor Fuel Tax Division Information Release – Motor Fuel Tax Increase - June 11, 2004

Last year, Amended Substitute House Bill 87 increased 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 federal highway distribution of the federal motor fuel tax.

Monthly motor fuel tax returns filed for the reporting months of July 2004 through June 2005 should reflect a tax rate of $0.26 per gallon.

Please report timely, using the correct tax rate, to avoid additional interest and a possible reduction in your shrinkage allowance. If you have any questions, please contact the Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Unit at (614) 466-3503.