Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax Rate Increase On Gasoline,
Gasohol and Natural Gas
BACKGROUND: During its June 1991 Special Session, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted a law that will increase the motor vehicle fuels tax on gasoline, gasohol and natural gas in 1 cent or 2 cents per gallon increments on each of nine different occasions, the first of which was September 1, 1991 and the last of which if July 1, 1996.
PURPOSE: This Special Notice provides information concerning the next such occasion on which the motor vehicle fuels tax rate on gasoline, gasohol and natural gas will be increased.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective upon issuance and applicable to the sale or use of gasoline, gasohol and natural gas on or after January 1, 1993.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-458 (a), as amended by 1991 Conn. Pub. Acts 3, §121 (June Spec. Sess.) and 1992 Conn. Pub. Acts 177, §8.
TAX RATE INCREASE: Effective January 1, 1993, the motor vehicle fuels tax rate on the sale or use of:
- gasoline will increase from 26 cents to 28 cents per gallon.
- gasohol will increase from 25 cents to 27 cents per gallon.
- natural gas (gaseous form) from 26 cents to 28 cents per 120.89 cubic feet (at 14.73 lbs. of pressure per square inch, 60 degrees Fahrenheit). For further information, see PS 92(10).
DIESEL FUEL: The motor vehicle fuels tax rate on diesel fuel will remain at 18 cents per gallon and will not increase on January 1, 1993.
REVISED TAX RETURNS: All distributors will be mailed revised tax returns that reflect these rate changes.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL THE EXCISE/PUBLIC SERVICES SUBDIVISION OF THE AUDIT DIVISION AT 860-541-3225.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT DRS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: To order forms and publications or for further information, call the Department of Revenue Services at 860-297-5962 (Hartford area or out-of-state) or 1-800-382-9463 (in-state). Forms and publications may be ordered through voice-mail 24-hours a day by choosing Option 3 on your touch tone telephone.
Electronic Delivery Options: You can also obtain tax forms and publications 24-hours a day from our Web home page at https://www.ct.gov/drs. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD/TT) users only call 860-297-4911 during business hours.
Motor vehicle fuels tax