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Rhode Island Gas Tax Rate Increase, July 2015

  • May 15, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Gas tax rates in Rhode Island.

Effective July 1, 2015, gasoline tax in Rhode Island will increase by one cent, from 32 cents per gallon to 33 cents per gallon. The increase is an adjustment for inflation.

According to a Rhode Island Division of Taxation advisory, state statute requires the gas tax to be adjusted every other year “by the percentage of increase in the consumer price index for all urban consumers,” beginning July 1, 2015. It will next be adjusted on July 1, 2017.

The rate adjustment applies only to the Rhode Island excise tax on gasoline, not the Rhode Island environmental protection regulatory fee or the federal excise tax. However, it does apply to “diesel and other taxable motor fuels,” as defined under Rhode Island Law. Additional information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.