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Michigan Fuel Tax Rates, May 2016


 New prepaid sales tax rates on fuel sold in Michigan, May 2016.

Prepaid sales tax rates for fuel sold in Michigan are subject to change monthly. For the first time in many months, fuel tax rates are increasing.

May 2016 prepaid sales tax rates

  • Gasoline: 10 cents per gallon
  • Diesel fuel: 10.9 cents per gallon

Prepayment is generally required, as of April 1, 2016, at the time of purchase or shipment from a marine terminal operator, pipeline terminal operator, or refiner. Prepayment is not required under the following circumstances:

  • Fuel is purchased or received by a “supplier” or “exporter” for immediate export
  • The transaction involves one of the following:
    • A “bulk transfer”
    • A “two-party exchange”
    • Receipt of fuel as part of a bulk transfer

Additional information is available through the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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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.