Gasoline Tax

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Fuels Tax

A retail Fuels Tax of 26.2 cents per gallon is levied throughout the Commonwealth when consumers fill up at the pump. The rate is indexed annually by the Consumer Price Index. This tax is collected by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to fund transportation infrastructure in Virginia.

Visit the Virginia DMV for more information.

Regional Fuels Wholesale Sales Tax

A regional wholesale fuels sales tax, officially known as the Motor Vehicle Fuels Sales Tax, of 7.7 cents per gallon regular (7.8 cents per gallon diesel) is levied throughout the Commonwealth. The rate is indexed annually by the Consumer Price Index. The NVTC administers the tax in Alexandria and other Northern Virginia areas served by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles withholds a portion of the tax to fund the Commonwealth’s WMATA Capital Fund and the Virginia Railway Express Commuter Rail Operating and Capital Fund.

For more information on the regional fuels wholesale sales tax, contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles or NVTC.

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