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SN 95(20)

Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax Changes
as of January 1, 1996


PURPOSE: This Special Notice provides information concerning an increase on January 1, 1996 in the motor vehicle fuels tax on sales or use of gasoline and gasohol.


EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective upon issuance and applicable to the sale or use of gasoline and gasohol on or after January 1, 1996.


STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Conn. Gen. Stat. §12-458(a), as amended by 1995 Conn. Pub. Acts 159.


TAX RATE INCREASE: Effective January 1, 1996, the motor vehicle fuels tax rate on the sale or use of:

  • gasoline will increase from 34 cents to 35 cents per gallon.
  • gasohol will increase from 33 cents to 34 cents per gallon.

NO CHANGE: The motor vehicle fuels tax rate on diesel fuel does not change on January 1, 1996, and remains 18 cents per gallon. The motor vehicle fuels tax rate on propane also does not change January 1, 1996, and remains 18 cents per 35.97 cubic feet (at 14.73 pounds of pressure per square inch, 60 degrees Fahrenheit). See PS 92(10.1). The motor vehicle fuels tax rate on natural gas also does not change January 1, 1996, and remains 18 cents per 82.62 cubic feet (at 14.73 pounds of pressure per square inch, 60 degrees Fahrenheit). See PS 92(10.1).


REVISED TAX RETURNS: All distributors will be mailed revised motor vehicle fuels tax returns that reflect the rate changes, if any.


EFFECT OF THIS DOCUMENT: A Special Notice is a document that announces a new policy or practice in response to changes in State or federal laws or regulations or to judicial decisions. A Special Notice indicates the Department's informal interpretation of Connecticut tax law and may be referred to for general guidance by taxpayers or tax practitioners. 


SN 95(20)
Motor vehicle fuels tax
Issued: 12/13/95