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What are the different IFTA fuel tax rates nationally?

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International Fuel Tax Agreement national rates depend on the fuel type used and the taxing state, according to the International Fuel Tax Association. IFTA rates apply to gasoline, special diesel, gasohol, propane, LNG, CNG, ethanol, methanol, E-85, M-85, A55 and biodiesel. Rates can change quarterly.

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A list of the rates reported by each state for each fuel category is available online, according to the International Fuel Tax Association. As of the first quarter 2015, Massachusetts charges 0.2400 for gasoline and special diesel, while New York rates are 0.4180 for gasoline and 0.4005 for special diesel. The South Carolina rates are 0.1600 for gasoline and special diesel, while North Carolina charges 0.3750 for both fuels.

The International Fuel Tax Agreement makes it easier for truck drivers to report their fuel usage when they operate in more than one jurisdiction, states Daimler Trucks North America. Under the agreement, one fuel tax license covers all of the states in which the truck is driven. The IFTA distributes fuel taxes to the states in which the driver travels. For example, when a driver buys fuel in Pennsylvania and drives through Ohio to Michigan, the fuel taxes paid in Pennsylvania are distributed to cover taxes due to Ohio and Michigan. Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon are not part of the IFTA and do not charge fuel taxes at the pump.

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