California drivers can soon expect a gas tax increase by around $0.03 cents this summer.
The plans to increase the gas tax will go into effect on July 1, 2022.
Governor Gavin Newsom worked to stop the increase as a way to help residents with the increasing prices, but was unsuccessful.
The deadline to stop the increase passed on May 1, 2022.
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In order to halt the taxes on gas, there needs to be a 60 day period to implement it.
What does a gas tax increase mean for prices?
The gas tax is around $0.03 cents.
This means the tax per gallon will rise from $0.51 cents to roughly $0.54 cents.
The increase takes inflation into consideration, making it a larger increase than normal.
The average increase for a 13 gallon tank will be about $0.36 cents per fill up.
On average, the current cost per gallon in the state of California is about $5.74.
The gas increase is still happening because that funding is necessary for work on roads and improvement projects.
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