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Gas Tax: California to increase their gas taxes July 1, 2022

California drivers can soon expect a gas tax increase by around $0.03 cents this summer.

gas pump where a gas tax increase will increase the cost per gallon

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.

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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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