FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 11, 2009
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner
Kim Conroy, Deputy Tax Commissioner
MOTOR FUELS TAX SET FOR JULY 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009
LINCOLN — Based on the certification of the Director of the Department of Roads, the Nebraska Department of Revenue has calculated the variable portion of the motor fuels tax for July 1 through December 31, 2009 to be 6.4 cents per gallon. When added to the fixed portion of 10.3 cents per gallon and the wholesale portion of 9.7 cents per gallon, the resulting motor fuels tax for this period will remain unchanged from its current 26.4 cents per gallon.
The Director of the Department of Roads sets the variable percentage rate at an amount sufficient to ensure adequate funding for highway projects, including maintenance and improvements. This percentage rate has been set at 4.1% for the period July 1 through December 31, 2009. This percentage rate is applied to the base price of fuel purchased by the State in April 2009 to establish the July through December 2009 variable fuel tax. The base price of fuel purchased by the State in October 2009 will be used to calculate the January through June 2010 motor fuels tax. Questions regarding the calculation of the variable percentage rate may be directed to the Department of Roads at 402-479-4635.
The current and historical motor fuels tax rates per gallon can be found at http://www.revenue.ne.gov/fuels/fuelrate.htm. For questions about motor fuels tax, please contact Motor Fuels Taxpayer’s Assistance at 800-554-FUEL (800-554-3835) or locally, 402-471-5730.
Douglas A. Ewald