West Virginia Fuel Sales Taxes 2019 West Virginia: Fuel Excise Taxes

West Virginia:

West Virginia Cigarette and Fuel Excise Taxes

In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, gasoline and other Fuel products are subject to excise taxes on both the West Virginia and Federal levels. Excise taxes on Fuel are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.

West Virginia Gasoline Tax

Excise: $0.21 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.13 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.33 / gallon

West Virginia Diesel Tax

Excise: $0.21 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.13 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.33 / gallon

West Virginia Gasohol Tax

Excise: $0.21 / gallon
Addl. Tax: $0.13 / gallon
Total Tax: $0.33 / gallon

† Additional Applicable Taxes: Sales tax added to excise


West Virginia Fuel Sales Taxes 2019 Other West Virginia Fuel Excise Tax Rates

The primary excise taxes on fuel in West Virginia are on gasoline, though most states also tax other types of fuel.


West Virginia Aviation Fuel sales tax rate

West Virginia Aviation Fuel Tax

In West Virginia, Aviation Fuel is subject to a state excise tax of .152 cents, variable rate only

Point of Taxation: On removal from terminal rack


West Virginia Jet Fuel sales tax rate

West Virginia Jet Fuel Tax

In West Virginia, Jet Fuel is subject to a state excise tax of .152 cents, variable rate only

Point of Taxation: On removal from terminal rack


Payment of West Virginia Fuel Excise Taxes

Payments of fuel excise taxes are made by fuel vendors, not by end consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the fuel's retail price. Fuel tax is due on the last day of each month for the previous month.


Federal Fuel Sales Taxes 2019 Federal Fuel Excise Taxes

The price of all motor fuel sold in West Virginia also includes Federal motor fuel excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the IRS and are used to support the Federal Highway Administration. Federal excise tax rates on various motor fuel products are as follows:

Gasoline $0.18.4 per gallon
Diesel and Kerosene $0.242 per gallon
Liquefied Petroleum Gas $0.183 per gallon
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) $0.243 per gallon
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) $0.184 per gallon
Components of gasoline price Components of diesel price

Included in the Gasoline, Diesel/Kerosene, and Compressed Natural Gas rates is a 0.1 ยข per gallon charge for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund (LUST).

† These tax rates are based on energy content relative to gasoline.

What percentage of the cost of gas in West Virginia comes from taxes and gas station profit?

The diagram above shows how the prices of an average gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel are broken down among various components, including the cost of the crude oil, refining, distribution / marketing, and taxes. In most areas, state and federal excise taxes amount to about 13% of the cost of a gallon of gas. Gas stations generally only profit a few cents per gallon.




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