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Massachusetts gas tax: Increased IFTA and fuel excise tax rates

The Massachusetts gas tax explained…

A standard rate for the price of the Massachusetts gas tax is still being deliberated upon, and there is reason to believe that soon there will be increased IFTA and fuel excise tax rates.

IFTA is an acronym for International Fuel Tax Agreement. In a nutshell, IFTA is the tax that you are expected to pay on the fuel that you consume, depending on where you buy the fuel from, and where you travel.

Additionally, the state where you pay your tax may be required to split the tax with the state you travel in. This is because one of the main reasons why the government insists on collecting this tax is to provide transportation infrastructure improvements within the state that the tax is collected. Usually, it is expected that people who buy more fuel, use the road more; therefore, they are usually subjected to heavier IFTA and fuel excise tax rates, depending on where they buy the fuel that they consume from.

It is for this same reason that the tax has to be shared with the state an individual travels in.

Just like any other tax, you are required to file your IFTA and fuel excise tax return.

You are to do this every quarter of the year by reporting the number of miles that you travel in each state and the number of gallons of fuel that you buy in each state as well. In order to do this effectively, you need to know the appropriate IFTA tax rates for the state in which you live or have purchased fuel.

With regards to the Massachusetts gas tax, every time vehicle owners or drivers fill up, they are to pay tax on each gallon of gas. The IFTA tax rates in Massachusetts are currently at 24 cents to the state and about 19 cents to the federal government.

Nevertheless, a new system is at the dawn of being implemented. This new system will see that drivers are charged for each mile that they travel, with the rate of IFTA and fuel excise tax varying, depending on the type of vehicle. Large vehicles like trucks would be charged more IFTA and fuel excise tax because they are responsible for more damage to roads and bridges due to their size and weight.

On the 31st of July, 2013, new rates for Massachusetts gas tax were effected. IFTA tax rates on gasoline and diesel sit at $.24 on each gallon and this tax is incorporated in the price charged at the retail level of gasoline sales.

For sellers of fuel and automotive lubricating oil, it is mandatory that you obtain a license. You also need to register with the Department of Revenue via MassTaxConnect.

IFTA fuel tax rates by state

When it comes to IFTA fuel tax rates by state, there are different tax rates depending on the laws of the state. IFTA tax rates are all reported quarterly.

Below is a list of IFTA fuel tax rates in the state of Massachusetts.

1. Gasoline


2. Special Diesel


3. Gasohol


4. Propane


5. LNG


6. CNG


7. Ethanol


8. Methanol


9. E-85


10. M- 85


11. A55


12. Biodiesel



Need help sorting out your Massachusetts gas tax rates?

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