SACRAMENTO (AP) — California officials are considering reducing the state’s gas tax by 7.5 cents, although consumers may not see a difference at the pump.
The state Board of Equalization will decide on changes to the state gas tax at its meeting Tuesday in Culver City. The agency’s staff is recommending reducing the excise tax rate from 18 cents to 10.5 cents.READ MORE: At Least 1 Killed In Possible Wrong-Way Crash In San Bernardino
Suppliers aren’t required to pass the savings along to consumers.READ MORE: Man To Be Extradited To Long Beach To Face Murder Charges In Killings Of 2 Over Parking
The annual adjustment based on gas prices is the result of a legislative maneuver to close the 2010 budget deficit. Two elected members of the tax board blasted the system as confusing.
Californians currently pay at least 54 cents per gallon in fuel taxes to the state and federal government. The taxes pay for transportation projects and road repairs.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop While Cases Remain On The Rise In LA County
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