Idaho isn’t alone in gas tax stagnation

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy notes Idaho is one of 22 states that have gone more than a decade without raising its gas tax. 

Idaho, which last raised the tax in 1995, isn’t even in the top ten in length of time since raising the tax. Alaska has gone almost 50 years, and the federal government hasn’t raised its tax in more than 21 years.

There are a few caveats here. Many states have been more aggressive about securing other types of infrastructure funding, such as registration fees, and four states tax their gas using general sales tax.

Still, it’s an interesting list. And according to the Tax Justice Blog, Idaho isn’t alone in looking to increase the tax this year.


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