NC Excise Tax on Diesel Fuel – 9th highest in the USA

North Carolina raised the state excise tax to 32.5 cents per gallon for diesel fuel in January, making our state the 9th highest in the nation for fuel taxes!

The states that charge more? Predictable, in my opinion:

California .3970
Connecticut .3960
New York .3925
Pennsylvania .3810
Illinois .3780
Michigan .3400
Wisconsin .3290
Washington .3750


My question is, if North Carolina is the only Southern state here (cheaper road maintenance), with a fairly low tax rate, no unions, a lower median income, and no real infrastructure advantage over these other states, what does our government do with all the money?!


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