Where Maryland stands

January 15, 2002

Maryland has the 13th-highest state gas tax in the nation: 23.50 cents per gallon. The federal gas tax rate is an additional 18.4 center per gallon. George's gas tax rate is the nation's lowest; 7.50 cents per gallon. Rates determined as of Jan. 1, 2001.

................................................. Gas tax rate

State ....................................... (cents per gallon) .............................Rank

Rhode Island .............................. 29.00 ............................................. 1

Montana ..................................... 27.00 .............................................. 2

Wisconsin ................................... 26.40 .............................................. 3

Idaho .......................................... 26.00 .............................................. 4

Pennsylvania .............................. 25.90 .............................................. 5

West Virginia ............................. 25.65 ............................................... 6

Connecticut ............................... 25.00 ................................................ 7

Nebraska ................................... 24.80 ............................................... 8

North Carolina ........................... 24.55 ............................................... 9

Utah .......................................... 24.50 .............................................. 10

Nevada ...................................... 24.00 ............................................... 11

Oregon ....................................... 24.00 ............................................... 12

Maryland .................................... 23.50 ................................................13

Delaware .................................... 23.00 ............................................... 14

Washington ................................ 23.00 ............................................... 14

SOURCE: Federation of Tax Administrators

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