New gas pump stickers itemize taxes included in fuel price

(Posted March 23, 2020)

A new sticker is being affixed to most gas pumps in Madison County. The stickers itemize the taxes included in the price of a gallon of fuel in order to inform the consumer, explained Madison County Auditor Jennifer Hunter.

The stickers are required through last year’s state transportation budget, which also raised the state tax on gasoline by 10.5 cents per gallon on July 1, 2019. The diesel fuel tax increased by 19 cents per gallon. Proceeds from the fuel tax are used to maintain and upgrade Ohio’s roads and bridges.

“These stickers are another informational tool that will benefit consumers. It increases the transparency of fuel prices for Madison County residents,” Hunter said.

The approximately 4×4-inch stickers show a breakdown of state, local and federal taxes levied on gasoline and diesel fuels, along with the total tax amount. The Ohio Department of Agriculture created and paid for the stickers.

The Auditor’s Office is affixing the stickers during routine inspections conducted by the office’s weights and measures staff. Gas tax stickers must be placed on the gas pumps in each county and city jurisdiction by September of this year. They do not need to be used if tax information is displayed in another way, such as on a video screen or in a prominent place at the gas station. Stickers will be updated with any future changes to the gas tax.

For more information, call the Auditor’s Office at (740) 852-9717.

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