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Fuels Tax Rates and Alternative Fuels Conversion

Fuels Tax Rates

In accordance with Code of Virginia § 58.1-2217, the DMV Commissioner is required to levy an excise tax on motor fuels for the periods July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 and July 1, 2021 to July 2022. In addition to the tax, § 58.1-2217 requires a storage tank fee to be imposed on motor fuels sold and delivered or used in the Commonwealth.

Fuel Type Rates per Gallon
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Rates per Gallon
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
Gasoline 21.2 cents 26.2 cents
Diesel 20.2 cents 27.0 cents
Blended Fuels (Gasoline) 21.2 cents 26.2 cents
Blended Fuels (Diesel) 20.2 cents 27.0 cents
Aviation Fuels 5.0 cents 5.0 cents
Alternative Fuels (see below) 21.2 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) 26.2 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE)
Storage Tank Fee 0.6 cents per gallon 0.2 cents per gallon

Previous Fuels Tax Rates

To view previous tax rates, refer to Tax Rates for Prior Periods.

Alternative Fuels Conversion

All Alternative Fuels are required to be converted to the Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) before reporting. A list of alternative fuels and their conversion formulas, along with a conversion tool, is available on Converting Alternative Fuels to GGE.