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RE: E-M:/ High Gasoline Prices?



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Enviro-Mich message from "Conan Smith" <conanmec@voyager.net>
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The taxes I am aware of on unleaded regular . . .

The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents/gallon
The state gas tax is 19 cents/gallon
The state sales tax is 6% on the total gas price
Kirk Riley suggests that the state also levies 7/8 of a cent for enviro
regulation

The sales tax does go to MDOT rather than the general fund, at least about
$60 million of it does.  Comprehensive transportation (read buses and
trains) is constitutionally eligible to receive 25% of the sales tax
collected on transportation related items.

Conan Smith
Land Programs Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
p. (517) 487-9539
f. (517) 487-9541
www.mienv.org
conanmec@voyager.net

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Enviro-Mich message from Smileysmlc@aol.com
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In a message dated 6/26/00 3:34:46 PM, rileyki@egr.msu.edu writes:

<< The state gas tax is levied per gallon.  Right now it's 5.7 cents per
gallon, and set to go to 6.8 cents in September (see below)  >>

This refers only to the sales tax on gasoline--not the traditional "gas tax"
which is much higher.  Engler raised the gas tax by 5 cents, so Michigan's
share of the total taxes is relatively high.  Can anyone provide an accurate
breakdown of the total taxes paid on a gallon of gasoline?  And does the
sales tax on gas go to roads...or does that portion go to the general fund?

Jack Smiley

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