Gas and Diesel Taxes to Go Up

Governor DeWine signed into law the biennial transportation budget, House Bill 62, which contains an increase of 10.5-cents per gallon in the gasoline tax and an increase of 19-cents per gallon in the diesel fuel tax. The increases will take effect on July 1.

The new law includes a five-year phase-in to set the compressed natural gas tax rate at the same level as the diesel rate. Electric and hybrid vehicle registration fees will be set at level of $100 and $200, respectively.

The OMA, together with the Ohio Business Roundtable and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, opposed the bifurcation of the gasoline and diesel tax rates, which until now have been the same. 4/4/2019