Virginia Fuel Wholesale Sales Tax Change - Effective July 1, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, Virginia Motor Vehicle Fuels Sales Tax (Wholesale Sales Tax) was converted to a cents per gallon tax.  Prior to July 1, the tax rate was applied to the sales price charged to the retail dealer and was 2.1% of that total.  Effective July 1, the tax rate will be applied to the number of gallons sold and delivered to the retail dealer, 7.6 cents for gasoline and 7.7 cents for diesel.

Virginia Eliminates Conventional Motor Fuel Tax

Virginia will become the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon tax at the pump and switch to a percentage tax based on the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel.  Effective July 1, 2013, the gasoline tax will be 3.5% of the wholesale price.  The diesel tax will be 6% of the wholesale price.  According to the Virginia Petroleum, Convenience and Grocery Association (VPCGA) the price used to figure the tax will be the wholesale price for the preceding six months.

STOP the Maryland Gas Tax

Are you ready to pay MORE taxes?  In Maryland, you already pay 23.5 cents PER GALLON in State Tax and 18.4 cents PER GALLON in Federal Tax.  Now they want to raise it even more.  Please take a moment to sign a petition to STOP the proposed gas tax increase!  Go to to find out who your legislative representatives are and let them know that you have had enough!  Adds 15 cents at the pump!