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The impact on transportation programs of reducing the federal fuel tax

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The impact on transportation programs of reducing the federal fuel tax

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Ground Transportation of the Committee on Transportation ... Congress, second session, March 21, 2000

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ISBN 10016065565X
ISBN 109780160655654

A fuel tax is a sale tax on fuel (i.e. on coal, gas, oil). Any individual or firm who purchases fuel for his/her automobile, home heating, or any other purpose, is charged. Fuel taxes can reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. a carbon tax) and price other negative externalities (e.g. air pollution and. 4 Federal Fuel Tax History September Case Study. highway authorization bill. But this critically important tradition, which set the Federal -Aid Highway Program apart from virtually all other federal grant programs, was initially bent in the s with the introduction of .

  The effectiveness of fuel taxation towards reducing gasoline usage in vehicles has been a subject of debate. Using data from Sweden, which has one of the highest gasoline taxes in the world, research now demonstrates a potential consumer preference for . A fuel tax (also known as a petrol, gasoline or gas tax, or as a fuel duty) is an excise tax imposed on the sale of most countries the fuel tax is imposed on fuels which are intended for transportation. Fuels used to power agricultural vehicles, and/or home heating oil which is similar to diesel are taxed at a different, usually lower rate. The fuel tax receipts are often dedicated or.

United States ‒ Progress Report on Fossil Fuel Subsidies Part 1: Identification and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Provisions A. Production Fossil Fuel Subsidies There are a number of tax preferences, described below, available in the United States to producers of fossil fuels. The preferences below are all permanent provisions in the tax code. The Federal Excise Tax on Motor Fuels and the Highway Trust Fund Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction The federal government levies an excise tax on various motor fuels intended for highway use.1 Under current law, the tax rate is cents per gallon on gasoline and cents per gallon on.


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The impact on transportation programs of reducing the federal fuel tax (–78) hearing before the subcommittee on ground transportation of the committee on transportation and infrastructure page 2 prev page top of doc segment 1 of 2 house of representatives one hundred sixth congress second session ma printed for the use of the.

the impact on transportation programs of reducing the federal fuel tax Tuesday, Ma House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Ground Transportation, Washington, D.C.

Get this from a library. The impact on transportation programs of reducing the federal fuel tax: hearing before the Subcommittee on Ground Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, Ma [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and. A reduction in transportation fuel taxes would result in a decrease in spending for Highway Trust Fund-supported federal programs, unless Congress designated alternate sources of funding for these programs. As a result of the structure of the federal programs, the effects of a fuel ta x repeal on federal tr ansportation programs.

Taxing transportation fringe benefits was one of many changes to the tax code arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).However, most of these benefits are still taxed differently than wages, making the tax code more complicated and favoring some forms of compensation over others.

From the standpoint of transportation finance, promoting energy conservation with a broad-based energy tax rather than a motor fuel tax would have an added advantage—it would segregate revenue of the energy tax from revenue of fuel taxes that were intended as user fees and devoted to covering transportation agency expenditures.

The th Congress is weighing potential policy mechanisms to reduce the impact of climate change and cap global warming to an internationally agreed upon target of no more than 2 degrees Celsius ( degrees Fahrenheit).

As a result, fossil fuel tax subsidies, as well as other mechanisms of support, have received additional scrutiny from.

If this trend continues, AASHTO is concerned that this will adversely impact tolling and gas tax revenues.

The Tax Foundation says road traffic is now down 38 percent across the United States and fewer people driving means fewer people buying gasoline, which will be detrimental to motor fuel excise tax revenue for federal and state governments.

Jet fuel is a high-carbon energy source, and take-off and landing are the most fuel-intensive parts of a flight, so the more connections you make, the higher your carbon footprint.

You can reduce your impact by avoiding connecting flights when you book your flight. The heavier an aircraft, the more fuel it. First enacted by Congress inthe purpose of CAFE is to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. The CAFE standards are fleet-wide averages that must be achieved by each automaker for its car and truck fleet, each year, since Online Fuel Tax System.

Motor carrier customers can manage all of their IFTA and MCFT transactions, including processing and paying quarterly tax returns, renewals and ordering additional decals, online 24/7 by using the online Fuel Tax System.

Users must have a current fuel tax account. To establish a new account, email [email protected] EPA’s decades-long effort to reduce criteria pollutants, air toxics and other harmful emissions from diesel fuel used in transportation have resulted in significant health and environmental benefits while advancing technology, and minimizing cost.

These benefits are a result of a number of regulatory programs, including reducing sulfur levels in diesel fuel voluntary programs including the. Alternative Fuels StrategiesAn alternative fuel, most generally defined, is any fuel other than the traditional selections, gasoline and diesel, used to produce energy or power.

The emissions impact and energy output provided by alternative fuels varies, depending on the fuel source. Examples of alternative fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, electricity, propane, compressed natural gas, and. Gas tax revenues are on an unsustainable course. Over the last five years, Congress has transferred more than $53 billion from the general fund to the transportation fund in order to compensate for lagging gas tax revenues.

Bythe transportation fund will be insolvent unless an additional $15 billion transfer is made. Larger transfers will be needed in subsequent years. Funds made available shall be used only to expand or enhance intergovernmental efforts to increase motor fuel tax enforcement and payments; to supplement motor fuel tax examinations and criminal investigations; and to increase research and training in the area of fuel tax evasion.

This program is part of the Highway Use Tax Evasion program. Sincegasohol (a blend of gasoline with ethanol produced from grain) has received preferential tax treatment to promote alternative fuels and aid farmers (the revenue loss, after a change in federal law, is now borne by the general fund rather than by transportation programs alone); sincea portion of the fuel tax is dedicated.

Key Federal Legislation. The information below includes a brief chronology and summaries of key federal legislation related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation topics. Chronology of Federal Legislation. Alternative fuel and fuel economy legislation dates back to the Clean Air Act ofwhich created initiatives to reduce mobile sources.

Last month President Obama signed a two-month extension of federal highway funding into law that will continue through July. This two-month patch has now intensified the transportation funding debate, with some in Congress calling for the biggest gas tax hike in over twenty years.

The federal gas tax is currently cents per gallon but some misguided lawmakers claim a much steeper The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels.

These impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink. Advocates of more federal spending for highways and transit note that the federal fuel tax (currently cents per gallon of gasoline) has not been raised since and that the year freeze.

The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is cents per gallon and cents per gallon for diesel fuel. The federal tax was last raised October 1, and is not indexed to inflation, which increased by a total of 77 percent from until On average, as of Aprilstate and local taxes and fees add cents to gasoline and cents to diesel, for a total US.Voluntary programs also play a major role in reducing emissions and promoting cleaner air.

For example, EPA's SmartWay program has empowered companies to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible (and to save $ billion in fuel costs) since Plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) can save you money, with much lower fuel costs on average than conventional gasoline vehicles.

Electricity prices are lower and more stable than gasoline prices. On a national average, it costs less than half as much to travel the same distance in an EV than a conventional vehicle.