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Tax on gas could rise this summer

UTSanDiego -- As if we don’t already pay enough for gas in California, come this summer we may be taxed on it even more by the state.

The tax Californians pay for each gallon of gas they buy — called the excise tax — is expected to increase 3.5 cents per gallon in July to 39.5 cents per gallon. The state Board of Equalization - charged with setting the rate since 2010 - will meet Tuesday in Culver City to consider about a 10 percent increase because previous tax collections fell short of budgeted amounts. The excise tax isn’t the only one we pay at the pump. The state also charges 2.25 percent in sales tax, and the federal government charges 18.4 cents per gallon in excise tax.

So how much more will you pay? If you’re like most Americans you drive an average of 15,000 miles per year. And if you f


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JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:56:30 AM

Geez!
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:43:02 AM

Why not...Pile it on.
hdeecee
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:37:59 AM

Surprised?
Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:57:27 PM

Why not tax the profits of the OIL COMPANIES? That way everyone wins.
afghaned
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:29:58 PM

Conserve, conserve, conserve & when expected revenue isn't met they raise the tax. We had the same happen to our water in my area.

Conservation may be great but te government seems unprepared for te consequence - less revenue.
camel1
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:28:54 PM

not surprising, especially for Cali
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:08:08 PM

More of the Bozama hopeless change.
JENNYHK
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:03:28 PM

What an obummer.
heydano67
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:03:05 PM

learn to spend what you get now a little better
cutter1330
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:02:13 PM

Bet revenues start to fall even more.
You can't tax yourself to prosperity.
Even in California.
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:00:52 PM

This is Obama's idea of taxing the "rich."
SavALot
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:59:21 PM

but no! not again
SUSANCK
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:59:13 PM

Got to love that obummer.
macike
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:57:20 PM

Elect a democrat majorities and expect taxes to go up
Darwin00
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:56:58 PM

How about they manage the taxes they currently bring in better.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:55:16 PM

Enjoy the Change!
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:55:16 PM

Not a good idea at this time.
MRHONEST
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:53:16 PM

THAT WOULD BE AWeSOME! i LOVE PAYING AS MUCH AS I CAN FOR GAS!
MitchelSdReview
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:52:48 PM

What do you expect from democrats
LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:51:52 PM


Gas is too High,
Taxes are too High!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:51:17 PM

Thank you obummer voters!
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:50:31 PM

Not surprised with Taxofornia
MitchelSdReview
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:50:09 PM

Anyone surprised?
gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:49:24 PM

Guess we'll have to go the proposition route to claw back some of this tax money.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:48:30 PM

If the price rises in CT, the tax rate will definitely go up drastically (our special under the table tax).
mia3bxs
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:45:50 PM

Not a smart move, unless the gov't can sell it, but that will never happen.
Chris46
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:45:49 PM

I expect them to do it. What else is new? We're going down the tubes fast!
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:45:26 PM

Leave it to California!
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:43:10 PM

and the worst time to do it.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:41:55 PM

Well good for them, they vote for higher taxes they get higher taxes...
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:38:11 PM

We have the highest fuel prices in the lower 48 & now more taxes!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:37:28 PM

More good ideas from the govt of CA.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:32:35 PM

No more taxes for politician's pockets!!
lesndave
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:32:13 PM

Painful.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:29:33 PM

too many taxes
cdanielwyke
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:25:52 PM

California, land of the rich and famous, home of the liberals. They could care less about raising taxes there.
Harry813
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:25:38 PM

Just like everything else.....
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:24:36 PM

Hmmm...
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:23:07 PM

Ouch. We are paying too much in taxes as it is right now. Government needs to stop spending and live within their means.
Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:20:06 PM

We need accountability in fuel taxes.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:19:29 PM

They should raise capital gains taxes on the large stock holders first to lessen pain at the pump.
carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:19:05 PM

Of course...why cut back no waistfull spending to prvent and or reduce the need to increase rates etc...
Focus2
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:17:21 PM

I only drive about 5,000 miles a year so I am not supporting as much road tax.
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:16:59 PM

All these taxes!!! Where and what are they being used for???? Is there
someone accountable for the spending????
wshokie12
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:14:56 PM

Due to mismanaged government.
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:10:13 PM

California is trying to tax all of it's wealthier people out of the state.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:02:27 PM

Repeat
Moparmizer
Sophomore Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:01:55 PM

California is already 1 of 14 states that have MORE entitlement debt then income. Pretty soon they are going to run out of "Rich" people to TAX
litoand
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 10:00:53 PM

O.K
flyfast
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:59:07 PM

kick us when we are down
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 9:58:13 PM

I cannot help but feel sorry for California folk (my son being one). They're really getting hit right & left with tax increases. Guess it's probably in all of our futures.
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