Over at Daddy Bears Den Daddy Bear commented on the lack of breakdown of taxes on the reciept at the gas pump. Which started a conversation on how much ARE you paying in gas taxes a year, which drove me to find this site.
Assuming I don’t run to many extra errands during the week I average 10 – 12 gallons a week. According to that chart I’m paying $0.66 in taxes per gallon. Thats $6.60 a week, or $343.20 a year. My husband runs about the same, though his car doesn’t get quite the gas milage mine does. Which I suppose in the over all scheme of things could be worse, I have no kids to run around, and a car that gets decent gas milage. But at the current gas prices (after taxes) of $4.03 (at the cheap place!) thats another 85 gallons of gas I could buy just from the taxes I personally pay. That hurts. I’m already not going places because I can’t really afford the gas.