South Carolina Motor Fuel User Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2017

Effective July 1. 2017, the Motor Fuel User Fee will increase by $0.02 per gallon every fiscal year for the next six years, as outlined in the chart below. All sales of fuel subject to the Motor Fuel User Fee are subject to these rate increases.

The new fuel tax rates, provided in the table below, will be effective July 1, 2017.

Effective Dates of Motor Fuel User Fee Increase Motor Fuel User Fee Per Gallon
Prior to July 1, 2017 $0.16
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 $0.18
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 $0.20
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 $0.22
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 $0.24
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 $0.26
July 1, 2022 $0.28

On July 1, 2017 the new $0.18 per gallon Motor Fuel User Fee goes into effect. The Environmental Impact Fee of $0.005 per gallon and the inspection Fee of $0.0025 per gallon have not changed. The $0.16 per gallon Motor Fuel User Fee will apply to amended returns and refunds that reflect activity prior to July 1, 2017.

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