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Nebraska’s motor fuels tax to rise to 29.6 cents on Jan. 1

December 22, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s motor fuel tax is slated to rise from 28 cents per gallon to 29.6 cents, a rate that will be in effect from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2019.

The state Department of Revenue announced the increase on Friday.

The rate is automatically adjusted to comply with provisions of a 2015 law that gradually increased the state gas tax rate from 27 cents per gallon.

The gas tax increase was enacted by the Legislature to provide additional funding to help complete expressways and replace rural bridges as part of the roads program.

Nebraska’s gas tax has three components, reflecting the wholesale price of fuel and legislative funding for transportation as well as a fixed tax set by state law.

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