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Incidence of federal and state gasoline taxes

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  • Chouinard, Hayley
  • Perloff, Jeffrey M.

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The federal specific gasoline tax falls equally on consumers and wholesalers; whereas state specific taxes fall almost entirely on consumers. The consumer incidence of state taxes is greater in states that use relatively little gasoline.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 83 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 55-60

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:83:y:2004:i:1:p:55-60

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