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Incidence of Federal and State Gasoline Taxes

  • Chouinard, Hayley
  • Perloff, Jeffrey M.

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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Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt5q74052d.

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Date of creation: 01 May 2003
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt5q74052d
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