MID-HUDSON – The state and many counties may have imposed a gas tax holiday through the end of the year, which you would think, would bring down gas prices. It seems to be the opposite as many gas stations continue to raise prices.
The Gas Tax Holiday Act went into effect on June 1, 2022 and expires on December 31, 2022. Attorney General Letitia James encourages consumers to file complaints online with her office if they believe their gas stations are not complying.
The Gas Tax Holiday Act of 2022 requires gas stations to suspend excise tax, prepaid sales tax, and state sales and use taxes on motor fuel and highway diesel motor to address the rising cost of fuel. In letters to gas station associations, Attorney General James informed gas stations of their legal obligation to comply with the statewide requirements and any local tax rate change. Attorney General James encourages any New Yorker who believes they are wrongly charged this tax to report it to her office.
“As gas prices surge nationwide, we are doing all we can to provide some financial relief for New Yorkers,” said James. “New York’s gas stations are required to suspend state and local taxes through the end of the year to help working families because every penny off will help offset the rising costs of gas. I encourage consumers who suspect that their gas station is not following the rules to contact my office.”