W.Va. gas tax to increase Jan. 1

Local - 12/31/2013 8:50 AM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - Get ready to pay a little extra at the pump.

Beginning January 1, the gas tax increases and motorists will pay an additional penny for a gallon of gasoline in West Virginia. The one-cent increase is due to the state Tax Department's annual recalculation of the average wholesale gas price.

This recalculation increases the tax to 54.1 cents per gallon. Officials say the variable rate helps to keep state funding for roads in line with inflation.


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