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North Carolina ranks fifth in the U.S. for the most motor fuels sales tax paid in 2018.

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 30, 2019

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In 2018, North Carolina collected $2 billion in motor fuels sales tax, ranking it fifth in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. motor fuels sales tax by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
California
$6,351,756,000
2
Texas
$3,710,307,000
3
Pennsylvania
$3,375,429,000
4
Florida
$2,799,610,000
5
North Carolina
$1,974,782,000
6
Ohio
$1,912,191,000
7
Georgia
$1,801,798,000
8
Washington
$1,713,782,000
9
New York
$1,636,749,000
10
Michigan
$1,445,786,000
11
Indiana
$1,420,135,000
12
Illinois
$1,367,939,000
13
Tennessee
$1,086,693,000
14
Maryland
$1,084,195,000
15
Wisconsin
$1,051,479,000
16
Virginia
$1,031,034,000
17
Minnesota
$936,893,000
18
Arizona
$869,183,000
19
Massachusetts
$769,144,000
20
Missouri
$717,894,000
21
Kentucky
$702,651,000
22
Colorado
$675,962,000
23
Iowa
$671,937,000
24
Alabama
$648,639,000
25
South Carolina
$646,581,000
26
Louisiana
$631,641,000
27
Oregon
$538,539,000
28
Utah
$496,789,000
29
Arkansas
$492,945,000
30
Connecticut
$487,327,000
31
Oklahoma
$485,376,000
32
Kansas
$461,075,000
33
New Jersey
$458,892,000
34
Mississippi
$436,245,000
35
West Virginia
$419,528,000
36
Nebraska
$373,889,000
37
Idaho
$362,234,000
38
Nevada
$343,386,000
39
Montana
$254,167,000
40
Maine
$250,468,000
41
New Mexico
$230,303,000
42
North Dakota
$196,649,000
43
South Dakota
$187,424,000
44
New Hampshire
$183,366,000
45
Delaware
$131,864,000
46
Wyoming
$113,622,000
47
Hawaii
$88,377,000
48
Vermont
$82,953,000
49
Rhode Island
$79,858,000
50
Alaska
$47,149,000
51
District of Columbia
$26,268,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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