28 Jul '11, 5pm

U.S. Gas Taxes About to Expire: Get Ready for Congress' Next Meltdown

U.S. Gas Taxes About to Expire: Get Ready for Congress' Next Meltdown

Looking beyond the horizon of the current insoluble legislative meltdown, a nervous Democrat pointed me yesterday to the next one: Most of the gas tax is set to expire on Sept. 30. An accountant's memo lists the taxes expiring that day, including: -- All but 4.3 cents-per-gallon of the taxes on highway gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and alternative fuels (Secs. 4041(a) and 4081(d)(1)) -- Reduced rate of tax on partially exempt methanol or ethanol fuel (Sec. 4041(m)) -- Tax on retail sale of heavy highway vehicles (Sec. 4051(c)) -- Tax on heavy truck tires (Sec. 4071(d)) -- Annual use tax on heavy highway vehicles (Sec. 4481(f)) The House, no doubt, will view renewal as utterly routine, right ...? It's not hard to anticipate what a nightmare this will quickly devolve into: With gas prices still high, calls from Tea Partiers (and then the GOP establishment, which gets yank...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/us-gas-tax-expire...

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