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claiming refund for gasoline tax on gasoline used on local/town roads

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by pl1985, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. pl1985

    pl1985 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Can you claim a refund for gasoline tax charged on gas used in vehicles driven mainly on local streets that are built and maintained completely by property taxes? The federal gasoline tax is a national user tax that is intended to tax gas consumed on 'public highways' and is then used for all construction and upkeep of interstate highways. There is also a state gasoline tax charged on gas consumed on state highways, used for construction and upkeep of all state highways. In NJ combined state and federal gasoline taxes are 0.40/gallon after the recent increase in the federal gasoline tax. Some states have as high as 0.70/gallon in gasoline taxes.
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

  3. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    anything that is required to be registered, no you can not get a refund.
  4. pl1985

    pl1985 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Just shows you how corrupt the tax system is. Most people are under the impression that the income tax 'paves their roads'. Others believe it's the fuel tax. But really it is 100% property taxes for most roads, yet all three taxes are justified by 'how else are we going to pave our roads'? or another justification for the income tax: 'how else are we going to educate the children'? Almost all public schools are paid for 100% by property taxes. Police and fire, 100% property taxes. Property and gasoline taxes pave all of our roads, educate all our children in public schools, provide all our local government services, and protect all our neighborhoods with police, fire, and ambulance. So aside from national defense what exactly does the income tax do, that any of us get any use out of? The answer is nothing. You're paying a quarter or a third of your income every year and not seeing a dime of it. The only people seeing it are old people who never saved any money their whole lives and mostly lazy people on the welfare rolls who don't want to work for minimum wage.

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