Missouri’s new gas tax loophole an odd duck

Law allows drivers to claim a refund on fuel expenditures

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October 7, 2021 - 10:50 AM

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It’s not often government implements a tax, then gives you a loophole to avoid paying it.

But that’s exactly what the Missouri Legislature did when crafting compromises to get the state’s new gas tax legislation approved.

As we recently reported, the tax raises the price Missouri drivers pay on gasoline by an additional 2.5 cents per gallon every year until 2025, for a total of 12.5 cents per gallon.

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