Farmers and timber companies got a break from record-high fuel prices on Monday as Gov. Sonny Perdue suspended the state sales tax on diesel for off-road uses, according to Forbes.com. But Georgians driving the state’s roads shouldn’t be expecting any such relief. Instead, the state’s gasoline tax will rise on July 1.
Yes, you read that right: Perdue is going to stand by and allow gasoline taxes to increase for everyone who isn’t a farmer:
Beginning on the July 1 start of the fiscal year, motorists will have to pay even more state taxes. The Georgia Department of Revenue recalculates part of the state sales tax on gasoline every six months based on the average price throughout the state. When that average rises, the tax does too.
Thanks for nothing, guy!