Alabama's gas tax increasing Sunday

Fuel tax to jump 6-cents; future hikes later

If Alabama motorists want to save 6-cents a gallon on gasoline or diesel they need to head to the pumps before Sunday, Sept. 1, which is the date the first wave of Alabama's new 10-cents per gallon fuel tax goes into effect.

Passed during the most recent session of the Alabama Legislature, the tax will increase by 6-cents a gallon this Sunday, another 2-cents per gallon on Oct. 1, 2020 and another 2-cents on Oct. 1, 2021. Estimates show each cent is worth $32 million and at the full 10-cents the state will received between $300 and $320 million per year.

Effective Oct. 1, 2023 and on July 1 ev...