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Old 08-23-2007, 08:35 AM
Location: The 12th State
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I took this photo on side of a gas pump
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:00 PM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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When we come home down Highway 521, we always stop off and top off at the pump. It is not a very true to North Carolina practice, but it saves .14 a gallon. We have friends who shop in SC because the sales tax is lower there also. We have discussed traveling there special to buy gas and maybe groceries, but figure the trip would take up the savings, plus our state would not get the money.

I believe this higher tax by North Carolina is a way to get tourist to help pay for the roads. I am concerned it may backfire though. It is possible to get gas in Virginia on I-95 and not buy gas before you get to SC. Sort of defeats the purpose. What were they thinking?
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I have no idea how that could possibly be correct! Michigan has a 19 cent tax, and gas is MUCH MUCH higher there than here. I paid $2.62 a gallon yesterday in Mooresville, and my mom said gas was $3.09 in Michigan yesterday. That sure does not add up to me!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:51 PM
Location: From WNC, now in Raleigh
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The Southeast typically has lower fuel costs than other areas of the country because of proximity to the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic ports. The higher price is from the cost of having to transport it farther inland.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:45 PM
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Most counties in states bordering North Carolina, have some control over their roads by paying a portion of road construction and maintenance in their property taxes. North Carolina does not do this. No county in NC has any say or control (except some major metropolitan cities) over roads & etc. The gasoline tax pays it all. North Carolina gas taxes may appear higher but if you take into account what other states and counties are paying on top of their gas tax which is included in their property taxes then it evens out or in some cases even less. Since counties in NC have no say in who gets roads then the commissioners of each county cannot play favorites. Needs are determined by the state on a point system derived from traffic, #of houses, businesses, schools and etc.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:08 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Default Total Gasoline Taxes - Local, State & Federal

As of October 7, 2008.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/mm34b/GasolineTax.jpg?t=1228166574 (broken link)

Copyright Free Image - Motor Fuel Taxes

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