Fiscal Leadership for Georgia

Transportation Funding Bill

May 14, 2015

Transportation Funding BillTransportation Funding Bill to increase Gas Prices and Hotel Stay in Georgia

A new bill signed in Georgia will change how the state gas tax is calculated and increase the cost of hotel stay in Georgia by $5 per night and a shift to an excise tax of 26 cents per gallon of gasoline and 29 cents per gallon of diesel. The act will remove the four percent state sales tax on gasoline, leaving just the excise tax and local sales taxes. This new hotel charge is applicable to all state employees who stay in a Georgia hotel.