The motor fuels and alternative fuels tax rate for 2018 will increase from 34.3 cents per gallon to 35.1 cents per gallon.

The North Carolina Secretary of Revenue stated “The tax rate is computed using the amount of the preceding calendar year’s fuel tax rate multiplied by a percentage.  The percentage is plus or minus the sum of the annual percentage change in State population for the applicable calendar year, multiplied by 75 percent and the annual energy index percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers, multiplied by 25 percent.”

The inspection tax will remain at .0025 cents per gallon.