The Gasoline Taxes That Are Hit by Covid-19

Rarely mentioned, the revenue generated by gasoline taxes in the U.S. and Europe has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Should We Charge Electric Cars?

With the depletion of the Highway Trust Fund, Congress needs to decide if its new funding sources will include a pay-by-the-mile tax that charges EVs.

Why SALT Might Not Be Good For Our (Financial) Health

In the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislators eliminate deductions to offset lower tax rates. One target is SALT–state and local tax deductions.

All You Never Knew About Denmark’s Fat Tax

At the end of 2011, Denmark got a fat tax. Today, they still cannot decide if it worked. The Skinny on Denmark’s Fat Tax Denmark’s lawmakers thought they had a “win-win” through a tax on food with more than 2.3%…

Why the Philadelphia Soda Tax is Fizzling

Like all sin taxes, the Philadelphia sugary drinks tax has had an unpredictable impact on revenue and the alternatives that people select.

What State Gasoline Taxes and a LUST Fund Have in Common

A LUST Trust Fund and higher state gasoline taxes may come in handy if massive federal infrastructure spending becomes more doubtful.

The Tax That No One Likes

Among state gasoline taxes, New Jersey will jump from second lowest to seventh highest because of a soon-to-start 23 cent increase.

Paying More at the Gas Pump

Because of a low gasoline tax, the Highway Trust Fund does not have enough money to maintain the transportation infrastructure of highways and mass transit.

When Your Ability to Pay Determines Your Punishment

In Finland, for some traffic violations, the rich have higher fines than those with less because of day fines that are similar to progressive taxation.

The Reason the Price of Gasoline Has That 9/10

If you asked me how much I pay for gas, I would say $3.49 a gallon. Actually, though, the sign says $3.499. And that means, because the gas station rounds up, I am paying $3.50.  Doesn’t $3.50 sounds like a lot…