Motor Fuel Taxes

Motor Fuel Reports compile taxpayer returns for licensed distributors and carriers of motor fuels in Colorado.  In each report, gallons reflect what was actually tracked for the time period of the report, whereas excise taxes reflect what was processed during the time period of the report.  Because motor fuel excise taxes are levied on a distributor when they remove fuel from a terminal for distribution, only statewide data is available for these taxes.
Current Motor Fuel Excise Tax Rates
Passenger-mile 1.0 mill/passenger-mile
Aviation Gasoline 6¢/gallon
Aviation Jet Fuel 4¢/gallon
Gasoline 22¢/gallon
Special Fuel 20.5¢/gallon


For reports from previous years, please contact the Office of Research and Analysis