Mileage Tax

North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gas Tax Down, So Officials Eye Levy on Mileage

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More carpooling, fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they're bad for state and federal transportation funds, which rely on taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.

Now some states, including Vermont, are eyeing a "vehicle miles traveled" tax for bridge and road maintenance, where you pay not based on how much fuel you burned, but how far you went.

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