is it better to get fuel in the state your in or buy the it on the cheap outside of California.
Man these commies are killing me with their 0.7 rate and screwing up my truck with their pot holes.
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No need to buy in every state.Thats a thing of the past, since IFTA. Some States wouldn’t give refunds, Ga. for instance. Nowadays, your Base State you file with, does all the work for you. 3.70 vs 3.99. The price for the actual fuel would be the same if the 3.99 State had a tax .29c higher per gallon on the pump, than the 3.70 a gallon state. The only difference is wether you pay taxes now at the pump or later, quarterly. If you only ran those 2 states, equal miles in each, one way 3.70, you owe money, the other way 3.99, you get a refund, Each States going to charge their rate, based on your mpg and the miles ran, wether or not you actually bought fuel in each State. If you bought it all in one State, they will get what their owed, the rest will go to pay the other States you ran.If you buy it all in the highest tax rate State, You would get a refund, as the other States have a lower tax rate due. Buy in the lowest tax rate State, you would surely owe, since others are higher, Best simple way is to minus the tax from pump price in each State, compare price, without the tax. Your going to pay same amount in taxes, either upfront at the pump, or quarterly, after all taxes owed and credits already paid are figured on Ifta quarterly filing.