Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Extends Gas Tax Holiday

Connecticut state capitol
Connecticut state capitol (Nathan McDaniel/Getty Images)

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has extended the gas tax holiday through Dec. 31 in a bill signed during a special session of the General Assembly to provide economic relief to residents.

“We’re extending the gas tax holiday a little bit longer, providing energy assistance for those in need, and increasing the amount of funding available for the pandemic pay program for the essential workers who’ve showed up to work every day throughout the pandemic,” Lamont noted Nov. 29.

Among the provisions in the bill is to extend through the end of this year the current temporary suspension of Connecticut’s 25 cents-per-gallon excise tax on gasoline. Sales or use of propane, natural gas or diesel by a distributor are not impacted by this suspension.

Starting Jan. 1, the gas tax will be returned by being phased back at 5 cents per month. The gas tax has been suspended since April 1 and was going to expire Nov. 30.

Other states had gas tax holidays earlier this year that have expired. Georgia’s gas tax holiday extension for diesel and gas is set to expire Dec. 11. New York’s temporary suspension of taxes on gas and highway diesel fuel began June 1 and remains in effect through Dec. 31.

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