Tax rates for motor vehicles and diesel fuels


The CDTFA has released motor vehicle and diesel fuel tax rates for July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. (Special Notice L-847 (May 2022))

Sales and Use Tax Rates
Type of fuel Prepayment per gallon Sales and use tax rates*
Gasoline (motor vehicle fuel) $0.090 2.25%
Aircraft jet fuel $0.180 7.25%
Diesel fuel $0.470 13.0%
Aviation gasoline N/A N/A
* District tax may also apply
Excise Tax Rates Per Gallon
Type of fuel Through June 30, 2022 Effective July 1, 2022
Gasoline (motor vehicle fuel) $0.511 $0.539
Aircraft jet fuel** $0.02 $0.02
Diesel fuel $0.389 $0.410
Aviation gasoline** $0.18 $0.18
** Excise taxes on aircraft jet fuel and aviation gasoline are not subject to an annual adjustment