Fuel Fraud Tax Remains, for Now

 - July 3, 2012, 3:40 PM

The recently approved highway reauthorization bill was passed without repeal of the fuel fraud tax, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). The tax was part of the 2005 highway bill, an effort to prevent truckers from avoiding highway taxes by filling up with jet fuel. NATA plans to continue its efforts to repeal the tax, according to Eric Byer, v-p of government and industry affairs. “With Jet A at over $6 per gallon nationally and fuel at the local gas station at $3.50 or so, no one in their right mind would take jet fuel and attempt to use it in a car, truck or tractor,” he noted.