AG advises gas stations that they must comply with tax suspension, encourages consumers to file complaints with OAG if they are wrongly charged
New York Attorney General Letitia James reminds New Yorkers of efforts taken to save money at the pump as Americans across the country are facing record high fuel prices, and advised gas stations of their obligation to suspend taxes on fuel through the end of the year.
The Gas Tax Holiday Act of 2022 requires gas stations to suspend excise tax, prepaid sales tax, and state sales and use taxes on motor fuel and highway diesel motor to address the rising cost of fuel. In letters to gas station associations, James informed gas stations of their legal obligation to comply with the statewide requirements and any local tax rate change. She encourages any New Yorker who believes they are wrongly charged this tax to report it to her office.
“As gas prices surge nationwide, we are doing all we can to provide some financial relief for New Yorkers,” James said. “New York’s gas stations are required to suspend state and local taxes through the end of the year to help working families, because every penny off will help offset the rising costs of gas. I encourage consumers who suspect that their gas station is not following the rules to contact my office.”
The Gas Tax Holiday Act went into effect on June 1, and expires on Dec. 31. James encourages consumers to file complaints online with her office if they believe their gas stations are not complying.