Illinois Tax Talk: Motor Fuel Taxes

By Christopher Lutz (September 26, 2018, 12:59 PM EDT) -- Like many states, Illinois and a number of Illinois localities impose motor fuel taxes. Although these taxes are each generally similar, they function slightly differently and are administered by different agencies. It is important not only for retailers of motor fuel, but any business that uses motor fuel in the operation of its business to understand the different layers of motor fuel taxes in Illinois.

Illinois Overview

Illinois' motor fuel tax is imposed on the retail sale of motor fuel.[1] Indeed, the tax is explicitly imposed on the consumers of motor fuel.[2] However, the tax must be prepaid by a motor...

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