Special Fuel License Tax

Certain special fuels sold or used to propel motor vehicles are subject to a license tax. Liquefied natural gas is subject to a tax of $0.16 per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). Compressed natural gas, butane, and propane are subject to a tax of $0.16 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE). Beginning July 1, 2017, the tax rate will be determined based on the lesser of the tax rate determined by the special fuel tax index factor of $0.26 per DGE or GGE. From July 1, 2018, through July 1, 2024, the tax rate will be determined each year based on the special fuel tax index factor. The tax does not apply to nominal biodiesel blends of at least 20% (B20); special fuel used only for a personal, noncommercial use and not for resale; and biodiesel used by a biodiesel producer holding an exemption certificate. Other exemptions apply. For more information, see the Indiana Miscellaneous Tax Rates website. (Reference Indiana Code 6-6-2.5 and 6-6-1.6)