Gas Tax Holiday
PLEASE NOTE:
Interruptions to gas availability and supplies due to Hurricane Ian may impact pricing during the Gas Tax Holiday. If you believe that you witnessed motor fuel pricing that constitutes price gouging under the Hurricane Ian State of Emergency, please click here for more information on filing a price gouging complaint.

  • What is the Gas Tax Holiday?

    Pursuant to Florida law, the state gas tax will be reduced by 25.3 cents per gallon on all sales of motor fuel during the month of October 2022. Under this new law, it is unlawful for a terminal supplier, wholesaler, importer, reseller, or retail dealer of motor fuel to retain any part of the 25.3 cents per gallon tax reduction or to interfere with providing the full benefit of the tax reduction to the consumer.

  • What is the total amount of the tax reduction during the Gas Tax Holiday?

    25.3 cents per gallon.

  • Does the Gas Tax Holiday apply to all fuel types?

    No. The Gas Tax Holiday does not affect the taxes imposed on diesel fuel, aviation fuel, or kerosene.

  • Will we see a 25.3-cent-per-gallon reduction of gas prices at all gas stations starting on October 1, 2022?

    Not necessarily. Florida’s tax on gasoline is only one of many factors that affect the price you pay for gas. Factors aside from the tax rate may cause the price of gas to fluctuate during the Gas Tax Holiday.
    Further, a gas station is only required to pass on the 25.3-cent-per-gallon tax reduction to its customers if it purchased gas from its supplier at the tax-reduced amount. If a gas station does not purchase gas from its supplier for the tax-reduced amount, then it would not be required to apply a tax reduction to the price charged at the pump.

  • Is it possible that some gas stations will not decrease their prices at all in October of 2022?

    Yes. Gas stations that do not purchase tax-reduced gas from their suppliers would not be required to pass on a tax reduction to their customers during the Gas Tax Holiday.

  • During the Gas Tax Holiday, is there a specific price that gas stations must charge for gas?

    No. The Gas Tax Holiday law does not require that gas stations sell gas for a specific price. The law only requires those gas stations that buy gas from their suppliers at the tax-reduced amount to pass on those savings in their sale of gas to the consumer. Please note that market fluctuations could also affect gas prices at the pump throughout the Gas Tax Holiday.

  • If a gas station doesn’t reduce the price of its gas in October of 2022, is it considered price gouging?

    No. The Florida price gouging law is only enforceable pursuant to a declared state of emergency in accordance with state statute and only applies to essential commodities needed as a direct result of the declared state(s) of emergency within the area for which the state of emergency is declared. If a state of emergency is declared during the Gas Tax Holiday (or at any other time) and you witness price gouging on any essential commodity, including gas, you can find instructions on how to file a price gouging complaint here.

  • If I believe that a gas station is violating the Gas Tax Holiday law, what should I do?

    If you suspect a violation of the Gas Tax Holiday law, obtain as much relevant information as possible and file a complaint with our Office. Specifically, information regarding the prices being charged by the gas station, photographs of signs displaying the price(s) of all grades of gas being sold, and purchase receipts are pieces of information that could be helpful to our Office in reviewing and investigating Gas Tax Holiday complaints. Additionally, if you have information or documentation showing a substantial difference between the gas price you are reporting and price the gas station charged immediately prior to the Gas Tax Holiday or in the preceding 48 hours, please also include that information in your complaint.

    Please report any suspected violation online at MyFloridaLegal.com. Alternatively, if you do not wish to submit your complaint form online, complaints forms may be printed out and sent by U.S. Mail to: Department of Legal Affairs, Consumer Protection Division, 3507 East Frontage Road, Suite 325, Tampa, Florida 33607.

  • Where can I find additional information regarding the Gas Tax Holiday?

    If you have questions not addressed here, you may wish to visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s website at floridarevenue.com or call Taxpayer Services (8 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday) at (850) 488-6800 for additional information regarding the Gas Tax Holiday.