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History of Tennesse's Gas/Fuel Tax Rates

  Public Act Yr. Chapter Gasoline Motor Fuel Gasohol
  1923 58 0.02 - -
  1925 4 & 19 0.03 - -
  1929 11 0.05 - -
  1931 11 & 40 0.07 - -
  1941 73 - 0.07 -
  1963 40 - 0.08 -
  1981 366 0.09 0.12 -
  1982 9121     0.05
  1985 419 0.12 - 0.08
  1986 931 0.16 0.14 0.12
  1987* 9312 - 0.15 -
  1989 46 & 241 0.20 0.16 0.20
  1990 2413 - 0.17 -
  2017 181 0.24 0.21  
  2018* 1814 0.25 0.24 -
  2019* 1815 0.26 0.27 -

Based on Public Act from a prior year – see footnotes below for specific references 

1 Chapter 912, P.A. 1982 provided for a 4-cent tax savings to consumers on the purchase of gasohol.  This chapter expired December 1988

2 Chapter 931, P.A. 1986, effective 6/1/1987

3 Chapter 241, P.A. 1989, effective 4/1/1990

4 Chapter 181, P.A. 2017, effective 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019

5 Chapter 181, P.A. 2017, effective 7/1/2019 and thereafter