Motor Fuel Tax

(Chapter 142, RSMo) Missouri receives fuel tax of 17 cents a gallon on motor fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and blended fuel) from licensed suppliers on a monthly basis. The tax is passed on to the ultimate consumer purchasing fuel at retail. The tax is distributed to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri cities and Missouri counties for road construction and maintenance. There are about 700 licensees, including suppliers, distributors, transporters and terminal operators. Consumers may apply for a refund of the fuel tax when fuel is used in an exempt manner, such as off-road use like farming or construction.