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General Overview

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The Motor Fuel Tax is imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles on public highways and recreational watercraft on waterways in Illinois. It is paid by distributors and suppliers who collect the tax from their customers.

The Underground Storage Tank Tax (UST) and Environmental Impact Fee (EIF) are imposed on the privilege of being a receiver of certain petroleum products in Illinois. The UST and EIF are separate from and in addition to the Motor Fuel Tax and each other. The tax and fee are paid by the receiver who first sold or used the following petroleum products:

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Tax Rate

Use the Tax Rate Database to find the current rate per gallon.

Gallonage Statistics

Contact Information

MC 2-265
Motor Fuel Tax & Refund Section
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 W Jefferson St
Springfield IL 62702

1 217 782-2291