MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Starting Monday, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee will go into effect causing you to pay more at the pump.
This user fee increase is a part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by lawmakers in 2017.
Right now, the gas tax is up at 22-cents per gallon. The gas tax increase will continue to increase two-cents every July until 2022.
In two years, the gas tax increase has generated more than $650-million for the state’s Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund.
Taxpayers can claim a credit on this tax. According to the Department of Revenue, more than 120-thousand taxpayers took advantage of that this year. It resulted in nearly $2-million dollars in credits.
These numbers are expected to increase next year, as the gas tax increase will continue for another three years.