Hartford, Connecticut Begins New Controversial ‘Truck Tax’ in January

Feb 03, 2023
Hartford, Connecticut Begins New Controversial ‘Truck Tax’ in January

Companies are required to pay a mileage fee for their tractor-trailers beginning Jan. 1, 2023, According to reports from News 12 ABC.

The ‘Highway Use Fee’ exclusively applies to larger trucks – between class 8 and 13, weighing more than 26,000 pounds. The Tax costs anywhere from 2.5 to 18 cents per mile. Costs are between $2.77 and $19.43 for driving the entire stretch of I-95.

President of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, John Blair told Eyewitness News ABC, "We have a carrier up here with 25 of their trucks that are all big rigs. That would cost them approximately $150,000 a year.”

According to the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, the tax is expected to raise $45 million in 2023 and $90 million the following year, with revenues directed to the Special Transportation Fund.

Violators will face a $1,000 fine.

Any payments or portions of payment not paid on the original due date will face interest and penalties.

For more information, call the DRS hotline at 860-297-5677 from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.



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