Friday, 06 March 2020

Contact: Sarah Hegnauer

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Akron, Ohio, February 28, 2020 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE would like to notify consumers that a new sticker will soon be affixed to gas pumps throughout the county. These stickers are issued by the State of Ohio and itemize the taxes included in the price of a gallon of fuel.

The stickers are a requirement of the state due to last year’s state transportation budget, which raised the state tax on gasoline by 10.5 cents per gallon on July 1, 2019. The diesel fuel tax increased by 19 cents per gallon. Proceeds from the fuel tax are used to maintain and upgrade Ohio’s roads and bridges.

“I am dedicated to protecting consumers and maintaining fairness in the marketplace,” Fiscal Officer Scalise said. “These stickers will allow for more transparency of fuel prices and make consumers aware of the state’s gas tax increase.”

The approximately four-inch by four-inch stickers will show a breakdown of state, local and federal taxes that are being levied on gasoline and diesel fuels, along with the total tax amount. Per the new law, the stickers were created and paid for by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The stickers will be affixed by the Summit County Fiscal Office’s Services Division during routine inspections conducted by Weights and Measures Staff. Gas tax stickers must be placed on the gas pumps in each county and city jurisdiction by September, 2020. They do not need to be used if the tax information is displayed in another way, such as on a video screen or in a prominent place at the gas station. Stickers will be updated with any future changes to the gas tax.

For additional information please contact the Services Division, Department of Weight and Measures at 330-630-7233.