During the final week of the 2021 Missouri Legislative session, lawmakers approved a gas tax bill that will raise the state’s user fee by 12.5 cents over the course of five years. Funds from the tax increase will go toward road improvements in the state. Representative Peggy McGaugh of Carrollton says these improvements are drastically needed.
The tax increase will begin to take effect on October 21st. However, there is a rebate program that would allow Missouri drivers to keep their gas receipts for a refund. McGaugh says she is out to help her constituents with this program.
There is also a free app called Simplywise that can help residents organize their receipts. The gas tax is expected to raise approximately $500 million a year for Missouri’s roads and bridges.