SO I give you a chart that shows sales tax on gas is 6%. I don't think I am the one that don't get it WK. Gas let's say cost $99.9 a gallon there is a 6% sales tax set in place per $ spent in that pump price AT THE PUMP. Now gas goes to $1.99.9....that same 6% now brings in 12 cents in sales tax PER GALLON. You do the math how much sales tax is collected PER GALLON when the price hits $4.15.9, then tell me that don't amount to a nice hunk of change in the states pockets.
And as far as the $10 worth of gas it was the entire state that collected sale tax on gas this way not just one station. Rather than run it over and risk loseing money they stopped it short. If you filled up a tank then it was just like now in any store added on the final end of the deal. They had these neat little charts laying beside the cash register to tell you how much additional tax to collect. But remember very few people filled their gas tanks back in those days and gas was much cheaper.
I just talked to a friend that owns several stations in the Paducah area and he told me the sales tax was set in the price PER GAL.
He also told me that if ANY PUMP in the State of Kentucky automaticly included the sales tax in the end
(YOUR WORDS)the owner would go to jail.
The price PER GALLION you see at the pump INCULES ALL FEDERAL AND STATE GAS TAXES AND STATE SALES TAXES.
They DO NOT add anything AT THE END like you've been saying.
If you cannot understand that I can't help it.