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Gas tax increases again in South Carolina

The state's gas tax was scheduled to go up another two cents on July 1.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gas prices in South Carolina may not be as expensive as in many other states; however, on Friday, the cost to fill up did increase by two cents. 

The increase is from the state's gas tax which has gradually increased since it was passed in 2017. The extra change that was added on Friday puts the state's gas tax at 28 cents per gallon.

Prior to that, the fuel tax had not been increased in many years. However, as of March, it has helped the state raise $898.4 million to fund road and bridge work in the state according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Residents do have the option of filing a claim for credit on their South Carolina tax returns but they must have gas purchase receipts and vehicle maintenance to make the claim.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue's Tax Credits webpage or review Revenue Ruling 17-6.

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