Highway Revenue Act of 1982
The Highway Revenue Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-424), January 6, 1983, temporarily increased the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

Gasoline , or petrol , is a toxic, translucent, petroleum-derived liquid that is primarily used as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. Some gasolines also contain...

Excise tax in the United States is a indirect tax on listed items. Excise taxes can be and are made by federal, state and local governments and are far from uniform throughout the United States...

 tax from 4 cents to 9 cents through September 30, 1988.

This tax act was passed during a time of recession, to fund the Surface Transportation Assistance Act
Surface Transportation Assistance Act
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 was a comprehensive transportation funding and policy act of the United States Federal Government, . The legislation was championed by the Reagan administration to address concerns about the surface transportation infrastructure...

highway improvements and public transit improvements.
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