Ulster County Gas Tax Relief Goes Into Effect June 1st

Posted May 31, 2022

County Executive Ryan and the Legislature passed a measure in April to effectively cut the county’s sales tax on gas in half


KINGSTON, N.Y. - Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan reminds residents and businesses that the bill to temporarily cut the county gas tax goes into effect tomorrow. In April, County Executive Ryan partnered with a bipartisan coalition of the Ulster County Legislature on a plan which capped the amount of sales tax Ulster County will collect on each gallon of retail motor fuel to only $.08. The relief measure goes into effect on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, at a time of record fuel prices and record inflation, in order to aggressively work towards a solution that helps to ease the burden on Ulster County residents. 

“We know the pressure everyone is feeling right now, and that’s why we’re proud to cut the county gas tax by 50%,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said. “I want to thank the Legislature for their partnership, and assure residents that Ulster County is meeting the urgency of the moment.”

“I am proud that Ulster County was one of the first counties in the area to enact such a law and provide much needed relief for our residents paying higher prices at the gas pump,” Legislator Kevin Roberts said. “ I appreciate the support of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the County Executive. And I want to thank the gas stations for passing along this savings to the consumers.”

“With projected sales tax collections coming in higher than anticipated, cutting taxes at the pump will allow our residents to keep money in their pockets,” Legislator Brian Cahill said. “With record rising gas prices, I’m proud that we can do our part to help the residents of Ulster County.”

The Ulster County gas tax relief law goes into effect June 1st, 2022, and expires December 1st, 2022. Recently, New York State suspended additional motor vehicle taxes and stipulated that the cost savings must be passed directly to consumers by taking the taxes off the price at the pump.