S.2890 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a highway fuel tax holiday.

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a highway fuel tax holiday. as introduced.

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This bill would establish a summer gas tax holiday, suspending the 18.4 cents per gallon Federal gas tax, and the 24.4 cent diesel tax, between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2008.
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Official Summary

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels between May 26, 2008, and September 1, 2008. Provides for reimbursement from the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund for any reduction in Trust Fund receipts resulting from such suspension.Expresses the pol

Official Summary

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to suspend excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels between May 26, 2008, and September 1, 2008. Provides for reimbursement from the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund for any reduction in Trust Fund receipts resulting from such suspension.Expresses the policy of Congress that:
(1) consumers immediately receive the benefit of the reduction in taxes resulting from this Act; and
(2) transportation motor fuels producers and other dealers take necessary actions to reduce fuel prices to reflect such reduction in taxes.

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