A hidden gas tax?

Thanks to the new state budget, you may be paying more at the gas pump. According to a report from the Illinois Policy Institute, lawmakers amended a 20 percent sales tax credit given to wholesalers on gasohol, which is unleaded gas containing ethanol. Without that sales tax exemption, gas station owners may pass the increase to consumers by at least 2 cents a gallon. For a car with a 20-gallon tank, this adds up to 40 cents per fill-up. The tax break originally would have expired at the end of 2018, but lawmakers moved that date up to July 1st of this year.