Rhode Island motorists will pay a penny more per gallon of gas, beginning tomorrow (July 1), under tax changes announced by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.
The gas tax hike was due to an inflation indexing formula that the General Assembly approved in 2014.
Cigarette smokers will be paying an additional 25-cents per pack in Rhode Island taxes beginning August 1 under the budget for fiscal year 2016 approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo.
Other tax changes that go into effect tomorrow include exempting taxes on all sales of gas and electricity.
And for the first time, the Assembly approved levying sales taxes and rooms taxes on short-term vacation and room rentals.