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President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged states to suspend their gas taxes — as well as calling for a federal gas tax holiday — as a way to provide some relief as gas prices hover at record levels nationally. As with Pennsylvania, however, gas taxes vary widely by state. Highest and Alaska lowest.

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Pennsylvania has the highest state gas tax in the nation at 57.6 cents per gallon, according to information From IGEN Tax Software Company.

Other states with the highest tax rates are California (51.1 cents), Washington (49.4), New Jersey (42.1) and Illinois (39.2).

Alaska has the lowest tax rate ever at 8.95 cents per gallon, followed by Hawaii (16), New Mexico (17), Mississippi (18) and Arizona (18).

Biden’s call comes after several states suspended their gas taxes this year: Marylandgas tax holiday from March 18 to April 16, while Connecticut suspended its gas taxes from 1 April to 30 June, New York from 1st June till the end of the year and Georgia 18 March to 14 July.

Florida said that it would have a gas tax holiday for the month of October, and many More states Holidays are offered.