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Suffolk County To Cap Gas Sales Tax

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County was set to begin capping the portion of gas sales tax on fuel priced at more than $3.30 a gallon Tuesday.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

The legislation was signed back in August, months before unrest overseas pushed the average price of gas on Long Island to nearly $3.60 a gallon.

According to the Suffolk County Budget Review Office, average annual savings for drivers should be about eight dollars.

Most drivers say they’re appreciative of the cap but some say it’s not enough to make a real difference.

“It doesn’t really help, not when gas prices are over $3, $4 a gallon,” one man said.”A hundred gallons of gas is $400, it’s crazy.”

The county tax cap does not affect home heating fuel oil.

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