Georgia gas tax suspension extended by Gov. Kemp as Labor Day weekend approaches

ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed two executive orders extending the temporary suspension of state taxes on gas, as well as the supply chain state of emergency. The aim is to continue to ease inflation prices on the heels of the Labor Day weekend.

The first temporary suspension of fuel taxes dates to March 2022.


A recent Cars.com Labor Day survey found that 80% of people traveling this weekend will do so by car. That same survey also found that 66% of people who are traveling over the Labor Day weekend but not driving said that gas prices have at least some impact on their decision not to drive.

According to AAA, as of Sept. 1, 2022, the national average gas price per gallon is $3.829 versus Georgia’s price of $3.366.

These two orders will be effective through Oct. 12, 2022. Both orders can be viewed below: