New Brunswick drivers are paying an extra 18 per cent more in gas taxes compared to three years ago, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
The national organization released a new report showing how much money provincial governments are collecting in gasoline taxes.
Kevin Lacey, the Atlantic director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said working families are paying more money each time they head to the pumps.
"As families hit the road for summer vacations, they will have to dig a little deeper to pay the taxman," Lacey said in a statement.
In the report released on Monday, the federation said an average New Brunswick driver is paying $624.99 in gas taxes each year, up from $528.20 in 2010.
The New Brunswick government estimates it will collect $243 million in gasoline and motive fuel taxes in 2013-14.
In 2011, the Alward government hiked gas and fuel taxes. Tax on regular gas jumped to 13.6 cents per litre from 10.7 cents per litre and the tax on diesel fuel increased to 19.2 cents per litre from 16.9 cents per litre.
The federation said the 2011 gas tax hike is costing families $31 million this year.
"New Brunswickers are paying over $24 in taxes every time they fill up the tank and that number is getting bigger and bigger," Lacey said in a statement.
The organization based its calculations assuming the average driver travelled 18,000 kilometres a year, had an average mileage of 0.9L/km and had a 64-litre tank. The fuel prices used were the average maximum regulated price for self-serve regular.
The national organization is calling for a Gas Tax Accountability Act, which would ensure all revenue collected through gas taxes be spent on road infrastructure and stop the practice of applying the HST to federal and provincial gas taxes.