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Monday, July 30, 2012

Deadline to file 2nd Quarter IFTA Fuel Taxes is Tuesday, July 31st

What is IFTA?
IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement and is a tax collection agreement by and among the 48 contiguous States and the 10 Canadian Provinces bordering the US, in which motor fuels use taxation laws are uniform with respect to qualified motor vehicles operated in more than one member jurisdiction.

Who must register?
A vehicle used or designed to transport people or property is a qualified motor vehicle if it:  Has three or more axles; or Has two axles and a gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or Is used in a combination that has a combined or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms. A recreational vehicle such as a motor home or a pickup with a camper is not considered a qualified motor vehicle when an individual uses it exclusively for personal pleasure. Vehicles used in connection with a business operation are not considered recreational.

Where do you register?
You register in your base jurisdiction, which is determined by where qualified motor vehicles are registered (IRP), where operational control and operational records are maintained or can be made available and where some travel are accrued.

The application process varies from state to state, but all states require quarterly filing of the IFTA taxes. ExpressIFTA has made it easy for you to see what your state requirements are.

The 2nd Quarter taxes for April-June are now due. The deadline is this Tuesday, July 31, 2012.  Penalties may be imposed for late filing. is here to help take the hassle out of preparing your IFTA fuel tax return. To get started simply create an account and begin entering your trip sheet information, it’s that simple. If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly USA-based Customer support Team at 704.234.6005 or email us at

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