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Friday, August 10, 2012

IFTA Fuel Tax Licensing and Reporting

The IFTA license offers several benefits to the interstate/inter-jurisdictional motor carrier. These benefits include one license, one set of decals per vehicle, one quarterly fuel tax report for all vehicles that reflects the net tax or refund due. 

In order to obtain and IFTA license and decals you must submit an application to your base jurisdiction. The process varies from state to state, so check your base state to determine the exact process.

Under the IFTA requirements, payments are made to the home office in which the office will distribute payments through other home bases. For your vehicle to qualify you must travel to and from two IFTA jurisdictions. 

You must also have gross weight and that weight must be registered; and it must combine the gross weight in excess of 26k pounds or have three or so axles on power units despite of its gross weight; or it must be a bus that is made to carry up to 20 or more passengers.

Tax returns are required even if no operations were conducted or no taxable fuel was used during the reporting period. Returns that are not filed or not paid in full are considered late and will be assessed penalty and interest.  Many people dread the thought of having to file their quarterly IFTA return but with ExpressIFTA you can quickly and easily keep track of your mileage, fuel purchases and more at no charge. 

Entering your mileage and fuel details has never been easier with our quick entry system. There is no cost to sign up and there are no monthly fees or contracts with ExpressIFTA. You pay only when we prepare your IFTA fuel tax return.

You can log your trips as you run them, so you don’t have to spend hours doing it at the end of the quarter. Our program will do all the calculations for you; all you have to is plug in the data. ExpressIFTA makes fueltax reporting less taxing!

To get started simply create an account and begin entering your trip sheet information, that’s it! If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly US-based Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expressifta.com.

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