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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do I File An IFTA Return If I Didn't Run During The Quarter?

Filing a zero returnThis must be the most asked question the ExpressIFTA Team is presented with - Do I still need to file an IFTA return if I didn't run during the quarter?  For those of you who enjoy instant gratification, the answer is yes, you do need to file an IFTA return even if you did not run during the quarter. You will simply file a "zero" return where you input zero for your mileage.

Would you like to explore this moster of a question more in-depth? I know I sure do.

Now that you know the quick answer, more questions might be rising from the depths of your mind, like:

Why do I need to file an IFTA return if I did not run?

If you hold a valid IFTA license, you must file an IFTA return every quarter to remain compliant. If you did not operate for a quarter you will file a "zero" return with your base jusisdiction. It is a simple process to file a zero return and is really not anything that will inconvience you.

Is a zero return a different form I will need to file?

No, you will not need to file any separate type of form if you didn't run during a quarter. You will just fill in your mileage a little different by entering 0 instead of an actual mileage count.

Where can I file my IFTA return before the October 31st deadline?

You are in luck, I have the perfect solution for you - well 2 solutions actually. You can easily file your IFTA return with ExpressIFTA.com. A Zero return can be filed in minutes and you will get it over with in plenty of time before the deadline. Your second option is great too, you can be treated to having an amazing processing agent handle your IFTA filing for you. And I have just the amazing processing agency to refer you to- Truck Services of North America. Just give them a call and they will be able to handle all your IFTA filing needs over the phone, so it doesn't matter if you are on the road or at home. You can contact Truck Services of North America via phone: 803.386.0320.

If you have any question about filing your IFTA return will ExpressIFTA.com, please don't hesitate to give the ExpressIFTA team, located in Rock Hill, SC, a call at 704.234.6005.

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