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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How To File Your 1st Quarter IFTA Return

The 1st Quarter IFTA Deadline is April 30th and you can have your IFTA return prepared quickly with ExpressIFTA.com. Generating your IFTA return is easy and with ExpressIFTA you can have everything finished well before the deadline so you avoid those costly late penalties.

Your Basic IFTA Info
The International Fuel Tax Agreement requires all qualified motor vehicles to file an IFTA return each quarter if the qualifying heavy vehicles were operating in a least 2 of the IFTA member jurisdictions. NOTE: The IFTA jurisdictions include the 48 contiguous states of the US and 10 Canadian provinces bordering the US. Vehicles operating within these jurisdictions must have an IFTA license and file a quarterly IFTA return with their base jurisdiction. A vehicle's base jurisdiction is the state or province in which the vehicle is registered.

How To File Your IFTA Return with ExpressIFTA.com
If you don't already have an account with ExpressIFTA, you will need to create one with your business information, base jurisdiction, and IFTA license number.

Step 1 - Select the units of measurement that you will be using (miles, kilometers, gallons, liters, etc.)

Step 2 - Enter your mileage. There are a few different ways to do this depending on how your track your miles. You can enter them manually, upload via Excel file, or GPS download (if you do not see your GPS platform on our list, contact our Support Team and we can add it for you).

Step 3 - Our system will run a quick error check to make sure everything lines up correctly and there is any required information missing. Then we will automatically calculate your IFTA tax.

Step 4 - Generate your return and that's all there is to it. If you have any questions about your state jurisdiction's filing requirements you can find them on our IFTA States Page.



Know Your IFTA Tax Before You File
You can plan your IFTA tax before you even file so you are fully prepared for your 1st Quarter IFTA Deadline. ExpressIFTA released the IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator App - available for free download on App Store and Google Play - so you know how much your IFTA tax will be before you file. 

If you have any questions about generating your IFTA Return with ExpressIFTA.com, contact the ExpressIFTA Support Team via phone: 704-234-6005 or email: support@expressifta.com 

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