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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Late IFTA Filing

As most of you are aware, October 31 was the 2015 3rd quarter deadline, but since October 31 was a Saturday, the actual deadline for filing your IFTA return ended up being midnight November 2. If you haven’t filed your 3rd quarter return yet, doing so as quickly as possible will help to minimize your penalty interest that started accruing November 3.


What penalties have I incurred since I haven’t filed my IFTA return yet?

The interest is calculated at .4167% of the tax you owe in each jurisdiction, and is figured on a monthly basis. You’ve already incurred a debt of $50 or 10% of any taxes you owe, whichever is greater. If you don’t owe taxes, the penalty is $50. No one wants to pay more than they have to, or run the risk of having IFTA license revoked. So make sure you that you get your return filed as soon as possible.


Isn’t filing an IFTA return complicated?

Maybe you’ve put off filing your return because you think it will take a long time or will be a difficult ordeal. Filing your IFTA return with ExpressIFTA is quick and easy. Using ExpressIFTA, we walk you right through the whole process. We know exactly what information you need and perform all the calculations for you, so it’s just a matter of entering in some data and letting us handle the rest. All you have to do is either mail in or e-file the report after we generate it for you. And then you’re free to focus on what you like!


What do I need to do?

If you already have an ExpressIFTA account, just log in and follow the directions from that point. If you’re a new user, you’ll need to create an account first. From there it’s just a matter of entering your mileage and fuel information. That’s it! You’ll have your IFTA return ready to file in minutes.

Don’t let a simple mistake turn into a major debt. With ExpressIFTA, there’s no reason to not file your IFTA return. We make it as simple and painless as possible for you.


Our U.S.-based support team is ready to answer any questions you may have about filing late, or about using ExpressIFTA in general. Our phone number is 704.234.6005, and you can chat with us from our website, expressifta.com. And you can always reach us via email at support@expressifta.com.

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