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Monday, August 28, 2017

Make IFTA, IRP, and HVUT Reporting Easy

Record your mileage for IRP and IFTA
Peanut butter and jelly, cereal and milk, and truckstops with tons of parking. These are all things that go great together and everyone knows it. It’s alright to have one without the other, but we all know they are better together.

However, did you know that IFTA has a soulmate too? They might not be a match made in heaven, or even desired by the trucking industry, but none the less, they have each other. So, what goes with IFTA? IRP does. If you aren’t familiar with IRP you can learn all about it here today.

All About IRP


First of all, what is IRP? IRP is the registration reciprocity agreement between the contiguous United States and Canadian provinces. This agreement provides apportioned payments of tag registration fees based on the amount of distance traveled in participating jurisdictions by apportionable vehicles.

IRP plates allow carriers to be registered in your home state and let you legally travel on the interstate. Every apportioned vehicle is required to have a specially marked ‘Apportioned’, ‘APP, or ‘PRP’ license plate and cab card that lists which jurisdictions the vehicle is allowed to do business in and how much weight it’s registered to carry.

An apportionable vehicle, or the vehicles that qualify for IRP are any vehicles intended to be used to transport people or property within the lower 48 United States and Canadian provinces and have two axles with a gross weight or registered gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight exceeding 26,000 pounds, or three or more axles regardless of weight.

You must complete an annual IRP report if your truck qualifies and you travel in multiple jurisdictions. Then you must pay the amount of IRP tax you owe to your base jurisdiction and the amount is based on how much you travel per jurisdiction. 

HUVT Form 2290
ExpressIFTA supports IRP reporting and will help you easily track all of your miles for your annual report. You can enter your miles as you go or all at once with your trip entry screen. Plus, you can record miles for any specific time frame to match tour IRP period. 

However, keep in mind that if your vehicle qualifies for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax then you have to provide proof of payment in order to renew your IRP tag. Heavy vehicles that travel on public highways with a weight of 55,000 pounds are more are subject to the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).

In order to show your proof of payment for the HVUT, you need to file your Form 2290 which is due based on your first used month. The deadline is the last day of the month following your first use month. For example, if you first use your truck in September then your Form 2290 is due by October 31st.

By filing Form 2290 and paying the amount of HVUT you owe by the deadline you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 which serves as your proof of payment via email. Filing with our sister company, ExpressTruckTax is the best way to e-file Form 2290 in a matter of minutes to instantly get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

You can also call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a US-based representative file for you over the phone. All you have to do is answer a few questions to quickly file your Form 2290, then you’ll get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

Contact ExpressIFTA


IFTA, IRP, HVUT, and truck taxes oh my! We know this stuff can be confusing, that’s why the ExpressIFTA support team is here to help. If you have any questions please give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.600 or connect with us via live chat.

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