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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About The IFTA Deadline!

Everything You Need To Know About The IFTA Deadline!
The 1st Quarter IFTA Deadline is April 30th!

But don’t forget your 1st Quarter IFTA Reporting deadline! Tax season can easily be the most stressful time of the year for many people, particularly for those who own their small business. Fuel tax can be particularly complicated.

If you’re late getting your 1st Quarter IFTA report together, we have the perfect solution to your IFTA filing problems!

Our sister product, ExpressIFTA, makes it easier than ever to file your IFTA reporting online in moments. You can generate your IFTA fuel tax report and use it to complete your return. They also have loads of information and 24/7 US-based customer support to keep you up to speed!

IFTA Reporting Made Easy!

You may be asking yourself, “so what exactly is this IFTA and why do I have to file one every quarter?”

IFTA, or the International Fuel Tax Agreement, was put in place by the lower 48 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. The idea was to simplify fuel reporting for those who use qualifying motor vehicles that travel between two or more jurisdictions.

Before IFTA was put into place, each state had its own rules and regulations to comply with. Fuel reporting was a complicated mess for everyone. Now each jurisdiction adheres to the quarterly IFTA report. IFTA reports determine the net tax refund that’s due and redistribute taxes from collecting states to states that owe.

Ok, enough of the history lesson. What exactly does that mean for you?

First, you must apply for your IFTA license with an IFTA application, and keep it visibly displayed in your cab at all times once you receive it. You also will receive an IFTA sticker that needs to be placed on your driver door. And then there’s your vehicle itself.

Your vehicle qualifies for IFTA if it travels between two or more jurisdictions and fits any of the following descriptions:

  • Two axles and a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more 
  • Two axles and a registered gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more 
  • Three or more axles regardless of weight and/or exceeds 26,000 pounds or more in gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight
In order to complete your IFTA return you need to provide the following information:

  • Total miles traveled per jurisdiction
  • Total tax paid gallons of fuel purchased per jurisdiction
  • Total gallons of fuel used per jurisdiction 
  • Current tax rate per jurisdiction

And remember, you have to file your IFTA returns four times a year - wouldn’t that be easier with some help at your fingertips? Well believe it or not, but today is your lucky day! ExpressIFTA can make your 2019 1st Quarter IFTA reporting a breeze!
File Your IFTA Report Today With ExpressIFTA

ExpressIFTA will use your IFTA records to automatically calculate all of your IFTA totals with 100% accuracy. ExpressIFTA will then generate an easy-to-read quarterly IFTA report containing everything you need to instantly complete your return with your base jurisdiction. It can be downloaded, emailed, and printed in seconds! Since its the deadline, they even have a convenient bulk upload feature to file all your information at once!

Time is running out! Get started today by clicking the link now to easily file IFTA before the deadline.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The 4th Quarter IFTA Deadline is Here

The 4th Quarter IFTA Deadline is Here
We hope you are ready because the time has come: the January 31st 4th quarter IFTA deadline is almost here. This means that you need to file your IFTA report with your base jurisdiction or you’ll have outrageous penalties to face.

This could put you in a state of panic because, historically, IFTA has been a complicated process. Do you have time to set aside hours to calculate all of the IFTA totals needed to complete your return? If not, don’t worry. ExpressIFTA, the quick and easy online IFTA reporting solution is here to help.

4th Quarter IFTA Deadline: Jan 31st

Our goal at ExpressIFTA is to make the IFTA reporting process easier and faster to save you time. That’s why we’ve made it incredibly easy to import all of your information. Then we will use the data you enter to calculate all of your IFTA totals with 100% accuracy.

IFTA Reporting Instructions

All of your information will be generated in an easy-to-read IFTA report that can be printed, emailed, and used to complete your IFTA return with your base jurisdiction instantly. Best of all, the entire process can be completed in a matter of minutes!

To get started today, simply create your free account using your email address. You will register with your name, contact information, and primary language. We offer support and services in both English and Spanish.

Enter your business detail, including your address; it is important that this information match what is on filed in the IFTA database.

Next, you will enter your base jurisdiction, which is your home state or the state where your vehicle is registered.

After that, you will enter your vehicle information such as the number, make, model, and fuel type. You can enter multiple vehicles and drivers to tack the IFTA totals for your entire fleet.

Then you can enter your mileage information at your own pace. You can add your information per trip with trip sheet entries, enter your information for the entire month with the quick entry screen, or bulk upload all of your data.

To make importing even faster, you can upload all of your information directly from your GPS. We also accept ELD data.

Generate Your IFTA Report

Last, but not least, it’s time to generate your IFTA report! It will catch any basic errors that need to be corrected. Your IFTA report will also include any penalties, interest, credits/refunds based on your base jurisdiction's instructions.

Speaking of base jurisdictions, when you use your IFTA report to file your return, make sure you file according to your base jurisdiction's rules and regulations, Each state has their own filing requirement. For example, some require you to paper file while others require you to e-file. Learn about your state’s regulations here.

If you need any assistance, then please don’t hesitate to contact our live US-based ExpressIFTA support team.

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