How To Avoid The Dreaded IFTA Audit

The deadline for filing your IFTA quarterly fuel tax report is April 30th. So you do have a little time, but your friends at ExpressIFTA want to be sure you’re up to speed. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure all your required information is correct so you can avoid expensive IRS penalties and audits.

How To Avoid The Dreaded IFTA Audit

If your IFTA Fuel Tax Form is rejected your chances of undergoing an IFTA audit could increase, and trust us, that’s the last thing you want. Audits are not only time-consuming and frustrating. Avoid the hassle by learning how to avoid the dreaded IFTA audit with ExpressIFTA.

File IFTA Report On Time

The best thing you can do to avoid an IFTA audit is to file your quarterly fuel tax report by the deadline. This means you will need to file by the deadline date (preferably before) four times a year.

1st Quarter- April 30
2nd Quarter- July 31
3rd Quarter – October 31
4th Quarter – January 31

IFTA Filing By Jurisdiction (Home State)

You will need to file your IFTA report with your base jurisdiction (home state) according to its rules and regulations. Each state has their own IFTA filing rules, and if you don’t file based on these regulations your report could be rejected. An example of this would be if your state required you to e-file, but you paper file. Check out your base jurisdiction requirements here.

Correct IFTA Fuel Tax Rates and Calculations

Before filing it is important to double-check the information on your return. Figuring out your IFTA fuel tax can be complicated due to time-consuming calculations. That is why you should let ExpressIFTA handle all of the IFTA calculations with 100% accuracy on your behalf.

The process is quick and easy. All you have to do is create your free account, enter your business and vehicle information, and enter your IFTA records at your own pace. You can keep detailed trip sheet entries or enter all of your information on a monthly basis with the quick entry screen.

Simplify IFTA Reporting

You can use the bulk upload to import all of your information at once with our premade template or your own Excel file. Also, you can import all of your mileage information directly from your GPS, and we even accept ELD data to make the process incredibly quick and painless.

Your information will be compiled into an easy-to-read IFTA report that contains all of the calculations you need to complete your return. Each equation is 100% accurate based on the information you enter so you won’t have to waste time-solving complicated calculations.

If you have questions our live US-based support team is here to help. We’re available over the phone Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at

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