That’s why we have a simplified report generating process that makes it easy for you to file with your IFTA jurisdiction. Here’s everything you need to know to get start with IFTA reporting and stay compliant!
Why do I need an IFTA license?
IFTA gives commercial motor vehicles the ability to travel in all IFTA jurisdictions with a single fuel tax license.
Your quarterly IFTA returns show your mileage and fuel purchases in each IFTA member jurisdiction.
What do I need to accurately finish IFTA reporting?
In order to accurately report for IFTA, you will need:
The total miles in all jurisdictions/states, regardless of whether they participate in IFTA (including all trip permit miles)
The total amount of fuel consumed by each qualifying motor vehicle in each jurisdiction
The total miles and total taxable miles traveled in each member jurisdiction
The total taxable gallons consumed in each member jurisdiction
The tax-paid gallons/liters that are purchased in each member jurisdiction
The current tax rates for each member jurisdiction.
While the fuel and mileage information is up to you, our reporting software knows all the current tax rates for each member jurisdiction!
What vehicles are taxable under IFTA?
A qualified motor vehicle is one that is designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property that have:
Two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
Having three or more axles regardless of weight; or used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds, or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight.
Recreational vehicles are included in the IFTA tax unless they are used in conjunction with any business endeavor.
What if I don’t drive any miles?
Every IFTA member jurisdiction also requires that you file a “zero” report even if no fuel was purchased and no IFTA mileage was traveled that quarter.
How to obtain an IFTA license in every jurisdiction
Every jurisdiction has different rules about obtaining IFTA licenses, how much they cost, and if you need any extra, state-mandated fuel tax licenses.
Complete the IFTA/IRP application and send it to the licensing office of Arizona.
There is a $10 fee for your initial IFTA application and a $10 annual fee for renewals.
Arizona allows you to simply obtain a fuel tax permit from each member jurisdiction (state) that you travel to and from, instead of IFTA registration. This can be a good option if you only jump state lines on occasion.
Request Form 400-IF by contacting the Motor Carrier Section of California. They will send you an application.
California has a $10 annual fee and an additional $2.00 fee for each extra set of decals. You need one set of decals per vehicle.
California allows you to simply obtain a fuel tax permit from each member jurisdiction (state) that you travel to and from, instead of IFTA registration. However, you will be required to purchase a California Fuel Trip Permit every time you reenter California after traveling outside the state.
Complete a Form IMC-2 application and pay your licensing fees either online, by mail, or in person.
There is a $10 new application fee and each set of decals costs $0.60. One set of decals is required for each qualified motor vehicle. There is $5 for annual renewal as well as a $0.60 price for each set of decals.
Complete the International Fuel Tax License Application and Reinstatement form and submit it to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.
There is a $20 application fee plus a $5 cab card fee.It is $1 for your first set of decals. Additional decals are $3 per set. Renewals are $5 for cab cards and $1 per set of decals. Additional decals are $3 per set. You will need one set per vehicle.