IFTA

Is there an alternative to IFTA registration?
If a carrier qualifies as an IFTA licensee but does not wish to participate in the IFTA program, trip permits must be obtained from each IFTA member jurisdiction in which the vehicle travels according to the regulations of each member jurisdiction.

Should I register for IFTA in my state?
A qualified motor vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property having:

  • 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
  • Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds, or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight.

Qualified Motor Vehicle does not include recreational vehicles unless they are used in conjunction with any business endeavor. Recreational vehicles are vehicles such as motor homes, pickup trucks with attached campers and buses when used exclusively for personal pleasure by an individual.

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How do I apply for an IFTA license?
Application forms are available at www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community.

What fees must I pay under IFTA?
There is a $5 fee for each set of decals. You will need one set per qualified vehicle.

What credentials will I receive?
One IFTA license and a set of decals will be assigned to each IFTA licensee. A photocopy of the license must be maintained in the cab of each motor vehicle. The original license issued by the bureau should be retained at your business address. The IFTA license is valid for the calendar year January 1 through December 31.

Do I file a quarterly fuel tax report if I didn't run during the quarter?
Yes, a quarterly fuel tax return must be filed even if the no fuel was used. You submit a "zero" report.

What is the penalty and interest rate for filing a late quarterly fuel tax report?
Failure to file a return, filing a late return, or failure to remit any or all tax due will result in a penalty of $50.00 or 10% of the net tax due to all member jurisdictions, whichever is great. Interest is computed on all delinquent taxes dues each jurisdiction at a rate of 1% per month.

How do I obtain a return?
All IFTA licensees must file an IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax report (IFTA-100) and an IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax Schedule(s) (IFTA-101) with the Department. Separate schedules are required for each fuel type used. The IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax Report and Schedule(s) will be sent to all IFTA licensees at least 30 days prior to the due date. Failure to receive the quarterly tax report does not relieve the licensee from reporting obligations. Quarterly tax reports and schedules (IFTA-100 and IFTA-101) may be obtained from the Department’s Bureau of Motor Fuel Taxes or at www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community.

Where can I get more information?
www.portal.state.pa.us

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