Fuel Tax Agreement

In the 1980s, some states concluded agreements to establish a common revenue distribution program and eliminate the need to allow individual fuel taxes. Over the years, this program has now become IFTA. Under IFTA, air carriers report between jurisdictions the amount of fuel consumed and the distance travelled in each jurisdiction. Member jurisdictions cooperate to track, collect and share taxes on fuels such as gasoline, diesel, propane, gazohol, methanol, ethanol, natural gas and biodiesel. Under this program, a truck is IFTA registered and is granted a fuel tax authorization from a state. If the vehicle passes through a participating state or province, the fuel tax purchased there is credited to the authorization holder`s account. At the end of the quarter, a fuel tax report will be finalized, showing the kilometres driven and gallons of fuel for each region. MEMBERSHIP in IFTA is voluntary and allows the carrier to significantly reduce the paperwork and compliance burden of fuel tax reports. Fuel taxes are collected in each state or province and paid at the time of purchase. Commercial transportation companies have authorizations imposing a certain tax rate on fuel and their withdrawals are accounted for, so that the total taxable amount can be calculated and adjusted quarterly (money owed or money credited).

For the filing of IFTA fees, the licensee shall, at the end of the quarter of operation, prepare a fuel tax report listing the miles travelled in all participating countries and the gallons of fuel purchased there. Supporting documents include vehicle mileage registration, distance readings, fuel readings and supporting documents for the purchase of fuel paid for retail trade. All relevant data, such as Gap Miles and fuel supporting documents, must be included when notifying IFTA claims. The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement between U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Taxes are paid on fuels and IFTA allows commercial drivers to register in a state and charge these tax rulings to all participating areas based on their fair share. If you have not yet signed up for an Interstate User license or IFTA login information and need to travel out of state, you must purchase refueling permissions to travel to IFTA jurisdictions and for your return to California. Your California Fuel Trip Permit must be purchased and completed before you re-enter the state. IFTA is an agreement between the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and canadian provinces (excluding the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) to simplify the reporting of fuel consumption for drivers operating in more than one jurisdiction.

IFTA fuel tax reports can be submitted electronically using a web file or EDI software or on paper with Form 56-101, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Fuel Tax Report (PDF) and Form 56-102, IFTA Fuel Tax Report Supplement (PDF). If you are an Alberta carrier with qualified motor vehicles that are not registered for ifta, your vehicles cannot operate in other IFTA jurisdictions without obtaining a travel permit for fuel tax purposes. IFTA is an agreement between U.S. states and Canadian provinces that simplifies the reporting of fuel consumption taxes by intergovernmental motor carriers operating in two or more member states or provinces. Visit the Tax Rates – Special Taxes and Taxes page to view current and historical fuel tax rates. Each member jurisdiction sets its own tax rate. Texas-based Interstate Carrier will report fuel tax paid in all member regions. You can find tax rates for the current and previous period at IFTA Inc. All 10 Canadian provinces are members of the agreement, as are the 48 states bordering the United States. Alaska and Hawaii are not members. A person who commits an offence related to the improper use of coloured fuel in Ontario is liable to a fine and charges of $465 for the first offence.

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