International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

What is IFTA?

IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement. This multi-jurisdictional group cooperatively administers motor fuel use tax within the 48 contiguous states of the United States and 10 Canadian provinces. IFTA re-distributes the excise tax paid at the pump so each jurisdiction has the funds necessary to maintain roads for interstate commerce. IFTA allows carriers to file one quarterly return instead of filing a return for each state in which they operate.

Any motor carrier based in an IFTA member jurisdiction, operating a qualified motor vehicle in two or more member jurisdictions may apply for IFTA credentials. For more information on which motor carriers qualify, visit the License Requirements web page. Visit the IFTA website for more information about the International Fuel Tax Agreement. 

Qualified Motor Vehicles

  • Motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for the transportation of persons or property
  • Gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight over 26,000 lbs. 
  • Three-axles regardless of weight
  • Used in combination when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 lbs. 

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