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+Who should I contact for assistance with:

• An IFTA license application;
• An IFTA tax return;
• Additional credentials for my qualified motor vehicles;
• Any other information specifically related to my IFTA operations?

Your base jurisdiction.

The base jurisdiction will be processing the license application. If you qualify as an IFTA licensee, the base jurisdiction will send you an IFTA license which you will be required to copy and place in each of your qualified motor vehicles. The base jurisdiction will also send you two decals for each qualified motor vehicle that you have. Your base jurisdiction will also provide you with all the information you need to comply with the provisions of the IFTA, including the records you will be required to keep.

The base jurisdiction will provide you with a tax return and all of the tax rates each quarter. The base jurisdiction will also process the quarterly tax returns and will contact you if there are any questions concerning the returns.

The base jurisdiction may audit your records. It will audit your records on behalf of all member jurisdictions.

To obtain contact information for your base jurisdiction, make a selection below.

Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) status update.

U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

How do I contact my base jurisdiction?

+ What information found at www.iftach.org might be beneficial to me?


There are 3 manuals that govern the IFTA: the Articles of Agreement, the Procedures Manual and the Audit Manual. All are available for review and may be downloaded. These documents may be changed from time to time, so if you download the document, you should re-visit this website to see if revision pages have been posted. Usually, any changes will be effective in either January or July of each year. There are some exceptions to that rule, so visit this website regularly.

IFTA, Inc. hosts meetings annually which may be of interest to you. Registration for the meetings hosted by IFTA, Inc. will be available on this website prior to each meeting. The meetings are the IFTA/IRP Audit Workshop (January), the IFTA Attorneys’ Section Meeting (April/May), the Annual IFTA Business Meeting (July), and the IFTA Managers’ Workshop/Law Enforcement Seminar (September).

The tax rates for each jurisdiction are also available. You may also view tax rate changes that may be reported during a quarter.

The What’s New page will contain everything that is new to the website within the past 60 days. Jurisdictions often post information here regarding changes to their tax rates, their laws and regulations, and any other important announcements that affect the IFTA community.

Some jurisdictions have posted exemption information on the website. Please be aware, however, that it is imperative that you contact a jurisdiction for which you may want to claim an exemption prior to doing so on an IFTA tax return. The information contained on this website may NOT be the most recent available. To ensure the accuracy of any exemption information, you must contact the particular jurisdiction.


+ What is IFTA?


IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement. Through the IFTA, member jurisdictions act cooperatively to administer and collect motor fuel use taxes.


+ Which jurisdictions are members of IFTA?


The 48 contiguous States of the United States and the 10 Canadian Provinces are members of IFTA.


+ Should I apply for an IFTA license?


If you are based in a member jurisdiction and operate a qualified motor vehicle in 2 or more member jurisdictions, yes. If you usually operate your vehicles only in one jurisdiction, but make occasional trips outside the base jurisdiction, you may elect to purchase trip permits for that occasional travel. Permitting services can usually be contacted from any major truckstop. Contact a permitting service for rates.


+ What is a qualified motor vehicle?

A Qualified Motor Vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property and:

1) has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or

2) has three or more axles regardless of weight; or

3) 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.


+ Where should I go to apply for an IFTA license?

You should contact the jurisdiction where you are based. Your base jurisdiction is the jurisdiction where you have your qualified motor vehicles registered, where you have some travel, and where the operational control and operational records are maintained or can be made available.


+ What if I have qualified motor vehicles registered in more than one jurisdiction?

It is important that you contact one of those jurisdictions. You may be able to consolidate your operations under one license. The jurisdiction you contact will assist you and give you information on how that can be accomplished.


+ Where can I find information about refunds in my jurisdiction?

For information on refunds IFTA Refunds and Related Sites