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Monday, October 31, 2016

Today Is Your IFTA Deadline

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Today is Your IFTA Deadline
Today Is Your IFTA Deadline
Do you know what today is? Yeah, it’s that spooky time of year we all look forward to - Halloween - but it’s also the 3rd Quarter International Fuel Tax Agreement deadline!

That might sound scary, but don’t worry, we got you covered. With our cloud-based software, we’re the best option for generating your IFTA taxes online.

Just the Facts


Truckers who drive between IFTA member states need to have an IFTA decal (the one with your base jurisdiction) on your truck. If you’re a company driver, this might be taken care of for you, but for everyone else, today is the day to file your IFTA report.

If you can’t file today, you still have to file your IFTA report later. If you file late, you’re going to face IFTA penalties. In most IFTA member states, the penalty for late filing is a flat rate fee of $50 or 10% of the taxes due, depending on which is greater in value. Of course, in Nevada, the penalty for late filing is a $50 flat fee plus 10% of the taxes due.

Once you’re late,, you will be charged .4167% of the tax due every month until the tax amount is paid. Except for in Nevada, where you’re charged .4167% of the tax due every month, as well as an administrative late fee of $100 the first time, $500 the second time, $1000 the third time, $1500 the fourth time, $2000 the fifth time, and $2500 for every time after that.

The Deadlines Are When?


IFTA runs on a quarterly system, which means there are four deadlines throughout your tax year. The calendar of IFTA due dates are as follows:

  • Q1: January - March, due date of April 30
  • Q2: April - June, due date of July 31
  • Q3: July - September, due date of October 31
  • Q4: October - December, due date of January 31


What Should You Do?


If you’ve come across our blog, there’s a good chance you need to file an IFTA report. To do that, you’ll have to have your fuel logs, mileage records, and trip logs ready to go. Simply sign up for an ExpressIFTA account and within a few clicks and some quick entries, you’ll have the easiest IFTA quarterly return possible. Have questions? Call our customer support experts at 704.234.6005!


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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Here Comes the IFTA 4th Quarter Deadline

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Yes, it’s that time again, Trucking Nation. The 4th quarter of 2015 has been wrapped up for a couple of weeks now and the January 31st deadline for filing 4th quarter IFTA returns is fast approaching. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! Filing your IFTA return is quick and easy using ExpressIFTA.

Just log in to ExpressIFTA, and all you’ll need to prepare your IFTA return is your mileage and fuel purchases. There are a few different ways to enter this information.

Enter Mileage and Fuel Totals Easily

You can enter these items manually with the Quick Entries feature. Just type in each entry and you’re done. Or if you’ve been saving all your totals in an Excel spreadsheet, ExpressIFTA has a cool feature that allows you to upload your spreadsheet and that information will automatically be entered into the appropriate fields.

There’s also the Trip Sheets feature. If you’ve been entering your information into Trip Sheets all along, you’ll be able to just upload the mileage and fuel totals from the sheets, and that’s it! You’re ready to generate your return!

Your ExpressTruckTax Account is Your Ticket to ExpressIFTA

You can log in to ExpressIFTA right from your ExpressTruckTax account with your email and password. All your personal and truck information from your ExpressTruckTax account will automatically populate the necessary fields.

There’s no need to look up and figure out complicated IFTA tax rates with ExpressIFTA, since that’s all automatically done for you too. With all the time and energy you save using ExpressIFTA, who knows what you’ll be able to do, probably something you’ve been really wanting to do!

So don’t forget the January 31st filing deadline. Now’s a great time to file with ExpressIFTA and get it out of the way.


If you have any questions or concerns, regarding IFTA or any other aspect of ExpressTruckTax, don’t hesitate to call us at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.

And you can always join the conversation over on our Facebook page or Twitter. Let us know about your experiences with IFTA, or anything else trucking related you think the rest of the Trucking Nation would like to know.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#TruckTechTuesday: GPS for Truckers

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Happy #TruckTechTuesday, Trucking Nation! GPS is obviously an invaluable tool for truckers. Today’s GPS units can give you even more specialized, extremely useful information besides just your geographical position and the time. With a GPS unit designed for trucking, you can plan routes based on several factors such as height or other restrictions, useful amenities along the way, and much more. We’ve come a long way since the days of paper maps.

Keeping You Informed

A huge advantage of truck-specific GPS units is the ability to plan trips around road restrictions, including HAZMAT restrictions, so that you know ahead of time the best route to take. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of projecting routes. Being able to know where restricted stretches of road are can save you a lot of time deciding which route to take, as well as money from having to backtrack and find an alternate route. Time and diesel wasted really cuts into the bottom line.

In addition to restricted routes, GPS units designed for trucks can also help you identify which roads are toll roads, so you can plan for tolls or totally avoid them altogether. No one likes a surprise toll booth!

You can also find and identify trucking points of interest (POI’s). A few examples of these are truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, restaurants, motels, and even fuel costs by location. Truck-specific GPS units can even let you know what the weather is in a certain area, as well as the forecast for that area.

Additionally, you can schedule maintenance reminders so you never forget to take care of your rig. And fleet managers are able to keep track of their trucks and drivers with a variety of data, including driver on duty and drive times. They can track the exact location of a specific truck, and analyze driver performance over time.

Helping with Taxes

Not only can these units tell you about existing conditions and POI’s, they can record your mileage on a state-by-state or province basis, which will help you when filing quarterly IFTA returns. ExpressIFTA allows you to upload this information into your account quickly and easily using the GPS upload option.


ExpressTruckTax gives you the ability to prepare your HVUT as well as your IFTA return. We’re the leading truck tax solution, and available in English or Spanish to answer your questions and concerns over the phone at 704.234.6005 or by email at support@expresstrucktax.com.

Let us know on Twitter or Facebook how GPS makes your work and life easier. And let all your family and friends know about how ExpressTruckTax has helped with your HVUT needs. We built our business on word of mouth referrals and hope you can help us continue that tradition.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

#TruckTechTuesday: Fleetmatics and ExpressIFTA

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It’s #TruckTechTuesday, Trucking Nation! And you know what that means, we’re going to talk about how to make your trucking experience better with apps and accessories.

This week, it’s all about trucker-centric GPS. These are specialized GPS systems that help truckers follow the right roads, stay safe, and avoid violations of the trucking rule book. One of the best trucking GPS systems on the market right now is Fleetmatics.

Fleetmatics is a GPS solution to save you on fuel costs, and it can potentially save you some on your insurance premiums. This GPS is designed specifically for trucker safety, and it’s GPS files are trusted by ExpressIFTA!

When you use Fleetmatics in order to haul goods from place to place, you get more than just a GPS system. You can also create detailed digital trucking logs, fuel and mileage logs for IFTA, and it will help you avoid roads not made for trucks. That means no more turning around, or finding yourself at a loss for where to go. That can definitely save you time, and fuel! Plus, since it’s integrated with ExpressIFTA, there’s no guess work when it comes to filing for your fuel taxes.



And that’s not all. You can also get real-time HOS status information, both on the road and in the office. Plus Fleetmatics is all about staying compliant with the entire trucking handbook. It can even send proactive alerts to drivers in real time that can help prevent violations. And it can send alerts to ExpressIFTA, and you can upload all of your GPS information to ExpressIFTA as well! In fact, Fleetmatic’s GPS output is the only one ExpressIFTA currently accepts.

Over the past five years, Fleetmatics has saved drivers over $2 Billion in fuel savings and has prevented millions of moving and rule book violations. Not to mention, the digital logbook is a lifesaver for when you use ExpressIFTA to file for your fuel taxes. Because trust us when we say that keeping detailed records will save you in the long run.

With everything Fleetmatics has to offer, along with ExpressIFTA accepting their GPS files exclusively, it’s no wonder so many people in the trucking industry rely on it to get them safely from place to place. And to record some very detailed, by-the-book trucking, fuel, and mileage logs that will save you so many headaches along the way.

If you have any questions, comments, or more #TruckTech you want to see featured here, drop us a line on our Facebook or Twitter. We love hearing trucking stories and learning about new truck tech!

And if you find yourself with any questions about the e-filing process, we’re here for you. Just give our support legends a call at 704.234.6005 or shoot them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/7 support in English and Spanish.

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