IFTA stands for the International Fuel Tax Agreement which was made between the United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and District of Columbia) and ten Canadian provinces. It must be filed by drivers of vehicles with three or more axles, weigh 26,000 pounds or more, and drive through two or more jurisdictions. In order to file IFTA, you must generate a report with the amount of fuel purchased and miles traveled in each jurisdiction each quarter. IFTA reports are filed quarterly with the driver’s base jurisdiction so that the tax can be distributed to each jurisdiction fuel was purchased.
The time frame of each quarter is as follows: Quarter 1: January 1 – March 31 Quarter 2: April 1 – June 30 Quarter 3: July 1 – September 30 Quarter 4: October 1 – December 31
The deadline to file for each quarter is as follows (If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next business day):
Quarter 1: April 30 (May 2, 2022) Quarter 2: July 31 (August 1, 2022) Quarter 3: October 31 Quarter 4: January 31
The deadline to file IFTA for the 3rd quarter is only a month away. Why should you spend extra time trying to do all of the calculations yourself and keep track of all of the IFTA tax rates, which are subject to change, sometimes even halfway through a quarter. This is why it is important to generate your IFTA reports with a system you can trust to create accurate IFTA reports based on the information you enter.
ExpressTruckTax’s sister company TruckLogics has an IFTA only option that allows you to enter your data manually, using TruckLogics’ excel template, or through Motive ELD. Once the information is entered, TruckLogics does all of the calculations for you using up-to-date IFTA tax rates. It also generates reports in state-specific formats that are printable and e-filing worksheets will be available for the states that do not accept paper filing for IFTA.
TruckLogics is also a full Trucking Management Software that can help you manage your trucking business operations from dispatching, creating loads, keeping track of truck maintenance, paying drivers, and much more. IFTA reporting is also available in the full Trucking Management Software option but only for the Preferred and Premium plans. What are you waiting for? Visit TruckLogics.com today and start generating your IFTA report or streamlining your trucking business operations today!