It’s that time of the year again! As we round out Q3 2023, it’s important for you to know how and when IFTA regulations will impact you and your business. Owners/operators of a vehicle will be required to file their IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) if their vehicle meets the following requirements:
It weighs 26,000 pounds or more,
Has three or more axles, and travels through two or more jurisdictions.
This agreement was made between the 48 contiguous States and ten Canadian Provinces for the purpose of helping truck drivers report fuel purchased in each state to their base jurisdiction. The base jurisdiction is then responsible for distributing the taxes to each state where fuel was purchased, allowing for a much simpler process.
IFTA is reported quarterly and 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 IFTA 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 Quarter 2: July 31 Quarter 3: October 31 Quarter 1: January 31
The Third Quarter IFTA deadline is Tuesday, October 31st. This means that the reporting season has officially started. Remember–it’s important the IFTA is filed before the deadline so you can avoid any potential penalties. Penalties vary depending on the jurisdiction. It is also important to note that the Third Quarter brought some IFTA tax rate changes for 2023, so make sure to see if these apply to you and your state or province.
In order to ensure that you generate your IFTA report before the deadline correctly with all of the required information, TruckLogics’ IFTA Only option offers a comprehensive IFTA reporting solution. TruckLogics allows you to enter data manually, through the TruckLogics Excel template to bulk upload data, or through Motive or Samsara ELDs. With TruckLogics you don’t have to worry about keeping track of IFTA rates either. TruckLogics keeps track of not only rates but also split rates.
To generate a report using the TruckLogics IFTA Only option, the price is $24.95 per report, per quarter.
Reports are generated in state-specific formats and are printable so that you can paper file if your base jurisdiction allows it.
If it does not, TruckLogics provides you with an e-filing worksheet so that you can e-file with your base jurisdiction.
Beyond just its IFTA reporting capabilities, TruckLogics is a full Trucking Management Software that offers dispatching, invoicing, tracking drivers, assigning drivers to loads, IFTA Reporting, and much more. There are plans available for different fleet sizes available for fleet managers, brokers, and owner-operators. If you are interested in trying out the Trucking Management Software, TruckLogics offers a 15-day free trial. Please note that IFTA reporting is not available in the free trial.
Take advantage of all of TruckLogics’ great features and start reporting IFTA before the Third Quarter 2023 deadline! And if you want to go one step further, sign up for the full TMS service to streamline your trucking business today!