It’s official– the 4th Quarter IFTA filing period is open!
It may only be the first week of January, but the January 31st deadline will sneak up on you before you know it!
That can only mean one thing: it’s crunch time! Time to start completing any trip sheets that may have fallen through the cracks for the past few months. And then time to start calculating your mileage, fuel use, and fuel tax. Just talking about it makes me want to snooze!
Luckily, through the powers of TruckLogics, you won’t have to do most of that stuff! If you’ve been keeping your Trip Sheets in TruckLogics, then we’ve got great news for you– just in time for the 4th Quarter Filing!
Our Automatic IFTA feature has launched, and you can now generate IFTA summary reports OR fully completed IFTA returns with just a few clicks! And even if you are new to TruckLogics, you can still quickly and easily prepare your 4th quarter IFTA return, and every return from here on!
Here’s a run-down on creating your IFTA return. After a few clicks here and a quick review there, you’ll have a completed IFTA return with instructions on how to print and submit to your base jurisdiction. Eureka!
- Pro Tip: Before you get started, make sure all trip sheets for the 4th quarter (October 1st- December 31st) are completed as TruckLogics will use these to generate the IFTA report. Remember, you can create trip sheets super fast by using ProMiles.
To access this brand-new, exclusive Wonder Feature, just go to the IFTA
section located along the top menu. This will bring you directly to the IFTA Dashboard, where all the magic happens.
Within the IFTA Dashboard, you can view and edit IFTA returns for all quarters, past and present. This handy menu also displays your total miles, total gallons & MPG for each quarter.
You’ll also notice along the left menu bar IFTA Settings and Business Details. Within the IFTA Settings Tab, you can input your base jurisdiction, IFTA account number, and IFTA signing authority. You must complete this section before you generate your first return.
Once you’ve updated your IFTA Settings and business details, it’s time to generate your IFTA return! To get started, click Start Return
under the appropriate quarter.
Now pay close attention, because if you blink, you’re going to miss the next few steps. They go by that fast. Under the IFTA Truck List, choose which vehicle reports you’d like to include in your return by checking the box next to each.
All of the trucks you have stored in Truck Zone will appear here. If you aren’t sure which vehicles to add, click View Log on the far right, and this will open a pop-up with a list of all the vehicle’s dispatches.
Once you’ve selected the vehicles, hit Next to head to the Return Details. Here’ you’ll see a summary of your total mileage, fuel use, and MPG for the quarter. It will also display the total tax owed at the bottom of the page.
Next up: IFTA Tax Due
. Here you can see your report financial line-by-line and add any previous credits or refunds to the return. Once you’ve entered these figures (if applicable), you’re ready to head to the final review!
The Summary page allows you to edit any of our information one more time before generating your return. Give it a once over, and after scanning for errors, head to the final frontier: generating your return.
We’ve arrived. Hit the big orange button Download IFTA PDF, and you’re finished! The download will not only contain your completed IFTA report, but also instructions on how to print, sign, and mail the document.
If you need to make any corrections, you can always return to the IFTA Dashboard and create an amended return.
This may be the first time you’ve ever been excited to file an IFTA return! (We know we are!) Ready to get filing?
- Our IFTA feature currently supports PDF Returns for the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia & Washington
Don’t see your state? We’re adding more every day! Check back soon or give us a call for details. Even if we don’t support your state yet, we haven’t forgotten about you! You can still generate a complete IFTA Summary Report from your trip sheets. This report will give you all of the totals you need to fill out your IFTA return. No calculations or confusion!
If you’d like to reap the benefits of TruckLogics automatic IFTA returns, there’s still room for you to join the family! Create an account and get 15 days of TruckLogics with ProMiles free! That means you can try our IFTA feature for free too!
Have questions about signing up? No problem! That’s what the Support Crew is for. Call them at 704.234.6946. or email them 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can even request a free, live demo of the program. One of our crew will give you a VIP guided tour and show you everything else TruckLogics has to offer (as if this IFTA feature wasn’t enough already!).
Have a Happy 4th Quarter, Trucking Nation! We’ll help ensure it’s the happiest yet.