IFTA - International Fuel Tax Agreement

Should I register for IFTA in my state?

The carriers must register for an IFTA license to operate their qualified motor vehicles in more than one jurisdiction out of their home jurisdiction. A motor vehicle is considered as a qualified vehicle under the following standards:

  • Traveled in at least two or more IFTA jurisdictions
  • Heavy vehicles with three or more axles or used in combination exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms.
    • Qualified Motor Vehicle will not include recreational vehicles unless used for business purposes.

      How do I apply for an IFTA license?

      Apply online or download the IFTA License Application. Complete and submit the application to the Maryland Comptroller.

      What fees must I pay under IFTA?

      Maryland does not charge any annual renewal processing fee for an IFTA license or IFTA decals. You will need one decal set per qualified vehicle.

      What credentials will I receive?

      You will receive an IFTA license and a set of decals, which is valid for a year. Each qualified motor vehicle requires a license photocopy to be kept safe in the vehicle. The original license distributed by the bureau should be held at your business address.

      IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax Report

      As an IFTA licensee, you have to report how much tax you paid for fuel purchases and distance traveled in each jurisdiction after every quarter. You will balance overpayments in one jurisdiction against amounts owed in other jurisdictions. If the net result is an underpayment, you will send one payment to Maryland. If the net result is an overpayment, you will receive one refund from Maryland.

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      IFTA Rates For 2nd Quarter 2019

      State / Province Gasoline Special Diesel Gasohol Propane LNG CNG Ethanol Methanol E-85 M-85 A55 Biodiesel Electricity Hydrogen
      MARYLAND (MD) #24 U.S.
      Can.
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3605
      0.1246
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3530
      0.1221
      0.3605
      0.1246
      0.3605
      0.1246

      Are there penalties for traveling without valid IFTA credentials or a fuel trip permit?

      The minimum penalty for failing to register or display the valid IFTA documents is $240.

      Do I file a quarterly fuel tax report if I didn't run during the quarter?

      Yes, you need to submit a "zero report" to file the quarterly fuel tax return even if no fuel was used.

      What is the penalty and interest rate for filing a late quarterly fuel tax report?

      A penalty of $50 or 10% of tax due, whichever is greater, and 0.4167% of interest per month will be charged for failing to file a tax return, filing a late tax return, and underpaying taxes due on all delinquent tax dues at each jurisdiction.

      How do I obtain a return?

      All the IFTA licensees are required to file quarterly returns, and the licensee can file the returns online.

      Where can I get more information?

      http://compnet.comp.state.md.us