If you are a trucking company operating out of Michigan, USA, you may need to register for an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license in the state.
Not based here? Click here to obtain a general guide on how to calculate your IFTA miles & fuel tax.
If you were wondering whether or not you're exempt, know that you must register and file for IFTA if you have:
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Michigan is your base jurisdiction for IFTA licensing and reporting if you:
A motor carrier that enters Michigan with a qualified motor vehicle more than five times in a calendar year requires obtaining an IFTA license or interstate trucker license.
You can register an application for Michigan Fuel Tax License using the Michigan IFTA IPC online: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/business-taxes/ifta/apply
Cost & Fees
There is no fee for an IFTA license and decals. Inaccurate information may result in lengthy delays in processing your application.
Failure to file and/or pay your quarterly return by the due date will result in penalties, interest, and a notice of proposed revocation will be issued.
A renewal application must be completed annually, ideally before November 30.
In order to be compliant with the IFTA Agreement, you must submit and be approved for renewal no later than December 31 prior to the beginning of the renewal calendar year.
Renewal applications can be completed electronically using the Michigan IFTA IPC System: https://mi.iftaipc.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx
Under IFTA, you are required to file quarterly motor fuel tax reports with your base jurisdiction.
The schedule is as follows:
You can file IFTA quarterly tax reports using the Michigan IFTA IPC System: https://mi.iftaipc.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx
If you need additional help in filing your IFTA, we're happy to help. Give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us guide you and getting your IFTA taken care of.
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