If you are a trucking company operating out of Ohio, 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:

  • A vehicle with three or more axles
  • A vehicle that exceeds 11,767 kg or 26,000 lbs

Table of Contents

  • How to register for an IFTA license in Ohio
  • Ohio IFTA License Costs, Fees, and Penalties
  • Ohio IFTA License Renewal
  • How to File Ohio IFTA
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How to register for an IFTA license in Ohio

Ohio is your base jurisdiction for IFTA licensing and reporting if you:

  • have qualified motor vehicles registered in Ohio that travel on Ohio highways
  • have an established place of business in Ohio from which motor carrier operations are performed
  • maintain operational control and records for qualified motor vehicles in Ohio or can make those records available in Ohio.

A motor carrier that enters Ohio 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 Ohio Fuel Tax License online at https://ohid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ohid/login

Ohio IFTA License Costs, Fees, and Penalties

Cost & Fees

There are no fees associated with IFTA registration, licenses or decals.


Failure to file and/or pay your quarterly return by the due date will result in penalties ($50 minimum or 10% of the tax due whichever is greater), interest, and a notice of proposed revocation will be issued.

Ohio IFTA License Renewal

A renewal application must be completed annually, and the renewal period begins October 1.

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 via the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG): https://gateway.ohio.gov/

Important Documents & Online Filing

How to File Ohio IFTA

Under IFTA, you are required to file quarterly motor fuel tax reports with your base jurisdiction.

The schedule is as follows:

  • January to March: Due April 30
  • April to June: Due July 31
  • July to September: Due October 31
  • October to December: Due January 31

You can file IFTA quarterly tax reports using the Ohio Business Gateway (OH|ID): https://ohid.ohio.gov/

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