If you are a trucking company operating out of Québec, Canada, you may need to register for an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license in the province.

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

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

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

You can register an application for Québec Fuel Tax License here: https://www.revenuquebec.ca/en/online-services/forms-and-publications/current-details/ca-500-v/

Québec IFTA License Costs, Fees, and Penalties

Cost & Fees

There is a $62.75 annual fee for a IFTA license per company.

In addition, there is a $12.70 fee per-pair for IFTA decals. You will need one pair for each qualified motor vehicle you operate in IFTA jurisdictions.


A penalty of $50 or 10% of the unpaid taxes, whichever is greater will be imposed on anybody guilty of the following infractions:

  • failure to file fuel tax returns regarding the fuel used for travelling through all jurisdictions that are members under the Agreement;
  • failure to file returns by the prescribed deadline;
  • failure to pay the balance of tax due in full.

Québec IFTA License Renewal

A renewal application must be completed annually. Your IFTA license and decals will expire on December 31, and you should submit your IFTA license renewal application before November 30th to avoid delays or penalties.

You will have until March 1 of each year to carry a current IFTA license and display the current year's decals on your vehicles, provided you have applied on time to renew your IFTA license and your account is in good standing.

Renewal applications can be completed by filling the PDF form here: https://www.revenuquebec.ca/en/online-services/forms-and-publications/current-details/caz-500-v/

Important Documents & Online Filing

How to File Québec 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 by filling the PDF form here: https://www.revenuquebec.ca/en/online-services/forms-and-publications/current-details/caz-510-v/

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