California or the “Golden State” is the most populous state in the U.S. with nearly 40 million people. California law states that if you qualify for IFTA but choose not to register you must purchase a California Fuel Trip Permit each time you reenter the state. In order to fully register you must request form 400-IF from the Motor Carrier Section. California charges an annual $10 for the license and $2 per set of decals.

Quarterly IFTA Due Dates

Q1 January – March April 30
Q2 April – June July 31
Q3 July – September October 31
Q4 October – December January 31

*If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day is considered the tax reporting filing due date.

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