Delaware IFTA Information
Delaware or otherwise known as “The Small Wonder” is the second smallest state in the U.S with a population of about 900,000 people. Delaware requires that all IFTA qualified vehicles submit an application that can be received from the Delaware Motor Carrier Service. The current charge for an IFTA application is $5 dollars.
Delaware State IFTA Requirements
Delaware became a member of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) effective July 1, 1996. This agreement in Delaware is administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation. The IFTA is an agreement that enforces efficient fuel tax reporting and disbursement. If Delaware is your base jurisdiction, you will be required to file an IFTA Delaware application.
If you’re new to the trucking industry, the IFTA rules and regulations can be confusing. Let’s take a look at some of the main points of the agreement and hopefully give you a better idea of what is required.
First, you need to know if your vehicle qualifies for an IFTA permit. The IFTA defines a qualified motor vehicle as one that has two or three axles with a GVW or registered weight exceeding 26,000 pounds; or one that has three or more axles regardless of weight; or a combination weight exceeding 26,000 pounds. The vehicle must be designed, used, or maintained for transportation of persons or property.
Next, you will need to file the IFTA application. We have included the link to the form in the checklist below.
Your next step is to keep track of all fuel purchased and used in the jurisdictions where you drove during the specified quarter. You will be required to submit a Delaware IFTA Fuel Tax Form each quarter by the date designated to avoid penalties or fines. The due dates are as follows:
IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax Schedule:
|Q1 January – March||April 30|
|Q2 April – June||July 31|
|Q3 July – September||October 31|
|Q4 October – December||January 31|
After filing or renewal, IFTA will send you IFTA stickers and IFTA permits via mail.
Renewing Your Delaware IFTA License
Your IFTA license is issued for one year, from January 1st through December 31st. Before your license can be renewed, you must be in compliance with all IFTA fuel use taxes. It is strongly advised that you file your renewal well before the December deadline to avoid any delays. Although there is a two month grace period from January to February, this does not mean you can wait until then to file your renewal. More information regarding the grace period can be found here.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and worried that you’ll forget something important or lose vital documents? If so, there is a solution. Trucking management software can help you get organized and stay compliant.
Benefits of Trucking Management Software
You became a trucker because you want to drive. But, being a driver means you have to keep up with mounds of paperwork and information. This recordkeeping takes up too much of your valuable time that could be spent making money and hitting the road. But, with TruckingOffice, you can find freedom from the tedious paperwork. We have the tools and skills that will streamline and organize all aspects of your trucking operation. From invoicing, vehicle maintenance, fuel tax reporting, dispatches, and more, all your information is secure in one place. Your miles are calculated automatically using PC*Miler. The great thing is that you’ll never have to worry about missing those tax deadlines.
Contact us today to learn more about our services. We will be happy to answer any questions about how TruckingOffice can save you time and money. Start filing your IFTA the easy way today!