North Dakota IFTA Information
North Dakota also referred to as “Heaven” is located alongside the Canadian border and currently has a population of about 700,000 people. North Dakota requires that you submit an IFTA License Application to the Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division. For the initial application there is a $20 fee along with a $5 license fee and an additional $1 for your decals. Any extra decals are $3.
State Requirements IFTA North Dakota Licensing
North Dakota is one of 48 U.S. states that have joined the International Fuel Tax Agreement. As a trucker in this state, you’ll need to know how this agreement applies to you and your business. First of all, congratulations on working hard to get your CDL and joining the nationwide team of professional drivers! Before you get started, you may need to obtain an IFTA North Dakota license. Here’s what you need to know:
The International Fuel Tax Agreement was created as a more efficient method for collecting and disbursing fuel use taxes among the states. Drivers are required to keep records of all fuel purchases and mileage accrued in each state or jurisdiction on their route. This information is to be reported to the IFTA via your base jurisdiction on a quarterly basis. North Dakota is your base jurisdiction if you meet the following requirements:
- Your business is based in North Dakota and all operational controls and records are maintained in and can be made available to the state.
- You operate a qualified motor vehicle in North Dakota and at least one other member jurisdiction.
A qualified motor vehicle is defined by the IFTA as one that is used, designed or maintained for transporting persons or property. Also, the vehicle must have two axles with a GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds, have three or more axles, regardless of weight, or be used in combination when the combined weight exceeds 26,000 pounds. There are some exceptions to these IFTA rules which can be found here.
As an IFTA licensee, you’ll need to file quarterly fuel use tax reports by the following dates:
Quarterly IFTA Due Dates
|Q1 January – March||April 30|
|Q2 April – June||July 31|
|Q3 July – September||October 31|
|Q4 October – December||January 31|
Keep in mind that tax delinquency can result in a penalty of 10% of the total tax liability or $50, whichever is greater. Late filing or payment can also interfere with renewing your license.
Renewing Your North Dakota IFTA License
Your North Dakota IFTA license is valid for one year, expiring on December 31st. You should submit your IFTA renewal application by November 30th to avoid any delays in receiving your IFTA decals.
Each vehicle in your fleet should carry a copy of the license and display the current year decals on each side of the cab’s exterior. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in citations or court fines.
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