Georgia IFTA Information
Georgia is known as the ‘Peach State” and currently has a population of about 10 million people. In Georgia in order to receive an IFTA license you must request an application by contacting the Motor Vehicle Division at 404-968-3800. Currently Georgia does not charge for an IFTA license, however each set of IFTA decals is a fee of $3.
State Requirements Georgia IFTA Licensing
So, who needs an IFTA sticker? The state of Georgia is a member of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). This means that truckers are required to obtain an IFTA Georgia license if Georgia is their base jurisdiction and they will travel interstate with a qualified motor vehicle. A qualified motor vehicle is defined as one that is designed, used, or maintained for transporting people or property. The vehicle must have two or more axles and GVW or registered weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or have three or more axles regardless of weight.
IFTA was created to provide a more efficient method of reporting and disbursing IFTA fuel taxes among the jurisdictions. Members include 48 contiguous states in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces. Drivers who travel in these jurisdictions are required to submit their Georgia IFTA fuel tax forms each quarter before the due date to avoid fines, penalties, or legal action. The IFTA fuel taxes are filed with the base jurisdiction each quarter according to the due dates below:
Quarterly IFTA Due Dates
|Q1 January – March||April 30|
|Q2 April – June||July 31|
|Q3 July – September||October 31|
|Q4 October – December||January 31|
Failure to submit fuel tax forms before the deadline can incur a fine of 10% of the taxes owed, or $50, whichever is greater. If you are worried that you will miss a due date, a trucking management software could be the solution. You’ll find more information about the benefits of this type of service below.
Renewing Your IFTA License in Georgia
Georgia IFTA decal renewals and licenses are issued and valid for one year, from January 1st through December 31st. Before your license can be accepted for renewal, all taxes must be paid up-to-date. When the license is renewed, you’ll also receive two IFTA stickers and IFTA decal that must be displayed on each side of the vehicle’s cab. If you have more than one qualified vehicle, you’ll need additional IFTA stickers for those cabs as well. You must also carry a copy of the license in each vehicle. The Georgia IFTA sticker renewal form can be found here.
At this point, you’re probably wondering how you will find time to keep track of everything, stay compliant, and still have time to earn money. The best way to avoid the stress of this time-consuming recordkeeping is to engage the skills of TruckingOffice. Our team is dedicated to providing the expert bookkeeping services you can depend on.
Benefits of a Trucking Management Software
If you’re still a little confused about all of the rules and regulations, there is a safe and reliable way to organize all aspects of your trucking business in one place. We utilize the latest technology to track your invoicing, dispatches, fuel tax reports, vehicle maintenance, and more. You can access your information online from anywhere, anytime.
At TruckingOffice, we take care of all the recordkeeping so you can spend your valuable time growing your business and making money. TruckingOffice makes filing your quarterly IFTA easy by keeping all of your information in one place. We track everything you need for IFTA including miles by state and fuel gallons by state. Your miles are calculated automatically using PC*Miler. Our goal is to give you freedom from the paperwork so that you can get back in the driver’s seat! Contact us today to learn more about how our system can help you. One of our representatives will be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about our services.
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