Maryland IFTA Information
Maryland or “The Free State” is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and currently has a population of about 6 million. In order to receive an IFTA license you are required to fill out an application for the Comptroller of Maryland, Revenue Administration Division. All IFTA decals and applications are issued at no cost.
State Requirements Maryland IFTA Licensing
Before the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) was created, each state had its own system for reporting and disbursing fuel use taxes. Truckers were required to carry IFTA permits and stickers for each state on their route. The system was inefficient and costly for everyone involved. Today, the IFTA has simplified the process, but it isn’t entirely effortless. Let’s take a look at some of the main points of the agreement to help you better understand what is required before you can obtain an IFTA Maryland license.
So, who needs an IFTA sticker? Maryland is your base jurisdiction if you have an established business in the state and operate a qualified motor vehicle in at least one more IFTA member jurisdiction. To obtain an IFTA license, you must determine whether your vehicle qualifies. The requirements for a qualified vehicle are as follows:
- The vehicle is designed, used, and maintained for transporting persons or property, and;
- Has two axles with a GVW or registered GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds, or;
- Has three or more axles regardless of weight, or;
- Is used in combination and the weight of such combination is greater than 26,000 pounds.
How Do I Get My IFTA Stickers?
If a vehicle meets these criteria, you can apply for an IFTA license. You can apply online or print the form and submit it by mail. Carriers who do not wish to participate in the IFTA program must obtain a single trip permit to travel through member jurisdictions.
After receiving the Maryland IFTA permits, a copy must be carried in each qualified vehicle. Also, an IFTA decal must be permanently and visibly placed on the exterior of each side of the cab.
Renewing Your Maryland IFTA License
A Maryland IFTA license is issued for one year and expires on December 31st. A renewal notice will be issued by RAD each year. You must be in compliance with all IFTA Maryland fuel use taxes to qualify for a renewal. The IFTA quarterly fuel tax schedule is as follows:
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 meet these due dates can result in a penalty of 10% of the amount due to each jurisdiction, or $50, whichever is more. Delinquent taxes can also interfere with renewing your IFTA license and put you and your truck off the road until the matter is resolved.
How TruckingOffice Can Help
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Our program manages all aspects of your business from invoices, IFTA tax reports, dispatches, vehicle maintenance, and much more. Learn more about how TruckingOffice can help you get organized, save time and money, and stay out on the road where you can make a profit. Give us a call anytime, and one of our representatives will answer any questions you have about IFTA Maryland and can tell you more about our services.
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