Minnesota IFTA Information

Minnesota or “The Gopher State” is located in the Midwestern United States and is home to a little over 5 million people. In order to obtain an IFTA license in Minnesota you must contact the DVS IFTA office or one of the 10 deputy registrar offices. There is currently a $28 annual filing charge and an additional $2.50 for each set of decals. You are required to have one set of decals for each vehicle.


IFTA Stickers Application


Whether you are new to the trucking industry, or a long-time pro, you’ll have questions about IFTA sticker requirements.  Some of the most pertinent information is provided below to help you understand what is required for IFTA Minnesota licensing.  

To obtain your IFTA permits, you must first show that your business is based in the state and that you will operate among one or more interstate IFTA member jurisdictions.  Next, you must determine that your vehicle qualifies. The IFTA defines a qualified motor vehicle as ‘one that is designed, used, and maintained for transporting persons or property.’  Your vehicle must also meet the following qualifications:

  1. A qualified vehicle must have two or more axles and GVW or registered weight exceeding 26,000 pounds, and/or;
  2. Have three or more axles regardless of weight, and/or;
  3. Be used in combination with GVW or registered GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds

The IFTA was created to simplify the reporting and disbursement of fuel use taxes.  Truckers must submit quarterly tax forms to their base jurisdiction before the due dates shown here:


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 file before the due date can result in fines, penalties, or legal action.  The penalties can amount to 10% of the total taxes owed, or $50, whichever is greater.  If you’re worried about missing the deadlines, contact us at TruckingOffice to find out how we can help you maintain compliance.  Find out more about our services below.


IFTA Sticker Renewal


IFTA Minnesota licenses are valid for one year and expire on December 31st.  To obtain a renewal, you must be up-to-date with all quarterly fuel use taxes.  When the license is renewed, you will receive two IFTA decals that must be displayed on the exterior of the vehicle’s cab, one for each side.  You are also required to keep a copy of the license in each vehicle that you operate.

To avoid any delays in getting the renewals on time, you should apply before November 30 as it takes about 14 days to process an application.  The IFTA allows a two-month grace period that extends through February for renewal stickers to be displayed. If decals are lost or destroyed, you can apply for an IFTA sticker replacement at an additional cost.  


How TruckingOffice Can Help


At TruckingOffice, we realize that you want to be driving, not spending time filling out forms and logbooks for hours.  Our program will free you from the drudgery of paperwork and ensure that you meet all IFTA requirements and deadlines accurately and on time.  We manage all aspects of your business including invoices, fuel use and purchases, vehicle maintenance, dispatches, IFTA taxes, and more. We also make it easy for you to access your information anytime from anywhere. We track everything you need for IFTA including miles by state and fuel gallons by state. Your miles are calculated automatically using PC*Miler. Hundreds of truckers are enjoying the benefits of our experience and technology. Call today to learn more about our program.

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