Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the three Maritime provinces that is located directly in the middle between the equator and the north pole. Currently to obtain an IFTA license in Nova Scotia you must submit an application to the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations office. There is an annual license fee of $30.25 and an additional $12.10 per set of decals. Each qualified vehicle is required to have a decal on both sides of the cab.


Requirements for IFTA Nova Scotia Licensing


When you decided to become a professional trucker you made a wise choice.  Today, in the U.S. and Canada, the trucking industry is booming. Production rates have spiked in the past several years, and these goods need to be transported.  Job security for drivers couldn’t be better. But, along with this outstanding opportunity comes a few things truckers aren’t so fond of. Namely, paperwork, IFTA regulations, due dates, and did we say paperwork?  As a trucker, you’ll need to be familiar with the IFTA Nova Scotia requirements, so we will cover some of the more pertinent information here.

If you plan to declare Nova Scotia as your base jurisdiction, the following qualifications must be met:

  1. Your business and all operational controls and records are based in Nova Scotia.
  2. You operate a qualified motor vehicle and accrue mileage in Nova Scotia and at least one other participating jurisdiction.  

Your base jurisdiction is responsible for collecting and distributing your fuel use taxes.  Under the IFTA, you only need to file one tax report each quarter, then your base jurisdiction takes care of the rest.  Also, you will only need one license to travel among member jurisdictions. You will need to maintain detailed records of all fuel purchased and used in the tax period. This process is a significant improvement over the previous method.  The IFTA quarterly fuel tax schedule is as follows:


Keep in mind that failure to file by the due dates above can result in a hefty penalty of 10% of the total taxes owed, or $50, whichever is greater.  Delinquency can also interfere with renewing your license.


Renewing Your Nova Scotia IFTA License


IFTA permits are valid for one year and expire on December 31st.  Your IFTA renewal application should be submitted before November 30th to avoid any delays in receiving your license and IFTA decals.  Before you can qualify for a renewal, all IFTA reports and payments must be up-to-date. When you receive the IFTA license and decals be sure to carry a copy of the license inside the vehicle at all times.  You’ll also need to display one of the IFTA decals on each side of the cab’s exterior. If you need to request an extension, you must be sure your IFTA renewal application was submitted on time. Otherwise, the IFTA sticker grace period will not apply.

As a trucker, you’re embarking on an adventure like no other, but it also involves hard work.  Long hours, tricky weather, and being away from home a lot are some of the challenges you’ll face.  That’s why you need TruckingOffice. We can help you manage the administrative aspects of your business, leaving you free to focus on the other responsibilities of the job.


How Trucking Office Can Help


TruckingOffice is an innovative software program that has helped hundreds of truckers get organized and keep track of all IFTA due dates and reporting.   Imagine having all of your invoices, dispatches, vehicle maintenance records and IFTA reports all in one place where you can access it anytime, 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. If this sounds like the solution you need, give us a call today to learn more.

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