Oklahoma IFTA Information
Oklahoma, also known as the “Sooner State” is located in Southern United States with a population of about 4 million people. To receive an IFTA license in Oklahoma you must complete an application and submit it to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. There is currently no charge for the license, however there is a $2 fee for each set of decals. Each qualified vehicle is required to have a set of decals.
State Requirements IFTA Oklahoma Licensing
As a professional trucker in the state of Oklahoma, you will have many questions about the International Fuel Tax Agreement and how it applies to you. Your first question probably has to do with whether you need to apply for an IFTA license. Under the IFTA Oklahoma regulations, you need to apply for IFTA permits if:
- Your business is based in Oklahoma and all operational controls and records are maintained in and can be made available to the state.
- You travel interstate with a qualified motor vehicle. A list of the IFTA vehicle qualifications can be found here.
As an alternative to obtaining an IFTA license, you may purchase a 120-hour fuel permit. These permits must be purchased each time your vehicle(s) accrue mileage across state lines.
You will pay fuel taxes each quarter to your base jurisdiction. The base jurisdiction will then disburse the taxes to the jurisdictions on your route. The taxes are based on the mileage traveled in each jurisdiction, the fuel tax rates in each jurisdiction, and the fuel efficiency of your motor vehicle(s). The IFTA then assesses any additional fuel taxes and any over-payments made. The IFTA quarterly fuel tax reports are due on 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|
You must file according to the due dates to avoid a penalty of 10% of your total tax liability or $50, whichever is more. If you are delinquent on the IFTA tax reports or payments, you won’t be able to renew your IFTA license for the coming year.
Renewing Your IFTA Oklahoma License
Oklahoma IFTA Licenses are valid for one year, expiring on December 31st. To avoid any delays in receiving your IFTA decals or license, you need to submit your IFTA sticker application before November 30th. An IFTA sticker grace period extends through February, but, if you have not submitted your application on time, the grace period will not apply.
When you receive the license and decals, you are ready to hit the road and start building your business. Be sure to keep a copy of the IFTA license inside each vehicle in your fleet. Also, one decal should be displayed on each side of cab’s exterior. If you have more than one qualifying motor vehicle, you will receive a set of two IFTA decals for each vehicle. You can order additional decals any time during the year if you add more vehicles to your fleet. If your decals are lost, damaged, or stolen, you may order a replacement set of IFTA stickers at an additional cost.
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