Oregon IFTA Information
Oregon, also known as the “Beaver State” is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and is currently home to a little under 4 million people. In regards to IFTA, Oregon requires you to submit a license application to The Department of Transportation. Oregon charges a fee based on the number of motor vehicles being operated under IFTA jurisdictions, starting with $280 for 1 vehicle. If you qualify for the farm rate, a fixed amount of $50 will be assessed regardless of the number of vehicles just as long as more than half of those IFTA qualified vehicles are Oregon farm-plated.
State Requirements IFTA Oregon Licensing
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) works to streamline the process of fuel taxation and collection. It has proved to be much more efficient than previous methods of collection. Your IFTA Oregon license provides a number of benefits.
You will need to determine your state of base jurisdiction. Oregon is your base jurisdiction if you have an established business in the state and operate and register a qualified motor vehicle in at least one other IFTA member jurisdiction. Qualified motor vehicles operating in more than one IFTA jurisdiction are required to obtain a license and IFTA decals which allows them to travel in any member jurisdiction. Qualified vehicles are defined as a vehicle(s) that is designed, maintained, and used to transport persons or property and meets the following requirements:
- Has two axles and a GVW or registered GVW that exceeds 26,000 pounds, or;
- Is used in combination when the weight of such combination is more than 26,000 pounds GVW or registered GVW, or;
- Has three axles, regardless of weight.
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. In Oregon, IFTA requires you to submit an IFTA sticker application to The Department of Transportation. A fee is charged based on the number of motor vehicles being operated under IFTA jurisdictions, starting at $280 for one vehicle. Oregon IFTA offers a farm rate for those who qualify—a fixed amount of $50, regardless of the number of vehicles. To be eligible for this rate, at least half of your IFTA-qualified vehicles must carry Oregon farm plates.
Carriers who do not wish to participate in the IFTA program must obtain a single trip permit to travel through member jurisdictions. If your application for an IFTA license is approved, you will receive one license and two IFTA decals for each vehicle that is registered. All vehicles must carry a copy of the license in the cab. Additionally, one IFTA decal must be displayed on each side of the cab’s exterior.
As an IFTA licensee, your quarterly fuel use taxes are due 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|
If you fail to file before the due date, you can be fined 10% of the total taxes due or $50, whichever is greater. Delinquent filing or payments can interfere with renewing your IFTA license and decals.
Renewing Your Oregon IFTA License
On December 31st, your IFTA license and decals will expire. If you have not received your IFTA sticker replacement before this date, there is a grace period. However, your current license and decals may remain displayed during the grace period that extends through February of the following year. You should submit your IFTA license application before November 30th in order to avoid any delays or penalties.
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