Québec IFTA Information
Québec is located in east-central Canada and is currently the only province with a predominantly French-speaking population that is home to more than 8 million people. To obtain an IFTA license in Québec you must first submit a completed application to the Revenue Québec. There is a $53.75 annual license charge and a $10.80 fee for each par of decals. Each qualified vehicle is required to have one decal on both sides of the cab.
Requirements for IFTA Quebec Licensing
Being a professional trucker today presents a combination of adventure and challenges. If you’re like most drivers, one of the problems you wish to avoid is the abundant record-keeping and reports. The good news is under the IFTA your reporting requirements are much less complicated than what truckers had to deal with in the past. Let’s take a quick look at what has changed and how it applies to you. Even though the requirements for IFTA Quebec licensing are much improved, they are confusing, even to long-time, seasoned truckers.
In the past, truckers were required to have a license and stickers for each state on their route. They also had to file individual fuel use tax forms to each state. Keeping track of the different tax rates and fuel costs was a massive chore. Today, under the IFTA, the process has been streamlined and is less tedious. Truckers only need one license that allows them to travel among all participating jurisdiction. Also, IFTA licensees need to submit only one tax report each quarter. The base jurisdiction then collects and distributes the taxes accordingly. The IFTA quarterly tax schedule is as follows:
Quarterly IFTA Due Dates
|Q1 January – March
|Q2 April – June
|Q3 July – September
|Q4 October – December
IFTA requirements apply to you if you operate a qualified motor vehicle in Quebec and at least one other participating jurisdiction. FYI: The US has 48 IFTA member states, and Canada has 10 IFTA member provinces. Before applying for IFTA permits, be sure your vehicle meets the following qualifications:
- Your vehicle is designed, used, and maintained to transport persons or property, and
- Has two axles and a GVW of more than 26,000 pounds, or
- Has three axles regardless of weight, or
- The vehicle is used in combination when the combined weight exceeds 26,000 pounds.
The IFTA allows a few vehicle exemptions, which are listed here.
When you receive your IFTA license and IFTA decals, you’re ready to hit the road and start making money. Be sure you carry a copy of the license inside each cab. The IFTA decals should be displayed on each side of the cab’s exterior.
Renewing Your Quebec IFTA License
You’ll need to renew your IFTA license every year. Although the expiration date is December 31st, you need to submit the IFTA renewal application before November 30th to avoid any delays. The IFTA sticker grace period of March 1st does not apply if you have not applied for the renewal on time.
Like other truckers, you’ll manage to find time for the all the paperwork, but it won’t always be easy or pleasant. Missing one of the IFTA tax deadlines can be a big nuisance, not to mention the possibility of having to take your truck off the road. That’s why TruckingOffice is proving to be a valuable resource for hundreds of drivers today.
How TruckingOffice Can Help
TruckingOffice is an innovative software package that can get you organized and make sure you are always IFTA compliant. All of the administrative aspects of your business are managed, leaving you free to burn miles. TruckingOffice makes filing your quarterly IFTA easy by keeping all of your information in one place. We track everything you need for IFTA including miles by state and fuel gallons by state. Your miles are calculated automatically using PC*Miler. Contact us to learn how we can help you save time and money. Start filing your IFTA the easy way today!