Rhode Island IFTA Information

Rhode Island, also known as “Little Rhody” is located in the New England region of the United States and has a population of about 1 million people. In order to obtain an IFTA license you must submit and IFTA License Application to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Currently the application fee is $10 and each set of decals is an additional $10. Each qualified motor vehicle that operates in an IFTA jurisdiction is required to have one set of decals. You will receive you IFTA Fuel Tax Form in the mail 30 days prior to their respected due dates.


State Requirements IFTA Rhode Island Licensing


The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) was created to streamline fuel use tax reporting and disbursement.  Members of the IFTA include all 48 contiguous states in the U.S. as well as 10 Canadian provinces. You can file an IFTA license application online or print the form and submit it by mail.  There are a number of qualifications you must meet in order to obtain an IFTA license for Rhode Island. In order to obtain an IFTA license, you must submit an IFTA license application to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Application fees are currently set at $10 with an additional fee of 10$ for each set of decals.

To be considered a qualified vehicle, your vehicle must be one that is designed, maintained, and used to transport persons or property, as well as meet the following stipulations:

  • 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.

Rhode Island is your base jurisdiction if you register your vehicles in the state, maintain operational control and records in the state, and accrue mileage in the state.  If your application for a license is approved, you’ll receive one license and two IFTA decals for each registered vehicle.  All vehicles licensed under your IFTA license must carry a copy of the license inside the cab and must also affix one IFTA decal to 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

Failing to file your quarterly fuel tax reports can result in a fine of 10% of the total taxes due or 50$, whichever is greater. Keep in mind that delinquent filing or payments can interfere with renewing your IFTA license and decals.  

Renewing Your Rhode Island IFTA License


Your IFTA sticker and permit expire each year on December 31st. Rhode Island IFTA provides an IFTA sticker grace period, which extends into February of the following year, in the event you have not received your replacement license by the expiry date. During this time, your previous license and IFTA decals must still be kept in all vehicles. You will receive your IFTA Fuel Tax Form in the mail 30 days prior to their respective due dates. To avoid any delays or penalties, you should submit your IFTA license application before November 30th. If you are not compliant with all IFTA fuel use regulations, your application will not be approved.  

IFTA Rhode Island allows you to file for your renewal license electronically and pay online using IFTA Web File if you prepare tax documents yourself, use a computer to prepare filings, and have broadband Internet access.


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