South Dakota IFTA Information

South Dakota or more commonly known as “The Mount Rushmore State” is located in the Midwestern region of the United States and is currently home to a little under a million people. To receive an IFTA license you must first submit an application to the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles. South Dakota charges a $10 application fee and a $2.50 for each set of decals. Each qualified vehicle is required to have one set of decals. Once you have received your license, your IFTA Fuel Tax Form will be mailed to you 30 days prior to the respected due date.


State Requirements IFTA South Dakota Licensing


Before applying, you must determine whether your vehicles are qualified for an IFTA license. A qualified vehicle is one that is designed, maintained, and used to transport persons or property and meets 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.

Qualified motor vehicles operating in more than one IFTA jurisdiction must obtain a license and IFTA decals that allow them to travel in any member jurisdiction.  South Dakota will be your base jurisdiction if your vehicles are registered in this state, if you maintain operational control and records here and if you accrue mileage here. Once you submit a license, once approved you will receive one license and two IFTA decals for each registered vehicle in your fleet. Each vehicle must carry a copy of the license in the cab at all times. Also, one IFTA decal must be affixed 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

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 South Dakota IFTA License


Your IFTA license and decals will expire each year on December 31st. However, if you have not received your renewal license by then, South Dakota offers an IFTA sticker grace period, which extends into February of the following year. While waiting for your renewal license during this time, your current license and decals must remain displayed. To avoid any delays or penalties, you should submit your IFTA license application before November 30th. Licenses submitted after this deadline may take longer than 2 weeks to approve. If you are not compliant with all IFTA fuel use taxes, your application will not be approved.  

IFTA South Dakota 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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