Wisconsin IFTA Information

Wisconsin, or more properly known as the “Badger State” is located in northern-central United States and is currently holding a population of about 6 million. In Wisconsin to obtain an IFTA license you must submit an application to the Department of Transportation. There is an application fee of $15, a $3.00 license fee and a $2.00 per set charge for your decals. Each qualified vehicle is required to have one set of decals.


State Requirements IFTA Wisconsin Licensing


The International Fuel Tax Agreement was created to organize and simplify the reporting and distribution of highway fuel taxes.  Both the trucking industry and the U.S. government felt there should be a more efficient way to file and disburse fuel taxes paid by interstate carriers. Today, the IFTA consists of 58 member jurisdictions— 48 states in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces.  

A base jurisdiction is where your qualified motor vehicle(s) are registered and the operational controls of the business are maintained.  If Wisconsin is your base jurisdiction and you travel interstate among one or more member jurisdictions with a qualified motor vehicle, you are required to apply for a Wisconsin IFTA license.

Qualified motor vehicles operating in more than one IFTA jurisdiction must obtain a license and IFTA decals that allow them to travel between member jurisdictions.  IFTA Wisconsin defines a qualified vehicle as one that is designed, maintained, and used to transport persons or property. Additionally, vehicles must 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.

Upon approval of your application, you will receive one IFTA license and two IFTA decals for each vehicle in your fleet. You must keep a copy of the license in each vehicle, as well has one IFTA decal affixed to each side of the exterior of the cab.

Quarterly fuel use taxes for Wisconsin IFTA members 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.  Late filing or payments can interfere with renewing your IFTA license.


Renewing Your Wisconsin IFTA License


Your IFTA license is issued for one year only, expiring each year on December 31st. To avoid delays or penalties, you should submit your application for IFTA license renewal before November 30th. If you have not received your renewal license by the expiry date, Wisconsin IFTA offers an IFTA sticker grace period which extends through February of the coming year. However, you must have applied for your renewal on time. During that time, your IFTA license and decals must be displayed until you receive your renewals. If you are not compliant with all IFTA fuel use taxes, your application will not be approved.  


How TruckingOffice Can Help


The IFTA was created to simplify things, but there are still deadlines to meet and paperwork to file.  If you’re worried about keeping up with IFTA license deadlines, let the experts at TruckingOffice help.  Our software will make your life easier by helping you keep track of fuel use tax reports, manage your invoices, dispatches, fuel purchases and much more. Your miles are calculated automatically using PC*Miler. If you are interested in learning more about how TruckingOffice can save you time and money, contact us today. Start filing your IFTA the easy way today!


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