Alabama(AL) IFTA Fuel Taxes
Who Is Required To Register for Alabama IFTA?
A qualified motor vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property having:
- Two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
- Having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
- Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight.
Qualified Motor Vehicles do not include recreational vehicles unless they are used in conjunction with any business endeavor. Recreational vehicles are vehicles such as motor homes, pickup trucks with attached campers and buses when used exclusively for personal pleasure by an individual.
New Alabama IFTA Fuel Tax Accounts
You will need to complete an Alabama IFTA application form and submit it to the MCS office. Incomplete applications will be returned, which will delay processing. There is a $17 fee for each set of decals per each qualified vehicle. Once the application is approved, credentials will be mailed within 30 days. Same day decals are available when you apply in person.
TSNAmerica can assist you with the application process.
Alabama IFTA Renewals
Renewals must be completed online. Let TSNAmerica renew your Alabama IFTA decals.
Quarterly Alabama IFTA Returns
An Alabama quarterly IFTA return must be filed by the due date:
|Alabama Reporting Periods||Alabama IFTA Filing Deadlines|
|January - March||April 30|
|April - June||July 31|
|July - September||October 31|
|October - December||January 31|
*If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day is considered the tax reporting filing due date.
Note: An Alabama IFTA fuel tax report must be filed even if no fuel was used.
Alabama IFTA Penalties
A late penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability, whichever is greater, is assessed on returns received after the filing deadline. Interest is computed on all delinquent taxes due to each jurisdiction at a rate of .4167% per month. Even if you have a net refund, interest still applies to each jurisdiction for any underpayment of fuels use tax due and is calculated beginning the day after the due date of the return for each month, or fraction of a month, until paid.
Alabama IFTA Audits
IFTA Alabama audits are used to verify compliance and base jurisdictions are required to audit 3% of the IFTA accounts in their state per year. The licensee will be contacted in writing at least 30 days prior to the audit and must make the required records available at the time of the audit. IFTA Audits are never fun, but keeping detailed records that include all required information will take the stress out of the audit process.
Filing Alabama IFTA fuel tax can be tedious and time consuming. For more details, see www.revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle or let TSNAmerica take the paperwork out of your way by using our Alabama Quarterly IFTA Filing Services! Our quarterly filing packages start at $75. (Contact us for multiple vehicle pricing.)
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