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Ohio(OH) IFTA Fuel Taxes

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Who Is Required To Register?


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 Vehicle does 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 Accounts


You will need to complete an application form and submit it to the Department of Taxation. You should receive your decals within 5-7 business days or you can fax in the application to have a temporary decal faxed to you. There is no fee for decals. You will need one set per qualified vehicle.


TSNA can assist you with the application process. Already have your IFTA license? Let TSNA assist with your annual renewal and filing your quarterly tax return.

Renewals


Renewals can be completed by mail. There is no fee for decals. You will need one set per qualified vehicle.

Quarterly Returns


A quarterly IFTA return must be filed by the due date:


Tax Return Reporting Quarters Due Date
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: A quarterly fuel tax return must be filed even if the no fuel was used.

Penalties


There is a late penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability, whichever is greater. Interest is computed on all delinquent taxes dues 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 to that jurisdiction and is calculated beginning the day after the due date of the return for each month, or fraction of a month, until paid.


See http://www.tax.ohio.gov/excise/international_fuel_tax_agreement_ifta.aspx for more details.


Confused? The quarterly filing process can be tedious and time consuming. Let TSNA take the paperwork out of your way by preparing and filing your Quarterly IFTA returns for you! We have a one-time account setup fee of $50 and a $75 quarterly filing fee per vehicle. (Contact us for multiple vehicle pricing)

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