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IFTA, the abbreviated form of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, is well known to almost everyone who travels commercially on the roads of the United States. Though it has been established for the sake of commercial truck drivers, traveling interstate and across borders with Canada, many people are unknown to the concepts of the International Fuel Tax Agreement and its working. This blog is dedicated to telling you all the essential facts about IFTA Taxes, and how they charge fuel tax, plus I will also tell you how you could use the services of Global Multi Services to get your IFTA Permit and IFTA filing.

What is IFTA?

The International Fuel Tax Agreement was signed in the year 1996 between the forty-eight states of the United States and the provinces of Canada. Before 1996, IFTA was known and operating in just a few states of the US. Before the introduction of IFTA, the truckers had to go through a lot of hassle and nuisance of filing fuel taxes in each state that traveled through, and each state had its tax rates too. So it became very fiendish for truckers. Therefore, although it was introduced in 1983, the IFTA was signed by almost all states of the United States, except the two, and provinces of Canada, by the year 1996.

Who are eligible to sign it

The following categories of vehicles are entitled to get an IFTA Permit and file the IFTA Taxes:

  • Those vehicles that travel interstate for commercial purposes and have a gross vehicle weight of at least 26,000 pounds and two axles installed in the vehicle.
  • Those vehicles that travel interstate for commercial purposes and have three or more than three axles installed in them.
  •  And, Those vehicles that travel interstate for commercial purposes and have a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds.

How IFTA is reported

The IFTA Filing is done quarterly, and the due date to file taxes is usually the last date of the month following the last month of the quarter.

To file the IFTA taxes you have to keep a thorough data of your travel details such as which states you traveled in, how much distance you traveled in those states, how much fuel your vehicle consumed in the traveled states, and what mileage your vehicle while traveling through those states. And the basis of all these data, one could collect their taxes. But a boon here is that, for which the IFTA was specifically introduced, you just have to pay the taxes according to the tax rates of your base jurisdiction and not according to the tax rates of the states that you traveled through.

How Global Multi Services could help

Though the Government of the United States and Canada has done a tremendous job by introducing the IFTA System, still it did not make the life of truckers as easy as expected. To file the IFTA Taxes, you still have to keep comprehensive data of your travel details and do complex calculations to check how much tax you have to pay, at the end of each quarter. That is when Global Multi Services comes in, our skilled and experienced employees keep all the details of your travel and fuel consumption, and then at the end of each quarter, they meticulously calculate your IFTA Taxes. They could even do your IFTA Filing for you.


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Some of the states in the United States, namely four, charge their road tax along with the federal road tax, and one of them is New York. Though the state of New York does not charge highway tax from every commercial vehicle but the vehicles of certain categories, and they also do not charge tax on maneuvering on roads that they charge their toll tax on. The charged tax is primarily based on the mileage of your vehicle on their roads and the weight of your vehicle. This blog is dedicated to all the information one required regarding the New York Highway Use Tax and how Global Multi Services will be helpful to you to get your New York HUT permit.

Eligibility for New York HUT

The following vehicles are required to apply for New York Highway Use Tax:

Those vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of 18,000 lbs and more. Or if you are using the unloaded method to file your taxes, the trucks that weigh more than 8,000 pounds and trucks that weigh more than 4,000 pounds are required to register for New York Highway Use Tax.

And second, those semi-trailers, trucks, tractors that transport automotive fuel, are required to file for New York HUT along with an Automotive Fuel Carrier Certificate.

New York HUT Registration and Decals

For the registration of the New York Highway Use Tax, you first have to be eligible according to their eligibility criteria. Then you could apply either at their official site through New York HUT OSCAR, or you could ask such service-providing companies, like Global Multi Services, to do it on your behalf. Once you get registered at New York Highway Use Tax, you will be entitled to pay your Highway Use Tax quarterly. The New York HUT department will send you quarterly reports at the end of each quarter. Plus, the due date to file your New York Highway Use Tax is the last date of the month following the last month of the quarter.

Once you get your New York HUT permit, you will be given a New York HUT Decal which you have to place on your vehicle’s bumper, as close as possible to the Front Registration plate, or on the rear bumper close to the rear registration plate.

What if you don’t Comply

Those who don’t comply with the regulations of New York HUT and do not register for the New York Highway Use Tax are liable to a fine of $100 to $250 on their first conviction, and a fine of $250 to $500 or imprisonment of up to 10 days or both on second and subsequent conviction.

Why Global Multi Services

The Global Multi Services have experience of more than fifteen years in the field of trucking businesses and providing trucking services to other trucking companies. Filing for the New York HUT is a complex process and one mistake could cancel the whole registration process, so have to fill the form again from the beginning. The highly skilled experts at Global Multi Services register for your New York HUT permit and other trucking permits meticulously and efficiently, and we could file your New York Highway Use Tax.