IFTA is an agreement between states and Canadian provinces which allows a carrier to register and pay motor fuel road tax to all participating states and provinces they travel in through in the carrier's home or base state. If you are based in Virginia, then:
- You will apply for motor fuel road tax licensing only in Virginia.
- You will receive an IFTA license and IFTA decals for your vehicles which will allow you to travel in all other IFTA jurisdictions (for motor fuel road tax purposes only).
- You will file one tax return every three months with the Virginia DMV for the total tax or refund due for all IFTA jurisdictions. DMV will report your operations to those IFTA jurisdictions for you.
You are to carry your IFTA license in an electronic image. Paper IFTA licenses are no longer required.
All US States and Canadian Provinces are required to accept electronic images of IFTA licenses.
When stopped by law enforcement, credentials may be shown as an electronic image on a computer, tablet, or smart phone or as a paper copy. Regardless of the format, the document must be accurate, accessible and readable by law enforcement.
We strongly suggest that the document be stored as a PDF on an electronic device in each vehicle, to ensure access to documentation while in areas of no service or WiFi. If you are unable to provide proof of credentials, you may be ticketed and required to present proof of registration to a court of law.