Should I register for IFTA in Georgia?
The state of Georgia considers a qualified motor vehicle as one that is designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property that have:
- 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 used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds, or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight.
The state of Georgia does not include recreational vehicles in the IFTA tax unless they are used in conjunction with any business endeavor. Recreational vehicles include motor homes, pickup trucks with attached campers and buses when used exclusively for personal pleasure by an individual.
How do I apply for an IFTA license in Georgia?
Visit Georgia's electronic filing site, apply by mail, fax in the application, or file in person.
What fees are associated with IFTA in Georgia?
IFTA decals are $3.00 per set. One set is required per qualified vehicle.
Do I file a quarterly fuel tax report if I didn't run during the quarter?
Yes, the state of Georgia still requires you to submit a "zero" report even if no fuel or IFTA mileage was traveled in that quarter.
What is the penalty and interest rate for filing a late quarterly fuel tax report?
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.
How do I obtain a IFTA return for the state of Georgia?
IFTA quarterly use tax returns can be filed online or if you are not able to file online, you may complete IFTA Quarterly Fuel Tax Return (IFTA 100) and return to Georgia Department of Revenue along with any required payment.