Indiana (IN) IFTA Fuel Tax

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Should I register for IFTA in Indiana?

Yes, the state of Indiana 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 Indiana 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 the state Indiana?

Complete Indiana license application and submit the annual license fee to the Department for processing.


What fees does Indiana allocate for IFTA?

To apply for an IFTA license in Indiana, you must submit a form IFTA-1A application and pay an application fee of $25. There is a $25 annual renewal fee as well.


What IFTA credentials will I receive from Indiana?

One IFTA license and a set of decals per qualified vehicle will be assigned to each IFTA licensee. A photocopy of the license must be maintained in the cab of each qualified motor vehicle. The original license issued by the bureau should be retained at your business address. The IFTA license is valid for the calendar year January 1 through December 31.


Do I file a quarterly fuel tax report if I didn't run during the quarter?

Yes, the state of Indiana still requires you to submit a "zero" report even if no fuel or IFTA mileage was traveled in that quarter. This can be done through ExpressIFTA.


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 Indiana?

You can generate an IFTA return at ExpressIFTA. Indiana will also send a copy of the return to your current mailing address on file for all IFTA license holders at least 30 days prior to the due date associated with that quarter.


Where can I get more information regarding IFTA in Indiana?

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