International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
The province of Ontario is a member of IFTA. This agreement among Canadian provinces/territories and American states simplifies the reporting of fuel taxes by commercial vehicle operators who do business in more than one member province/territory or state.
In order to register under IFTA, the minimum registered gross vehicle-weight requirement is more than 11,797 kilograms (26,000 pounds) or a unit with three or more axles, regardless of weight.
When to Register with IFTA?You should register for IFTA with Ontario if:
- Your commercial vehicles are considered a qualified motor vehicle. This means a motor vehicle used for business purposes and
- has three or more axles, or
- weighs more than 11,797 kilograms (vehicle or vehicle and trailer).
- For full details, refer to the definition of qualified motor vehicle.
Registering with IFTA
- One fuel-use licence to operate in the provinces and states
- One province or state to deal with for the IFTA licence and to report motor fuel taxes
- One province or state that collects the motor fuel taxes from you and distributes the taxes to all IFTA provinces and states based on distance travelled
The Ontario ministries of Transportation and Finance have established an industry advisory committee for IRP and IFTA. This group is composed of representatives from the Ontario Trucking Association, the Ontario Motor Coach Association, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, permitting agencies, private trucking firms and representatives from both ministries. The committee meets when needed to discuss issues regarding IRP service delivery in Ontario.
Information is available from the Ministry of Finance 1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297) or TTY: 1-800-263-7776 and at the web site: www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/tax/ifta/index.html