International Registration Plan (IRP) & International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
I am an interstate trucker operating in Florida and Georgia. I pay all my diesel fuel tax at the pump. Why am I required to file a tax return each quarter and pay more tax to the state of Florida, especially when I have already paid all of my diesel fuel tax at the pump in both Georgia and Florida when I bought it?
BOTH IRP AND IFTA Q&As
I have a regular Florida plate on my truck, but have never done any business outside the state of Florida. For business purposes, I need to take my truck into other jurisdictions (states). I want to keep my Florida plate. What do I need to travel in other jurisdictions ?
What is the carrier’s responsibility for notifying the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services of an address change. and does the Bureau provide a change of address form for both IRP and IFTA?
What are the IRP and IFTA record keeping requirements and who can I contact to assist me with these requirements?
Does the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services provide samples of acceptable worksheets that will help the carrier maintain accurate records?
Does the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services offer Electronic Filing for IRP and IFTA?
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN Q&As
What is the International Registration Plan (IRP) and what are the requirements?
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocal agreement that
authorizes the proportional registration among the jurisdictions (states) of commercial motor vehicles. This means if a truck is operated in multiple jurisdictions, the owner must annually report mileage driven in each state and taxes are paid proportionately based on the mileage driven. The good news is the owner may pay those taxes in one jurisdiction—referred to as the base jurisdiction or base state. Vehicle owners are required to register under IRP, if:
- their vehicle is over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW); or
- has three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
- is a power unit and trailer whose combined GVW is in excess of 26,000 pounds, and
- your truck is part of a declared fleet that operates in Florida and at least one other IRP jurisdiction.
Further information regarding the IRP can be obtained from the IRP, Inc. website at www.irponline.org. or call the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services IRP Customer Service line at (850) 617-3711. You may also access the IRP TRUCKING MANUAL (Form HSMV 85500) at www.flhsmv.gov .What vehicles are exempt from IRP registration?
- Government Owned Vehicles
- Buses Used for Chartered Parties
- Recreational Vehicles (a vehicle used for personal pleasure or travel)
- Vehicles Operating Intrastate Miles Only
How do I register under the Florida IRP?
In order to finalize my IRP registration, do I have to show proof of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)?