Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

International Fuel Tax Agreement


Our offices will only offer limited services between May 30, 2024 and June 13, 2024 due to the release of new IRP/IFTA software. During this time, we will not be able to renew, replace or issue new registrations.

As a result, we recommend that any credentials set to expire in May, June, or July are renewed as early as possible to minimize impact on your ability to continue operating.

Below are some important dates and activities to be aware of:

  • May 15, 2024 at 7PM EST, will be the cutoff to submit any transactions to E-File and notify for processing.
  • May 29, 2024 at 5PM EST, will be the cutoff for processing any transactions at the Neil Kirkman Building Walk-In Office and the four IRP License Plate Agencies within the state.
    • Any requests received through the mail, emailed to, or dropped off at the Neil Kirkman Building will be held for processing in the order received once the new software is live.
  • June 14, 2024 at 8AM EST, the software will be live and normal office operations will resume.

If you have any questions, please contact our IRP/IFTA Customer Service Center weekdays at (850) 617-3711 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM EST.

General Information

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) simplifies fuel tax reporting for interstate carriers. Commercial motor vehicles are IFTA qualified if they are used, designed, or maintained for the interstate transportation of persons or property and:

  • Have two axles and a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or registered GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds; or
  • Have three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
  • Are used in combination with a trailer, for a combined GVW or registered GVW in excess of 26,000 pounds.

IFTA is a reciprocal agreement, meaning that an IFTA license issued by the jurisdiction where the motor carrier is based, is valid in all the other IFTA member jurisdictions. Additionally, the licensee reports and pays all motor fuel taxes to the base jurisdiction, which handles distribution to all the other member jurisdictions in which the licensee travelled and incurred motor fuel use tax liability. IFTA member jurisdictions are the lower 48 states and the 10 Canadian provinces.

Base Jurisdiction

If Florida is the member jurisdiction with which the motor carrier has based their qualified motor vehicle(s) for registration purposes, Florida is also the motor carrier’s base jurisdiction for IFTA. Additionally, IFTA licensees based in Florida must maintain (or make available) all their operational records in Florida and their qualified vehicles must accrue some of their mileage in Florida.

IFTA Credentials

For each calendar year, Florida will issue an IFTA license and a set of two IFTA decals per qualified vehicle. Copies of the original IFTA license must be maintained in each vehicle (the original may be kept with the carrier’s records). The IFTA decals must be affixed to the outside of each vehicle. These credentials will allow operation of the qualified vehicles in all other IFTA jurisdictions, without the need to obtain additional licenses or decals from those jurisdictions.

IFTA Exemptions

In Florida, the following commercial vehicles are exempt from IFTA licensure:

  • Recreational Vehicles (Not used in connection with any business endeavor)
  • Government-Owned Vehicles (other IFTA jurisdictions may not have this exemption; operators of government-owned vehicles should inquire with each jurisdiction in which they plan to travel).

IFTA License Year

An IFTA license (and accompanying decals) are valid for the calendar year January 1 through December 31. However, for purposes of reporting motor fuel taxes, the license year is divided into four reporting periods (tax quarters).


There is no fee for the annual IFTA license. IFTA decals are $4.00 per set (pair).

Further information and assistance with IFTA

The national IFTA, Inc. website is a helpful resource for learning more about the IFTA program and the provisions followed by all member jurisdictions. Visit for more information.

Transactions must be completed in the avenue in which they are started. E-File transactions must be finalized through the E-File team and cannot be transferred to Walk-In Services or through the mail.

For assistance with Florida IFTA transactions or tax return filing, you may call the BCVDS Customer Service line at (850) 617-3711.

A more complete description of Florida IFTA provisions and requirements can be found in the Florida IFTA TRUCKING MANUAL.