British Columbia

British Columbia IFTA State Tax: An Overview

Do you own a trucking business in the province of British Columbia? It’s important you register the vehicles in your fleet for IFTA filing to avoid penalty. Let us guide you further.

It is of utmost importance that you file your British Columbia quarterly IFTA report before the due deadlines as late filing may result in a penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability. If you want to learn how to register for IFTA in British Columbia, the requirements are as follows:

  • Complete and submit your IFTA application in BC.
  • Pay $300 one-time registration fee if you’re a new IFTA applicant.
  • There is $100 annual renewal fee.
  • You’ll need to have a set of decals at all times.
  • You also stand a chance of having to park your truck until the payments are satisfied.

Frequently asked questions

January, February, March: April 30

April, May, June: July 31

July, August, September: October 31

October, November, December: January 31

Yes, you would still need to file a ‘zero’ report in the state of British Columbia.

You can find the latest information about, British Columbia truck permits, and IFTA rules and regulations on

You are required to report the fuel put into qualified vehicles along with all kilometres travelled by qualified vehicles.

You need to complete the IFTA registration if

  • will be travelling outside of British Columbia, and have a qualified motor vehicle
  • have never had an British Columbia IFTA licence or it has been 4 years or more since you had an British Columbia IFTA licence
  • amalgamated and the successor corporation requires an IFTA licence