Maryland IFTA State Tax: An Overview

Do you own a trucking business in the State of Maryland? 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 IFTA fuel tax in Maryland before the due deadlines as late filing may result in a penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability. Existing IFTA accounts with good standing are renewed automatically. If you want to learn how to apply for IFTA in Maryland by setting up a new account, the next section is for you:

  • Submit your completed Maryland IFTA application by mail, online, or in person to the Comptroller of Maryland.
  • No application or decal fee.
  • You are going to need one set of decals per qualified vehicle.
  • Expect the decals in 5-7 business days.
  • Incomplete applications will be returned.

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 Maryland.

You can find the latest information about IFTA rules and regulations in Maryland on

The next business day is considered the filing due date in case the due date falls on a weekend or a legal holiday.

Incomplete applications result in delayed processing as they are returned by the Comptroller of Maryland.