Massachusetts IFTA State Tax: An Overview

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

Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires you to file your IFTA quarterly fuel tax return before the due deadlines as late filing may result in a penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability. Existing IFTA accounts can be renewed by applying online or by mail. If you want to learn how to apply for IFTA in Massachusetts by setting up a new account, the next section is for you:

  • Submit your completed Massachusetts IFTA application by mail or online.
  • Pay $8 for each set of decals.
  • You are going to need one set of decals per qualified vehicle.
  • Expect the decals within 3 weeks.
  • You will be issued a temporary permit upon approval.

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 Massachusetts.

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

For good cause, the Commissioner may grant a reasonable extension of time for filing a return. Requests must be in writing to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

The penalty for failure to file a tax report when due is the greater of fifty dollars ($50.00) or ten percent (10%) of the net tax due to all member jurisdictions.