New Jersey

New Jersey IFTA State Tax: An Overview

Do you own a trucking business in the State of New Jersey? 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 NJ IFTA quarterly fuel tax report before the due deadlines as late filing may result in a penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax liability. New Jersey registration renewal must be completed my mail. Here is how you can apply for a new account:

  • Complete the application form and submit it to the Motor Vehicle Commission.
  • Pay $10 fee per set of decal.
  • You are going to need one set of decals per qualified vehicle.
  • You’ll receive them in 1-2 weeks.
  • Apply in person for same day decals.

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 New Jersey.

You can learn more about the IFTA rules and regulations in the state of New Jersey on

Advantages of IFTA include:

  • A single fuel tax license issued by the base jurisdiction authorizing travel in all IFTA jurisdictions.
  • A quarterly tax report containing detailed operations in each of member jurisdictions will be submitted only to the base state.
  • Fuel tax audits are generally performed only by the base state.

The IFTA license is valid for a calendar year from January 1 through December 31.