Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia IFTA State Tax: An Overview

Do you own a trucking business in the province of Nova Scotia? 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 apply for a Nova Scotia IFTA quarterly tax return form 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 Nova Scotia, the requirements include:

  • Submit your IFTA application to the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations office.
  • Pay $30.25 annual licensing fee.
  • There’s an additional $12.10 for each set of decals.
  • Each vehicle should have decals on both sides of the cab.
  • You won’t be able to renew your license if your IFTA taxes are not up-to-date.

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 Nova Scotia.

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

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

IFTA membership consists of forty-eight U.S. states and the ten Canadian provinces.