Ontario IFTA State Tax: An Overview

Do you own a trucking business in the province of Ontario? 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 deposit your IFTA fuel tax in Ontario 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 Ontario, the requirements include:

  • Submit your IFTA application in Ontario to the Ministry of Finance.
  • You can also get a single trip permit if you don’t travel to other jurisdictions frequently.
  • 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.
  • The decal fee is $10 per set.

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 Ontario.

You can find the latest information about IFTA rules and regulations in Ontario on https://www.ontario.ca/document/international-fuel-tax-agreement.

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

IFTA credentials are not valid for travel in three Canadian jurisdictions – Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yuko Territory.