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International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

  • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)


Sections 40-17-150 and 40-17-270 through 40-17-275, Code of Alabama 1975.

Motor carriers operating in interstate commerce with a qualified motor vehicle. A qualified motor vehicle is one which has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds, has three or more axles regardless of weight, and is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight; shall be subject to this tax. Motor carriers with motor vehicles which are operated or caused to be operated wholly within Alabama are exempt from this tax.

Any motor carrier meeting the above requirements shall pay an annual fee per vehicle to obtain an IFTA license and identification decals. The fee for the decals is $17 per set.

Excise tax upon motor fuels used in the operation of a motor carrier in Alabama shall be at the same rate per gallon as provided in Section 40-17-325.

That portion of revenues attributable to gasoline taxes shall be distributed in the manner prescribed for gasoline taxes levied under Section 40-17-359.

That portion of revenues attributable to motor fuel (diesel) taxes shall be distributed in the manner prescribed for motor fuel (diesel) taxes levied under Section 40-17-361.

(See Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Taxes)