International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement among states and Canadian provinces to simplify the reporting of fuel use taxes by interstate motor carriers. The purpose of IFTA is to establish and maintain the concept of one fuel use license for carriers operating qualified motor vehicles interstate. An IFTA license allows a taxpayer to file one tax report that covers all member jurisdictions. The base jurisdictions for each licensee will administer the agreement on behalf of all fellow member jurisdictions.

If you operate a qualified diesel motor vehicle between California and Mexico only, you should register for a California Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax (DI) License.

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If you have questions regarding this program or need to register with the CDTFA, please contact the Motor Carrier Office at the following addresses or telephone number:

Motor Carrier Office
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
1030 Riverside Parkway
West Sacramento, CA 95605

The Motor Carrier Office is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

Telephone 1-800-400-7115
(TTY: 711)

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