truckers who travel in the United States and Canada and are licensed
under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) can now file
their IFTA tax returns and payments for free through the Idaho
State Tax Commission web site. The system was launched Sept. 5
and is accepting past due filings for the second quarter.
program is the first of its kind in North America. The Idaho State
Tax Commission, Access Idaho, and the Idaho transportation department
developed the federally funded program jointly.
filings will increase accuracy because the program does the math.
If penalty and interest are owed, the program calculates that,
too. Any amount due can be paid online by credit card, electronic
debit, or by printing a voucher to mail with a check.
IFTA filing application also benefits agents or service providers
who represent truckers. A single registration allows an agent
to file returns for all clients. And, completed returns will be
stored online, which improves recordkeeping, the state says.
As of last
year, all taxpayers who file returns electronically can claim
a $2 credit against the tax owed on their return. Returns filed
with tax due of less than $2 will receive the credit up to the
amount of tax owed. The IFTA return forms can be found by visiting www2.state.id.us/tax/filing.htm.