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Q2 2011 IFTA Fuel Taxes

As of July 1, 2011, IFTA Plus is ready to prepare your second quarter 2011 IFTA fuel tax return.

If you already have an account with IFTA Plus, sign in and start entering your miles and fuel.  If not, our registration process takes only a minute and we walk you through each step of how to file IFTA taxes.  You don’t have to pay for anything until you are ready to print out your state IFTA fuel tax return.

To complete your return, you will need to collect your miles driven and fuel purchased in each State between April 1 and June 30, 2011.

For our thousands of return customers, you will notice several upgrades over last quarter.  The initial dashboard gives you quick access to all your past quarter miles, fuel and returns.  We have also upgraded our reporting engine to give you better insight into your data.  Have a look around and let us know what you think.  Suggestions are always welcome.

As always, feel free to Contact Us if you need further assistance.

Safe Driving…

July 1, 2011 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Q1 2011 IFTA fuel taxes due soon

This is your friendly reminder that your 1st quarter 2011 IFTA fuel tax return is due Saturday April 30, 2011.

Collect all your gallons purchased and miles driven between January 1 and March 31, 2011.  Then, use IFTA Plus to enter your information and immediately have our IFTA calculator prepare your State return.

Read more about our most asked questions, using our published fuel tax rates, the four required steps to prepare your IFTA fuel tax return, and if you need to calculate the IFTA taxes owed per truck, this is a must read.
Safe driving!

April 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

IFTA fuel taxes and the state of the economy

IFTA Plus has helped thousands of companies prepare their fuel tax returns for the past 5 years.  As we capture company mileage and fuel usage across different quarters, we are in a unique position of being able to determine how much companies are driving quarter over quarter and where they are driving most.  For those not in the transportation industry, the two critical pieces of information IFTA fuel taxes capture are the number of miles driven in each state and the amount of fuel purchased in each state.

The trucking industry is a well tracked indicator of the state of the overall economy.  When the economy is good, manufacturing increases, purchasing increases, shipping increases and therefore the transportation industry improves.  There are several metrics tracked in the industry including the monthly tonnage.  Several blogs talk about the reality of a changing industry driven by a slow economy.  Other writers like to speculate on the future state of the economy.

Here at IFTA Plus, we put together a few simple charts that compare where miles are being driven and how companies are performing.

State mileage changes: This chart shows the difference in miles per state between Q1 2010 and Q4 2010.

IFTA Plus state chart

You can see that states in the East increased miles driven and states in the West decreased in miles driven.

Company mileage changes.  This graph shows how companies performed quarter over quarter.


This graph shows in Q4 2010, only 46% of returning IFTA Plus companies increased their miles driven over the previous quarter.  In fact, to summarize this chart, here are the percentages of companies that increased their miles driven vs the previous quarter:

Q1 2008 – 59%
Q2 2008 – 60%
Q3 2008 – 47%
Q4 2008 – 42%
Q1 2009 – 45%
Q2 2009 – 62%
Q3 2009 – 52%
Q4 2009 – 46%
Q1 2010 – 49%
Q2 2010 – 63%
Q3 2010 – 48%
Q4 2010 – 46%

We’re not economists and we don’t give any indications that our data is a diverse and representative cross section of the trucking industry.  However, the number are interesting to look through.

April 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

First Quarter 2011 IFTA Fuel Tax Preparation

As of April 1, 2011 (no joke), IFTA Plus is ready to prepare your first quarter 2011 IFTA fuel tax return.

If you already have an account with IFTA Plus, sign in and start entering your miles and fuel.  If not, our registration process takes only a minute and we walk you through each step in the filing process.  You don’t have to pay for anything until you are ready to print out your state IFTA fuel tax return.

To complete your return, you will need to collect your miles driven and fuel purchased in each State between January 1 and March 31.  If you need help with older returns, we can file any quarter since Q1 2010.

As always, feel free to Contact Us if you need further assistance.

Safe Driving…

April 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

Q4 2011 IFTA fuel tax return

As of January 1, 2012, IFTA Plus is ready to prepare your fourth quarter 2011 IFTA fuel tax return.

To complete your return, you will need to collect your miles driven and fuel purchased in each State between October 1 and December 31, 2011.

As always, feel free to Contact Us if you need further assistance or help remembering your password.

Safe Driving and happy new year!

January 1, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

3rd Quarter 2010 wrapup

Hopefully everyone reading this has already prepared their IFTA return and mailed them to your state without penalties.  If you haven’t, you can use IFTA Plus to prepare your return and calculate your late fees and interest.

This quarter saw some significant milestones for IFTA Plus:

More new company signups than any other quarter.
This quarter saw a 24% increase in new companies over last quarter.

Prepared 34% more returns this quarter versus last quarter.
This huge increase in number of returns prepared is not only because of an increased number of new companies, but also because an increased number of returning companies who used IFTA Plus last quarter and came back again this quarter.

IFTA Plus was available 100% of the time.
The past few quarters saw some downtime as the servers are very overloaded the last few days of the month.  Because of continued server improvements and an optimized codebase, the site didn’t experience any down time for the first quarter ever.

I want to personally thank everyone who prepared their IFTA fuel tax returns with IFTA Plus. I also want to thank those customers who called to ask questions, tell us about updated state forms (Georgia), point out a minor Oregon issue, ask about IFTA Connect, and to tell us how easy we made their life.

See you all again January 2011 and as always, drive safely

 

Stu Ludlow

November 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

IFTA Fuel Taxes Due Friday April 30

This is your friendly reminder that your 1st quarter 2010 IFTA fuel tax report is due this Friday April 30, 2010.

Collect all your diesel gallons purchased and miles driven between January 1 and March 31, 2010.  Then, use IFTA Plus to enter your information and immediately have our IFTA calculator prepare your State return.

Safe driving!

April 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

IFTA Plus reminder to prepare your Q1 2010 return

We have passed the April 15th deadline to file federal taxes and now its time to focus back on IFTA taxes.  If you haven’t prepared your State IFTA return yet, there is still time.  The deadline is April 30, 2010.

If you need help getting started, read more about the steps required to file your IFTA return.  If you have questions regarding IFTA Plus, hopefully you can find your answers here.  If you need some incentive, or a way to earn some extra cash, we have a great incentive program called IFTA Connect.  IFTA Plus has helped thousands of companies take the headache out of preparing their IFTA return and can even help you prevent an audit.

If you have further questions, give us a call at 816.200.PLUS (7587) or check out our website at www.iftaplus.com.  Registration is free and you only have to pay $25 per quarter, no matter the number of trucks in your fleet.

As always, Safe Driving…

April 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

First Quarter 2010 IFTA Fuel Tax Preparation

As of April 1, 2010 (no joke), IFTA Plus is ready to prepare your first quarter 2010 IFTA fuel tax return.

If you already have an account with IFTA Plus, sign in and start entering your miles and fuel.  If not, our registration process takes only a minute and we walk you through each step in the filing process.  You don’t have to pay for anything until you are ready to print out your state IFTA fuel tax return.

To complete your return, you will need to collect your miles driven and fuel purchased in each State between January 1 and March 31.  If you need help with older returns, we can file any quarter since Q1 2007.

We are excited to introduce our new IFTA Connect program!  It’s free to use and can earn you cash.

As always, feel free to Contact Us if you need further assistance.

As always, Safe Driving…

March 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

IFTA Plus announces IFTA Connect

IFTA Plus announces IFTA Connect, a new program allowing any company to passively earn cash for every new customer they refer, and to continue to be rewarded every quarter for those referrals.

Continue Reading March 19, 2010 at 3:01 am 4 comments

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