IRP stands for International Registration Plan and is a registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of apportionable fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. IRP’s fundamental principle is to promote and encourage the fullest possible use of the highway system.
The benefit of this plan is that a carrier may be registered in only his/her home state, yet legally engage in interstate commerce. Each carrier vehicle only needs one specially marked “Apportioned”, “APP”, or “PRP” license plate, and a cab card which lists each jurisdiction the vehicle is valid to do business in and how much weight it is registered to carry.
— Any vehicle intended for use of transporting a person or property for hire, within the contiguous United States and/or Canadian provinces, that drives on:
— (2) axles having a gross vehicle weight, a registered gross vehicle weight or a gross combination weight in excess of 26,000 pounds (12,000 kg); or
— (3) or more axles
Exceptions: recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, buses used in the transportation of chartered parties and government-owned vehicles. Changes in fleet during your registration year are required to be updated immediately:
— Adding, deleting or transferring vehicles in your fleet
— Changing registered gross vehicle weights
IFTA stands for International Fuel Tax Agreement and is an agreement between the lower (48) states to report fuel taxes by interstate motor carriers. It is used to collect and distribute fuel tax revenue between the states. If you carry over 26,000 lbs. or use (3) or more axles, you must register for IFTA. Once registration is complete and fees are paid, you will receive an IFTA license to be kept in each vehicle and (2) decals to put on the side of the vehicle(s).
To register with IFTA, you must:
— Have an established place of business in your base state,
— Accrued mileage in your base state,
— Operate in one other IFTA jurisdiction,
— Maintain or make available your fleet maintenance and operating records,
Quarterly Taxes are due on or by:
— January – March 31: Due by April 30
— April – June: Due by July 31
— July – September: Due by October 31
— October – December: Due by January 31
Government Filings LLC can help you with your IRP & IFTA registration. The cost for setting up your IRP and IFTA is $298.00. We can calculate an estimate of what your fees are. After the fees are calculated, we will call you and go over the fees and payment method.
Please call the office at 888.850.3837 or 843.992.8869 (direct) to get your IRP and IFTA set up.