Frequently asked questions
IRP: International Registration Plan
Who is required to register for an IRP account?
Any driver or carrier that decides to travel outside of their base jurisdiction with power units that meets one of the following criteria:
• Have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) over 26,000 pounds; or
• Have three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
• Is used in combination with a trailer for a combined GVW over 26,000 pounds.
What is a base jurisdiction?
A base jurisdiction is where motor carriers may register their vehicles, if they meet certain physical location requirements and maintain the records of their fleet.
To use Florida as your base jurisdiction, IRP requires the motor carrier to have an established place of business in Florida. As defined by IRP, there must be a physical structure located within Florida that is either owned or leased by the IRP applicant or registrant. All applicants must provide three forms of proof that they have an established place of business or are residents in Florida.
Which proofs of address are acceptable?
To establish residence you must provide at least three (3) proofs of address.
Acceptable proofs of address include:
• Current copy of Florida driver's license in your name
• Current copy of a utility bill paid in your name for your Florida address
• Current copy of a Federal income tax return, in your name, indicating the return was filed from your Florida address
• Copy of a personal vehicle title or registration for a vehicle titled in Florida in your name
• Current copy of a tax bill indicating real estate or personal property taxes that have been paid in your name for your Florida address
• Current copy of a bank statement in your name with your Florida address
All records provided must be in the name of the registrant and must reflect the same Florida address.
IFTA: International Fuel Tax Agreement
When are the quarterly fuel taxes due?
The fuel taxes need to be reported the month after the quarter ends.
• 1st quarter (Jan - Mar) - due by April 30
• 2nd quarter (Apr - Jun) - due by July 31
• 3rd quarter (Jul - Sept) - due by October 31
• 4th quarter (Oct - Dec) - due by January 31
What if I don't file the fuel taxes by the deadline?
If the fuel taxes are not reported by the deadline, a penalty of $50 or 10% of delinquent taxes, whichever is greater, will be charged. However, the penalty may change according to your base jurisdiction.
Permits and Corportations