Fuel Tax Reporting Software Key Terms
Some key terms for fuel tax reporting softwareWhen a company has business to do beyond state borders, it hires truckers, either on payroll or as independent contractors, to get goods where they need to go. But then the process of taxing fuel use becomes complex. The government has created an agreement for reporting fuel use in all U.S. states together, but there are some ground rules. Knowing about common key terms for using fuel tax reporting software will help a company stay one step ahead of the game.
International Fuel Tax Agreement
Washington State Department of Licensing online.
Base jurisdictionThe base jurisdiction in terms of fuel tax reporting software is the main location where the fleet is kept, garaged, registered and maintained, for the purposes of establishing a central point for tracking interstate mileage.
IFTA terms at Idaho's IFTA page.
Trip permitsTrip permits are documents issued within the guidelines of IFTA to allow for certain provisions in fleet operations regarding registration and other issues. Fuel tax reporting software uses trip permits as the raw data for its reports.
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
Qualified motor vehicleFuel tax reporting software will have to focus on mileage tracking for qualified motor vehicles. A qualified motor vehicle is one that has met the standards for reporting under IFTA.
Michigan Treasury Dept.
Paper work reductionA main benefit of fuel tax reporting software is that it helps with the overall goal of paperwork reduction for a business. This helps companies manage resources, and it helps the environment. Paperwork reduction is part of the global effort to combat climate change.
IRPIRP is an additional report required by most base jurisdictions that shows what percentage of fuel use is incurred in each area under the general operation of the fleet. Fuel tax reporting software can help with these side audit items as well as the IFTA reporting.
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