Friday, April 3, 2015

1st Quarter IFTA Filing Period Now Open: Get Ready for April 30th

It’s the circle of life.

One thing ends, and another begins. As the first IFTA quarter has closed, now the filing period opens and the second quarter begins!

Luckily, your friends at TSNAmerica can help you with both! We have IFTA Filing services at a range of price points to suite everyone’s needs. Plus we can help ensure that you start off the 2nd quarter on the right foot!

Were your recordkeeping practices in Quarter 1 lax at best? Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to walk you through best practices for IFTA recordkeeping. 

Here are a few highlights to keep in mind as we move into Quarter 2:

1. Record your mileage per jurisdiction and fuel purchases–every single day. It’s much easier to spend just 3 minutes a day on Trip Sheets instead of hours or days at the end of the quarter.

2. Use a program like TruckLogics to record your trip details. You can then print and mail these to us, and we’ll use them to calculate your tax and prepare your return.

3. Keeping up with records also reduces errors, and therefore, reduces your risk of an IFTA audit.

4. IFTA records must be retained for at least 4 years after the filing date. Store them in your base jurisdiction so that they’re readily available in the event of an IFTA audit.

Now for the tricky part– upcoming deadlines!

  • 1st Quarter IFTA returns are due by Thursday, April 30th! TSNAmerica can prepare your return for you based on your trip sheets AND file it directly with your base jurisdiction. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute filing emergencies, we file on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait until the 29th to get in contact with us!

  • The first quarter for State Use Taxes has also ended, and the returns are all due April 30th. This includes KYU (Kentucky Use Tax), NM Weight Distance Tax, and NY HUT (Highway Use Tax). We can also file these for you too! Check out our services.

Don’t be shy! Explore, and then give us a call and find out how we can help save you time and money by preparing all of your paperwork for you! You can reach us at our Rock Hill, SC headquarters via phone at 803.386.0320, by live online chat, or email us at

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