About IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) Online Filling

  • IFTA Online Filling is a free service offered by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) that allows a California-based IFTA carrier to quickly and accurately file their quarterly IFTA return using a computer that has an Internet connection. The tax forms are filed electronically so there is no need to worry about the tax forms being lost or delayed in the mail.
  • The electronic filing of tax returns has the following advantages:
    • No postage expenses.
    • Quicker processing.
    • Electronic security ensures confidentiality of data.
    • Acknowledgment of the Board of Equalization (BOE) receiving your filing.
    • Less file storage space required since data may be stored electronically.
  • IFTA Online Filing performs all required computations which makes filing fast and easy and virtually eliminates the possibility of mathematical errors.
  • Online Filing eFile is secure. It is restricted to authorized users that have a BOE-supplied password or Express code. It incorporates the following technological attributes to ensure data security: User-ID, Password, Data Encryption, Electronic Signature (Authorization and Security Codes), and Acknowledgments. Each Electronic Participant must also use security procedures that are reasonably sufficient and use its best efforts to ensure that all transmissions of tax returns and reports are authorized. An Electronic Participant must take the necessary precautions to safeguard its technological attributes and notify the BOE at 1-800-400-7115 when it has knowledge that its technological attributes have been compromised or a change in its authorized representative has occurred.
  • Taxpayers can print a copy of their completed IFTA return for their records.
  • The BOE immediately confirms receipt of an IFTA return. If an quarterly IFTA return filled online results in a balance due, you will be provided the option to pay by credit card or ePay (ACH debit).