Registering for a Manitoba IFTA license

Everything you need to know to get your Manitoba IFTA license.

Even if your operations span across multiple other provinces or even down to the United States, as long as your carrier/business is based in Manitoba, you must register under the procedures for Manitoba.

Not based in Manitoba? Click here and find your province/state to get the relevant IFTA registration guide.


Do you have to register for IFTA in Manitoba?

If you were wondering whether or not you’re exempt, know that you must register and file for IFTA if you have:

  • Any vehicle with two axles and a gross vehicle weight of over 11,797 kilograms or 26,000 pounds
  • A vehicle of any weight but with three or more axles
  • A vehicle that exceeds 11,797 kilograms or 26,000 pounds

Now, let’s get into the steps you need to take in order to register for an Manitoba IFTA license.

How to register for an IFTA license in Manitoba

Fill out this application.

Mail completed application form, with applicable fees, to the Manitoba Finance – Taxation Division Winnipeg office listed below. Visit one of the offices listed below for walk-in service.

Winnipeg Office, Manitoba Finance, Taxation Division
101 – 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8
Telephone (204) 945-5603

Westman Regional Office Manitoba Finance, Taxation Division
314, 340 – 9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6C2

Note: Make the cheque payable to “Minister of Finance”

Cost of the Manitoba IFTA license

Manitoba’s annual IFTA licence fee is $65.00.

There is a $5.00 charge for each set of two (2) decals

Filing your quarterly IFTA return

Beginning with the IFTA 1st quarter 2021 tax return, IFTA quarterly tax returns and tax payments must be completed using TAXcess, the Taxation Division’s online system. Paper returns will no longer be accepted. Taxpayers who fail to file and remit using TAXcess when required may be subject to penalties.

Visit TAXcess at The Filing a Return Help in TAXcess provides complete instructions on how to file the tax return online.

You must file your return with us no later than the last day of the month following the end of the quarter in question. For example, your return for the period from January to March must be filed by April 30.

Renewing your IFTA license in Manitoba

Prior to the end of the year, a renewal application will be issued automatically to eligible IFTA licensees, so just make sure to watch out for that in the mail.

Follow these rules

A photocopy or an electronic copy of the licence MUST be carried in each vehicle, and the decals MUST be affixed to each vehicle according to the instructions provided.

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Need to calculate your IFTA fuel tax and mileage?

Read our in depth guide below.