Registering for IFTA in Ohio

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

Even if your operations span across multiple other states or even up north to Canada, as long as your carrier/business is based in Ohio, you must register under the procedures for Ohio.

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


Do you have to register for IFTA in Ohio?

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 Ohio IFTA license.

How to register for an IFTA license in Ohio

You will need to complete Application for International Fuel Tax Agreement (OHIF-1) License and fax to (614) 728-8085. Contact Ohio directly to receive the application form.

Cost of the Ohio IFTA license

In contrast to many other states, there is no fee for an IFTA license in Ohio, and decals are also free!

Filing your quarterly IFTA return

IFTA returns are required quarterly through the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG) by the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter (i.e. January 1st – March 31st is due by April 30th). Information required for filing your return via the Gateway includes: OBG User Name and Password (OBG is a self-registering site); IFTA Account Number; Period Reporting; Total and Taxable Miles Travelled by Jurisdiction; and Gallons purchased by jurisdiction.

To file, navigate to the OH|ID Business portal by going to:

For detailed instructions, visit: 

Renewing your IFTA license in Ohio

Prior to the end of the year, to renew your license, navigate to the OH|ID Business portal by going to:


Ohio charges a late penalty of $50 or 10% of the net tax due, whichever is greater. Interest is computed on overdue taxes in each jurisdiction at a rate of .4167% per month. Even if you are due a net refund, interest still applies to each jurisdiction for any underpayment of fuels use tax to that jurisdiction. This interest is calculated from the day after the IFTA quarterly due date for each month, or fraction of a month, until paid.

Need to calculate your IFTA fuel tax and mileage?

Read our in depth guide below.