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Maryland Motor Fuel Tax

Administrative Release

Pub. 1-03

IFTA Renewal 2004

Please take the time to thoroughly review these items. Recent law changes have significantly altered procedures for renewing IFTA licenses and decals for 2004.

A new law (effective 7/1/03) prevents the Comptroller of Maryland from renewing any license (or issuing decals) for anyone who has an outstanding assessment with the Comptroller of Maryland or other state agencies.

We will review your decal file in November 2003. If you have no delinquent returns or outstanding assessments, we will automatically send you the same number of decals for 2004 that were active on your decal file at the time of review.

If you have delinquent returns or outstanding assessments with the Comptroller of Maryland or other state agencies at the time of the November review, we will not send you 2004 decals automatically. We will send you an IFTA application. Take immediate action to correct the outstanding obligations and submit the renewal application to this office.

Your 2003 IFTA decals will expire on 12/31/03. If you have not renewed your license and decals by 12/31/03, your IFTA account will be revoked. Operating while revoked is illegal and will subject you to fines.

If you renew your license after 12/31/03, you must display the decals on your vehicle before you start operating. If your license is renewed before 1/1/04, you have until 2/29/04 to display the new decals and license. However, we strongly encourage you to display the new decals on your vehicle as soon as possible.

We strongly encourage you to clear up any outstanding liabilities that you might have with the Comptroller of Maryland or other state agency immediately, to avoid having your IFTA license revoked on 12/31/03.

After review, if you have any questions, please contact us at: 410-260-7215, MD toll-free 888-784-0142 or

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Motor Fuel Tax Releases
  1-04 - IFTA Renewal 2005
  1-03 - IFTA Renewal 2004
  5-02 - Required use of USDOT numbers
  4-02 - IFTA credential grace period
  3-02 - Important IFTA renewal notice
  2-02 - Cost of collection discount
  1-02 - Motor carrier decals
  1-01 - State gasoline and diesel refund and diesel tax exemption certificate requirements
  2-97 - How to avoid errors on the IFTA-100 and IFTA-101 Quarterly Tax Report Forms
  3-13 - Tax Rate Changes - Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, Chapter 429
  1-13 - Meeting Competition Exception to Sales Below Cost Law
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