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Maryland Motor Fuel Tax

Administrative Release

Publication I-2002

TO: Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers

FROM: Richard A. Carey, Director, Motor Fuel Tax Bureau

SUBJECT: Motor Carrier Decals

DATE: February 27, 2002

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Decals:

  • The annual IFTA 2-month credentials grace period will expire at midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2002.
  • Beginning March 1, 2002, valid 2002 IFTA decals and an IFTA license must be displayed on all interstate qualifying vehicles. Citations should then be issued for failure to display proper IFTA credentials on interstate vehicles.

Maryland Non-IFTA Intrastate Motor Carriers:

  • Qualifying vehicles that display Maryland tags and travel 100 percent within Maryland are not required to display a Maryland non-IFTA decal or cab card and should not be issued citations.
  • Qualifying vehicles that do not display Maryland tags should be issued citations when they do not display valid 2002 IFTA decals and IFTA license when traveling in Maryland.

Questions may be directed to the Motor Fuel Tax Bureau at 410-260-7215 or toll free within Maryland at 1-888-784-0142.

Links for Motor Fuel Tax Releases
Tax Publications
Administrative Releases
Motor Fuel Tax Releases
  1-04 - IFTA Renewal 2005
  1-03 - IFTA Renewal 2004
  1-02 - Motor carrier decals
  2-02 - Cost of collection discount
  3-02 - Important IFTA renewal notice
  4-02 - IFTA credential grace period
  5-02 - Required use of USDOT numbers
  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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