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Maryland Motor Fuel Tax

Administrative Release

Publication IV-2002
November 22, 2002

TO: Maryland State Police, Mass Transit Authority Police and other Maryland Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers

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

SUBJECT: IFTA Credential Grace Period

DATE: November 22, 2002

The 2003 IFTA decals and license are valid for carriers to display beginning December 1, 2002. Also, there is a two-month grace period from January 2003 through February 2003 for displaying new 2003 decals and licenses.

Accordingly, interstate carriers must display one of the following for each vehicle to be valid during December 2002, January 2003 and February 2003 when traveling in Maryland:

  • A valid 2002 IFTA license and two 2002 IFTA decals issued by an IFTA jurisdiction.
  • A valid 2003 IFTA license and two 2003 IFTA decals issued by any IFTA jurisdiction.
  • A valid Maryland 15-day trip permit.

Citations should only be issued during December, 2002, January 2003 and February 2003 when interstate carriers properly display none of the aforementioned credentials.

Beginning March 1, 2003, if an interstate carrier does not have a valid trip permit, a citation should be issued when a 2003 IFTA license and two 2003 decals are not properly displayed on each vehicle.

Qualifying vehicles that travel 100 percent in Maryland are exempt from these credentialing requirements only if they are tagged in Maryland.

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

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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