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Fuel Tax Enforcement (IFTA). Managers’ and Law Enforcement Workshop Mesa, Arizona October, 2011. M & M Blitz M arch & M ay 2011 Fuel & IFTA inspections Compliance/Enforcement Initiative. Prepared by: Andrew Markle (ON)

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Fuel tax enforcement ifta

Fuel Tax Enforcement(IFTA)

Managers’ and Law Enforcement Workshop

Mesa, Arizona

October, 2011

IFTA Law Enforcement Committee

M m blitz m arch m ay 2011 fuel ifta inspections compliance enforcement initiative
M & MBlitzMarch & May 2011Fuel & IFTA inspections Compliance/Enforcement Initiative

Prepared by: Andrew Markle (ON)

Presented by: Andrew Markle (ON) & David Couprie (MB)

IFTA Law Enforcement Committee

M m blitz
M & M blitz

  • Purpose of this compliance initiative

  • Objectives

  • Participating Partners

  • Project results

  • Future plans

  • Demonstration of the IFTA Inc. Web page

  • Closing remarks

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  • In Phoenix Sept. 2008 during closing of the annual IFTA seminar, the LEC committee members proposed 2 IFTA projects;

    - Annual Blitz initiative

    - Road Show

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Fuel tax enforcement ifta

  • The BLITZ :

    Viewed as a compliance initiative

    towards an “Annual IFTA & fuel check event”.

    Our goal is to establish consistent road side enforcement with all participating Agencies

  • The Road Show:

    Promoting IFTA enforcement throughout the IFTA community.

    As a result of $$ = we produced a power point

    presenting the LEC “Law Enforcement Committee”

    accompanied by a brochure highlighting IFTA.

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C i or blitz
C. I. or Blitz

  • This initiative effort or blitz, would be held at the beginning of the year right after grace period “ One day in March”.

  • Then, a 3 day event in “ May” with the optimal number of jurisdictions involved among members of the IFTALEC.

  • Suggestions were made to try and piggy-back during an existing event such as the “I-40 road check”.

    - A solution for those jurisdictions that may not have enough man power to get the project started.

    - Considering the required time utilized by DOT agents during this road side operation, the volume of traffic may be limited & the target of this operation may not be truly representative.

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IFTA and Dyed Fuel checks consist of making sure that carriers are in compliance.

  • IFTA credentials; -temporary permits

    -trip permits

    -valid Ifta license

    -and valid decals properly displayed

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Objectives continued
Objectives' continued

  • Fuel used for propulsion;Clear Fuel or Dyed ?

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Objectives continued1
Objectives' continued

  • Prescribed vehicles not registered: GVWR ??? checked ; Ex. Hot Shot

Recreational or For Hire?

How do your officers make the determination ?

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Objectives continued2
Objectives' continued

  • Violators are charged and possibly audited.

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Fuel tax enforcement ifta

Subject to IFTA ?


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P articipants

  • Strategy: Where should we locate our operations for maximum impact ?

  • Phase I = 8 jurisdictions participated;

    IL. MD. TX. KS. NC.

    MB. ON. QC.

  • Phase II = 4 jurisdictions; NC. TX. ON. QC.

  • Phase III = 11 jurisdictions, AZ, QC, ON, IL, MB ,KS,NC, MI, TN, MR, PA

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  • What are we looking for ? Qualified vehicles!

  • Several questions: -Are carrier’s IFTA permit valid?

    -From which jurisdiction; truck registration vs. ITFA ?

    -Valid decals or “IFTA stickers”?

    -Valid trip permit issued by other jurisdiction?

    -Expired permit: Why?

    -Not carrying valid IFTA license ?

    -Not displaying valid IFTA decals?

    -Displaying only one (1) valid IFTA decal?

    -Not registered in home base; frequent traveler?

    -Mileage log sheet:

    -record keeping for fuel purchases and of distance available?

    -Documents in support of record keeping (could be a satellite tracking unit ! ).

    -Need for Sighting Report ?

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Fuel tax enforcement ifta
Results: Phase IV (2011)March: 18 Jurisdictions 85, 825 Vehicles inspectedMay:13 Jurisdictions42, 303 Vehicles inspected

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Results continued phase iv 2011
Results-continued Phase IV (2011)

IFTA vehicles: 110 645

IFTA Violations: 2 159

Decal violations: 2 157

Trip Permits purchased: 1 987

Fraudulent Decals: 14

Dyed diesel inspections: 11 988

Total Officer hours: 18 633

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What does a multi agency blitz look like
What does a Multi-Agency Blitz look like?

Safety first: traffic and inspection zones

Good communication: between all participating partners

Education: not only enforcement

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Future !

  • LEC’s long term goal:

    “Be a national event to get the IFTA word out”

    & U N I F O R M I T Y


    - Uniform enforcement is a viable goal and will benefit compliance efforts.

    - Inspection protocols would encompass techniques to find

    unique evasion schemes.

    - Roadside enforcement must be supported by diligent administrative efforts to combat tax evasion.

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Closing remarks
Closing remarks

  • This data was cumulated and transmitted by participating jurisdictions in order to demonstrate the importance of hosting such initiatives.

  • Such project results are directly linked to one’s investment:

    -Presence at road side “Visibility” = better tax control.

    -Absence or NO enforcement = Possible Tax loss or Less $$$

  • We hope that it’s format “ 1 and a 3 day event”, will be retained by the IFTA community to strengthen Law Enforcement activities.

    Uniformity will be gradually introduced in the IFTA world, A positive view.

  • Such IFTA Blitz or compliance initiatives are a “ Win Win situation”

  • “Tool” on a long term basis for promoting the benefits of IFTA.

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Fuel tax enforcement ifta

Let’s put our Energy to the success of IFTA

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Ifta inc webpage
IFTA Inc. Webpage

  • Live presentation of the new data base for statistical purposes

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