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Motor Carrier Fuel Tax (MCFT) is a tax that is calculated on the fuel purchased and put in your vehicle (semi, box truck, dump truck, or even the world’s largest hot dog cart) that drives only in Indiana. This tax primarily pays for road and bridge repairs that local and state roads need. Businesses with these types of vehicles must register to get an Intrastate (MCFT) Fuel Tax License with the Indiana Department of Revenue.
If you are based out of Indiana and drive ONLY in Indiana with a vehicle (or that world-record-setting hot dog cart) that matches any of the following criteria, you might need an intrastate (MCFT) Fuel Tax Account:
Some vehicles are not required to register for MCFT tax. These include personal-use RVs (motor homes, campers, and travel trailers), farm-plated vehicles used for 100% private use only in Indiana, and vehicles that still are being driven by the dealer on their dealer plates.
Now, if your big rig is leaving Indiana, you will want to check out the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) section in this tutorial.
Complete an MCFT-1A Registration Application. Otherwise, you could end up along the side of the road with your flashers on.
To see or print a complete MCFT checklist, click here.