REVENUE AND TAXATION
63-2442A. International fuel tax agreement and other agreements between jurisdictions. (1) The commission may enter into cooperative agreements with other jurisdictions for exchange of information and auditing of distributors, dealers and users of motor fuels. The commission shall participate in the international fuel tax agreement as required by the intermodal surface transportation efficiency act of 1991, Public Law 102-240, 105 Stat. 1914, including subsequent amendments to that agreement.
(2) Any person operating a motor vehicle over twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds maximum gross weight which is (a) based in this state and (b) operated in this state and in any other jurisdiction which is a member of the international fuels tax agreement shall report and pay all fuel use taxes due to any IFTA member jurisdiction, together with any other charges due to any such jurisdiction which are reportable on the IFTA report, in the manner required by IFTA. If the provisions set forth in the international fuel tax agreement are in conflict with any provision of this chapter, the agreement provisions shall prevail. An agreement, arrangement, declaration or amendment thereto is not effective until stated, in writing, and filed with the commission.
(3) An agreement may provide for determining the base jurisdiction for users, users records requirements, audit procedures, exchange of information, persons eligible for tax licensing, defining qualified motor vehicles, determining if bonding is required, specifying reporting requirements and periods including defining uniform penalty and interest rates for late reporting, determining methods for collecting and forwarding of motor fuels taxes, penalties or interest to another jurisdiction, and other provisions as will facilitate the administration of the agreement.
(4) The commission may, as required by the terms of an agreement, forward to officers of another jurisdiction any information in the commission’s possession relative to the manufacture, receipts, sale, use, transportation, or shipment of motor fuels by any person. The commission may disclose to officers of another jurisdiction, the location of officers, motor vehicles, and other real and personal property of users of motor fuels.
(5) An agreement may provide for each jurisdiction to audit the records of persons based in the jurisdiction, to determine if the motor fuels taxes due each jurisdiction are properly reported and paid. Each jurisdiction shall forward the findings of the audits performed on persons based in the jurisdiction, to each jurisdiction in which the person has taxable use of motor fuels. For persons not based in this state and who have taxable use of motor fuels in Idaho, the commission may serve the audit findings received from another jurisdiction, in the form of an assessment, on the person as though an audit was conducted by the commission.
(6) The commission may enter into additional cooperative agreements with other jurisdictions for mutual enforcement of taxes on gasoline and special fuels not subject to collection pursuant to the international fuel tax agreement. Such agreements may provide for collection and enforcement of the motor fuels taxes of all signatory jurisdictions pursuant to the law, rules, and regulations of the jurisdiction in which a person liable for such taxes maintains his principal place of business. An agreement may provide for any or all of the following: determining the base jurisdiction of persons liable for taxes, records requirements, audit procedures, exchange of information, persons eligible for tax licensing, determining if bonding is required, specifying reporting requirements and periods including defining uniform penalty and interest rates for late reporting, determining methods for collecting and forwarding of motor fuels taxes and penalties to another jurisdiction, and other provisions as will facilitate the administration of the agreement.
(7) Any agreement entered into pursuant to this section does not preclude the commission from auditing the records of any person covered by the provisions of this chapter.
(8) The legal remedies for any person served with an order or assessment under this section are as prescribed in this chapter.
(9) If the commission enters into any agreement under the authority of this section, and the provisions set forth in the agreement are in conflict with any rules promulgated by the commission, the agreement provisions prevail.
[63-2442A, added 1986, ch. 315, sec. 2, p. 779; am. 1994, ch. 344, sec. 9, p. 1087; am. 1997, ch. 86, sec. 8, p. 211; am. 2000, ch. 155, sec. 4, p. 395.]