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Sending Out an SOS – Don’t Let An Audit Sink You

IFTA Audit - Sinking Ship

It was a 105 years ago that the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, sending more than 1,500 people to their doom. The ship was state-of-the-art at the time, with a double bottom and 15 watertight compartments. But we all know how […]

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Change For The Better

The term “change management” sounds menacing but in fact we manage change every day. Maybe your regular route to work is blocked by construction. It’s a pain, but you find a new way and, as it happens, there’s less traffic and you get there faster. When IFTA […]

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Navigating the ELD Maze

Mazes have a history that spans thousands of years. They can be a convoluted entanglement of hedges, corn, wood, or mirrors. Or they can be made of the regulations FMCSA created on the use of electronic logging devices. As the deadline for ELD compliance approaches, the array […]

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Workshop Daily Summary – Thur Feb 27, 2014

REPORTING CNG / LNG To say the reporting of these two fuels for IFTA is a nightmare would be an understatement.  Another learning  curve thrown at the IFTA community. CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), a fuel typically used as a home heating fuel or something to power large […]

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Workshop Daily Summary – Wed Feb 26, 2014

What Happens During an IFTA/IRP Audit? Haven’t had your IFTA/IRP records audited yet? You can be randomly chosen, and if you are, you should know what to expect. IFTA and IRP are both “base jurisdiction” programs. The base jurisdiction is the member jurisdiction where your vehicles are […]

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Workshop Daily Summary – Tue Feb 25, 2014

Couldn’t make it to the IFTA/IRP Workshop in Ft.Lauderdale?  Here’s a summary for Tuesday, Feb. 25. NEW FACES During morning introductions, at least 30% of the attendees raised their hands as “first timers.”  The Auditor 101/301 breakout session proved to be a great way for newbies to […]

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LIVE from the IFTA / IRP Audit Workshop

Today I’m blogging from the 2014 IFTA/IRP Audit Workshop in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Jeff Hood, IFTA Audit Chairperson, kicked off the meeting bright and early at 8 a.m. welcoming all 192 participants, a mix of government and industry representatives. IFTA and IRP are unique as they rely heavily on the […]

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Vern’s Blog

We haven’t met. Let me introduce myself. I’m Vern and I work in the ComTax Truck Stop serving up opinions on all sort of matters relating to compliance and taxation. ComTax – that’s short for Compliance Tax. You know, IFTA, IRP, HVUT – the list is long. […]

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