Motor Fuel Tax Fraud/Violations

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Below is a list of possible violations and their penalties.

IFTA Civil Violations

  • Failure to display your motor fuel use tax (IFTA) license:
    • First Offense: Traffic citation plus $1,000 penalty (minimum)
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: Traffic citation plus $2,000 penalty (minimum)
  • Failure to display your motor fuel use tax (IFTA) decals.
    • First Offense: Traffic citation plus $1,000 penalty (minimum)
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: Traffic citation plus $2,000 penalty (minimum)
  • Operating without a single-trip permit.
    • First Offense: Traffic citation plus $1,000 penalty (minimum)
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: Traffic citation plus $2,000 penalty (minimum)
  • Operating with a revoked motor fuel use tax (IFTA) license.

IFTA Criminal Offenses

  • Operating without a valid motor fuel use tax license.
  • Failure to file a quarterly motor fuel use tax return.
  • Failure to make payment of motor fuel use taxes due.
  • Filing a false quarterly motor fuel use tax return.
  • Filing a false motor fuel use tax application or decal order form.
  • Failure to keep books and records.
  • Refusing upon demand to submit for inspection and examination the required books and records.

Dyed Diesel Violations


Specific violations for dyed diesel include:

  • Knowingly selling or attempting to sell dyed diesel fuel for highway use:
    • First Offense: $2,500 fine Class A misdemeanor.
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: $5,000 fine Class 4 felony.
  • Knowingly sell, store, or transport dyed diesel fuel without the required notices:
    • First Offense: $500 fine
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: $1,000 fine
  • Having dyed diesel in the fuel tanks attached to a licensed motor vehicle:
    • First Offense: $1,000 fine, Class A misdemeanor
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: $5,000 Class 4 felony
  • Knowingly selling or attempting to sell dyed diesel fuel for use in a recreational-type watercraft:
    • First Offense: $1,000 fine Class 4 felony.
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: $5,000 fine Class 2 felony
  • Knowingly possessing dyed diesel for use in recreational-type watercraft:
    • First Offense: $1,000 fine Class A misdemeanor
    • Second or Subsequent Offense: $5,000 Class 2 felony