Missouri 2Q IFTA late filing fee waived through August 31, 2022 

In late July, MoDOT Motor Carrier Services announced a one month grace period for those who file International Fuel Tax Agreement returns for the second quarter of 2022. Missouri late fees will be waived for those who file after July 31, but before August 31, 2022.

Missouri CANNOT waive interest charged by any other IFTA jurisdiction.
After July 31, other states and provinces can assess interest on funds due to them.

The one month late fee waiver ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Any 2Q IFTA returns filed on September 1, 2022 or later will be assessed a late fee of $50 or 10% of the tax liability (whichever is greater).
Visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at www.traveler.modot.org
to learn the location of work zones you’ll encounter before you go.
Off-route OSOW permit holders cause incidents

OSOW permit holders traveling off the assigned route caused a number of incidents this spring - including work zone collisions, bridge strikes and an -hours-long full closure of Interstate 35 South in May. In each case, the driver continued traveling an unsafe, unreviewed route instead of stopping when they noticed they missed a turn.

We remind carriers and drivers that they must review permits for accuracy and must notify MoDOT MCS of any issues BEFORE movement commences.

It is absolutely vital that drivers follow the prescribed route. If a driver misses a turn, they must stop and notify MoDOT MCS to issue a new permit with safe routing. Carriers whose drivers travel off the approved route can be suspended from permitting privileges or find them completely revoked.
During incidents that block a driver's path, such as a crash that closes a highway, an OSOW permitted driver cannot detour. They must wait for the incident to clear.

Blanket permit holders must verify the route they choose to travel can support the weight, width and height of their load. Use the MoDOT Traveler Information Map’s introductory and OSOW layers to verify the route is safe for travel on the date of travel. 

MCS thanks the OSOW community, the vast majority of whom follow permit restrictions to the letter, for helping keep themselves, fellow travelers and Missouri's highway infrastructure safe.
How to manage fuel tax holidays declared in other states
Fuel tax holidays in other states could affect IFTA returns

Notices on the IFTA, Inc. website - www.iftach.org/important-notices.php include guidance for those carriers who traveled in jurisdictions that have declared fuel tax holidays during the second quarter of 2022. 

Please note that some holidays affect consumers of gasoline and gasohol only. 

Keep up with future tax holidays and important news from other jurisdictions by visiting the IFTAch.org website regularly. We suggest at least once per quarter, before beginning the quarterly filing process.

Electronic filers using MoDOT Carrier Express can claim qualifying fuel tax holiday miles and gallons in the Miles in Non-IFTA Jurisdictions and Fuel for Non-IFTA Jurisdictions fields. Make a comment to indicate that the miles/gallons qualify for the fuel tax holidays in the specific jurisdiction(s). You must name the states/provinces specifically. 

Paper return filers claim qualifying miles and gallons on Page 3 under the additional tax rates section. 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILED a Second Quarter 2022 IFTA return and now learn some miles/gallons are affected by a fuel tax holiday, you can choose to file an amended return if you wish. 

As with all other fuel tax documentation, be sure to save your records for four years. Consult MoDOT's IFTA and IRP Recordkeeping Booklet for more details. 
Upcoming due dates for December-expiring license plates
While we work to renew plates that expire in September, here's a reminder for those whose plates expire in December to begin the process of renewal for your International Registration Plan apportioned license plates:

Gather the following documents in an electronic format. (e.g. PDF, JPG, etc.)
  • Reporting of actual miles traveled from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
  • A 2021 personal property tax receipt listing all vehicles. If applying after Dec. 31, a 2022 receipt is required. 
  • Submission of a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax receipt (IRS-Form 2290) for July 2022 through June 2023. 
  • July 2021 through June 2022 receipts are accepted through October 3, 2022. 

Apply for renewal by logging into your MoDOT Carrier Express account at www.modot.org/MCE
  • Visit www.modot.org/UsingMCE to watch tutorial videos on filing an account renewal online.
  • Complete the application process and upload documents by the Oct. 3, 2022 deadline to avoid penalty. The late filing penalty is $100.
  • Monitor the Customer Dashboard to verify when documents are processed. There's no need to wait for our office to open!
  • Complete invoice payment by the December 1, 2022 deadline to avoid penalty.

Before filing a renewal
  • Ensure the biennial MCS 150 is current and on file with the FMCSA at www.safer.fmcsa.dot.gov
  • Verify that business filings with the Missouri Secretary of State are in good standing. 
  • Verify that UCR and IFTA accounts are up-to-date.

Plates that are not renewed must be returned following the expiration date.
830 MoDOT Dr
PO Box 270
Jefferson City MO 65102-0270
Appointments are required for in-person visits
To obtain an appointment to visit MCS in person, send an email to contactMCS@modot.mo.gov with the subject line “In-person appointment request,” or call 1-866-831-6277 and choose Option 7.
Appointments are taken up to 30 days in advance of the visit date. A limited number of appointments are available each work day.
New look for MCS website homepage
Need a quick link to what you'd think are common questions?
Visit www.modot.org/mcs and you will find MCS' home page is redesigned to place the most visited pages at the top.

Carriers who are just starting can click a button to find checklists of the information they need to gather.
Apportioned plate holders have buttons to link to instructions on common transactions.
Those traveling in relief of emergencies can find declarations with a single click.

Whether you visit from a desktop computer, a laptop or a mobile device, common topics are easier to find!
Talk back through MCS surveys
MCS sends surveys to a number of motor carriers each month to measure satisfaction with our service and to collect customer comments. Although we do pay close attention to the numbers, we gain the best information when you write in what we do well and what we need to improve.

All MCS managers and supervisors read the survey reports. We often change aspects of daily operations based on suggestions you make! Thank you!

When you see a request to take a survey in your e-mail, please take a few minutes to help us improve your experience with MoDOT.

Sept. 14, 10:30 am -noon - CLICK TO ENROLL
Oct. 20, 1-2:30 pm - CLICK TO ENROLL

Sept. 8, 1 - 2:30 pm - CLICK TO ENROLL
Oct. 11, 10:30 am - noon - CLICK TO ENROLL

Sept. 21, 1 - 2:30 pm - CLICK TO ENROLL

All classes scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Aug. 22, Mon – Part 396 Vehicle Maintenance- CLICK TO ENROLL
Aug. 23, Tues – Part 382 Drug and Alcohol- CLICK TO ENROLL
Aug. 24, Weds – Part 391 Driver Qualifications- CLICK TO ENROLL
Aug. 25, Thurs – Part 395 Hours of Service- CLICK TO ENROLL

Oct. 18, Tuesday – Part 382 Drug and Alcohol - CLICK TO ENROLL
Oct. 19, Wednesday – Part 391 Driver Qualifications - CLICK TO ENROLL
Oct. 20, Thursday – Part 395 Hours of Service - CLICK TO ENROLL
Oct. 21, Friday – Part 396 Vehicle Maintenance - CLICK TO ENROLL

All classes set for 9 - 10:30 am
Sept. 21
Oct. 12
Nov. 9
Dec. 12
Register by sending an email to ContactMCS@modot.mo.gov with the subject line "OSOW training request"

Visit www.modot.org/safety-credentials-training for updates to the MCS training schedule.
Dates to Note
31 - Last day to file 2nd Quarter 2022 IFTA return without incurring a late fee.

5  – Labor Day - MoDOT offices are closed
30 – Carriers with apportioned plates expiring today must display new credentials tomorrow.

1 – First day to apply for 2023 OSOW blanket permits.
131  – IFTA 3rd Quarter 2022 fuel tax filing period. Payment, if required, is due Oct. 31
3 – Last day to file for renewal of IRP apportioned license plates that expire Dec 31.
10  – Columbus Day - MoDOT offices closed

11 – Veterans Day (Friday) - MoDOT offices closed
15  Intrastate Operating Authority renewals - File by date to receive 2023 decals by Jan. 1
15 - 2023 IFTA decals mailed to accounts in good standing starting this week.
24 – Thanksgiving Day - MoDOT offices closed

1 - Carriers with apportioned plates that expire Dec. 31 must pay renewal fees by this date.
26 - Christmas Day (Observed) - MoDOT offices closed
31 - 2022 OSOW Blanket permits expire
.......2022 IFTA license expires
...... 2022 Intrastate Authority stickers expire
.......2022 Unified Carrier Registration expires

2 – New Year’s Day (Observed) – MoDOT offices closed
MoDOT Offices Closed

Mon., Sept. 5 - Labor Day
Mon., Oct. 10 - Columbus Day
Fri., Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Thurs., Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Mon., Dec. 26 - Christmas (Observed)

Mon., Jan. 2 - New Year's Day (Observed)
During these periods, oversized loads are not allowed to use Missouri highways.

Labor Day - Sept. 4 - Sept. 6
Thanksgiving - Nov. 23 - Nov. 28
Christmas - Dec. 23 - Dec. 26
New Year's Day - Dec. 30 - Jan. 2, 2023

Restricted periods begin at noon on the first day and end 30 minutes before sunrise on the last day.