Information for Maine school bus operators traveling in New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire requires non-New Hampshire government entities operating qualified motor vehicles in New Hampshire, including school buses, to license under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). Maine government entities operating qualified motor vehicles in Maine who also operate in New Hampshire, even if only occasionally, are subject to the licensing, fuel decal and quarterly fuel tax reporting requirements under IFTA.

In lieu of motor fuel tax licensing and reporting, the government entity may use IFTA trip permits on a trip-by-trip basis to satisfy motor fuels using tax obligations. For more information, contact the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles Fuel Tax Unit at 207-624-9000 ext. 52136 or visit the Bureau’s Motor Carrier Services website.

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