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Motor Carrier Services Notices

MCFT and Special Fuel Tax Rates

From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, the Motor Carrier Fuel Tax (MCFT) rate is $0.55 per gallon of special fuel or alternative fuel, and $0.33 per gallon of gasoline, consumed by a carrier in its operations on highways in Indiana.

From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, the Special Fuel tax rate is $0.55 per gallon rate (the combined state and federal rate is $0.7740).

Oversize/Overweight (OSW) Civil Penalties

Information on OSW Civil penalties is available at osw.dor.in.gov. Settlement agreements may be available by contacting the DOR’s Legal Division at OSWsettlement@dor.in.gov. Initiating settlement negotiations with DOR does not remove a customer’s right to protest within 60 days of the date of the proposed assessment letter.

See information on the defenses and mitigating factors DOR may consider in determining whether to eliminate or reduce an assessed civil penalty during settlement negotiations or a protest.

Updated Procedures for Proposed Assessment or Claim for Refund Protests

Motor carriers seeking to protest a proposed assessment or make a claim for refund shall do so in accordance with DOR procedures for appeals.

2022 IFTA Decal Replacement

MCS is currently working to distribute replacement 2022 IFTA decals to all Indiana licensees due to reports of fading decals. Licensees will not need to request a replacement for their decal. Decals will arrive by June 1, 2022.

2022 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Now Open

Carriers, leasing companies, brokers and freight forwarders are required to pay UCR fees annually. Registration for the 2022 UCR registration year opened on October 1. Fees can be found on UCR's webpage.

Register and pay online using Google Chrome.

Browser Requirements

Microsoft is in the process of retiring its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser. Our MCS IT team has been hard at work updating our systems to prepare for this change and making our system compatible with Microsoft’s new Edge browser.

Starting Monday, July 19, customers will not be able to access the MCS transaction system using Internet Explorer.

Current IE users will need to access the system using one of the three compatible browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.  DOR recommends that users download and install or update their compatible browser of choice (as needed) before their next visit to our transaction system. To install one of these browsers, click on the browser’s name (above) or refer to the requirement instructions.

Customer Service Appointment Update

Appointments at the MCS Customer Service Center are required to open new IRP or IFTA accounts. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 317-615-7200, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET. Walk-in service for other motor carrier transactions is available during normal business hours.

Electronic Logging Devices

The federally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule makes tracking, managing and sharing driving records with law enforcement more straightforward and faster. However, most ELDs fall short when it comes to paying and documenting fuel taxes and IRP. See DOR’s guidance on ELDs and audit tips to help ensure you keep accurate records.

Indiana Oversize Overweight Permitting System Update

For permits to route and process properly and to keep you in the system, users should have only one tab open at one time. Other tabs may open during the permitting process to show reference information. You will need to close these tabs when you are finished reviewing the information and return to the original tab to complete the permit application. For more information on using the system, refer to the comprehensive user guide and other resources.