IFTA Law Enforcement Committee Fuel Tax Enforcement Managers’ and Law Enfoncement Seminar Durham N.C. Septembre 2009

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  • Fuel Tax Enforcement

    Managers and Law Enfoncement SeminarDurham N.C.Septembre 2009

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  • M & M Blitz

    March & May 2009 Fuel & IFTA checkcompliance initiativePrepared by: Georges Sansfaon Inspector,Revenue Quebec Co-vice Chair of IFTA LEC

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  • M & M blitzPurpose ObjectivesParticipantsProject resultsFutur planClosing remarks

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  • Purpose In Phoenix Sept. 2008 at the closing of the annual IFTA seminar, during our LEC meeting, 14 committee members proposed 2 IFTA projects; - Blitz- Road Show

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  • The BLITZ :Viewed as a compliance initiativetowards an Annual IFTA & fuel check event.Our main goal in regards to : UNIFORMTY

    The Road Show:Wanting to promote IFTA enforcement throughout the IFTA community.As a result of -$ -$ = we produced a power pointpresenting the LEC Law Enforcement Committeeaccompanied by a brochure highlighting IFTA.

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  • C. I. or BlitzFor a starter, this initiative effort or blitz, would be held at the beginning of the year right after grace period One day in March. Then, a 3 day event in May with the optimal number of jurisdictions involved among members of the IFTA LEC.

    Suggestions where made to try and piggy-back during an existing event such as the I-40 road check.- A solution for those jurisdictions that may not have enough man power to get the project started.- Considering the required time utilized by DOT agents during this road side operation, the volume of traffic may be limited & the target of this operation may not be truly representative.

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  • ObjectivesIFTA and Dyed Fuel checks consist of making sure that carriers are in compliance. Ifta credentials;-temporary permits, -trip permits,-valid Ifta license -and valid decals properly displayed.

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  • Objectives' continuedFuel used for propulsion; Clear Fuel or Dyed ?

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  • Objectives' continuedPrescribed vehicles not registered: GVWR ??? checked ; Ex. Hot ShotRecreational or For Hire?

    How do your officers make the determination ?

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  • Objectives' continuedViolators placed into compliance and charged.

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  • Subject to IFTA ?

    No

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  • ParticipantsStrategy: Where should we locate our operations for maximum impact ?

    Phase I = 8 jurisdictions participated;IL. MD. TX. KS. NC.MB. ON. QC.Phase II = 4 jurisdictions; NC. TX. ON. QC.

    P.S. Due to budgetary constraints, many could not participate in phase I & II

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  • ParticipantsFirst, What are we looking for ? Qualified vehicles !

    Several questions: -Are carriers IFTA permit valid?-From which jurisdiction; truck registration vs. ITFA ?-Valid decals or Ifta stickers?-Valid trip permit issued by other jurisdiction?-Expired permit: Why?-Not carrying valid Ifta license ?-Not displaying valid Ifta decals?-Displaying only one (1) valid IFTA decal?-Not registered in home base; frequent traveler?-Mileage log sheet:-record keeping for fuel purchases and of distance available? -Documents in support of record keeping (could be a satellite tracking unit ! ).-Need for Sighting Report ?

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  • Results: Phase I Phase II-Vehicles inspected.4,213 2,883-Not registered;.6 6-Expired license;.69 6-Not carrying a valid Ifta license;..58 14-Not displaying valid decals;..156 9-Displaying only 1 decal sticker;.13 11-Trip permits issued;.41 24-Citations issued;..236 59-Valid temporary Ifta permit 15N/A

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  • Results-continuedphase I II- Check points;.2930- Border crossings..10 4- # Scales houses2013- Dyed fuel checks..1801 1192- Dyed fuel charges21 6

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  • Results-continuedPhase I IICriminal citations1026Civil Penalties3837Other agencies participating 9 3Working hours shifts7 to 10 hrs Staff89 44

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  • Future !LECs long term goal;Be a national event to get the IFTA word out& U N I F O R M I T Y

    Considering:- Uniform enforcement is a viable goal and will benefit compliance efforts. - Inspection protocols would encompass techniques to find unique evasion schemes. - Roadside enforcement must be supported by diligent administrative efforts to combat fraud.

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  • Closing remarksThis data was cumulated and transmitted by participating jurisdictions in order to demonstrate the importance of hosting such initiatives.

    Such project results are directly linked to ones investment: -Presence at road side Visibility = better tax control.-Absence or NO enforcement = Possible Tax loss or Less $$$ We hope that its format 1 and a 3 day event, will be retained by the IFTA community to strengthen Law Enforcement activities.Uniformity will be gradually introduced in the IFTA world, A positive view.

    Such Ifta Blitz or compliance initiatives are a Win deal situation

    Tool on a long term basis for promoting the benefits of IFTA.

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  • Lets put our Energy to the success of IFTA

    THE ENDThank You , Merci

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