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Driver and Vehicle Services

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety


What is International Registration Plan (IRP) Registration?

IRP is an optional method of vehicle registration that allows multi-jurisdictional (interstate) operation of commercial vehicles under a single registration plate and registration certificate (cab card) issued by the registrant’s “base” jurisdiction.

What is International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)?

The International Fuel Tax Agreement is an agreement between participating jurisdictions to simplify the collection of motor fuel taxes. Under this agreement, a quarterly fuel use tax return is filed with the base jurisdiction. The quarterly fuel use tax return reflects the miles traveled, fuel purchased, and taxes/credits in each jurisdiction. The base jurisdiction is responsible for collecting and distributing funds to participating jurisdictions.​