ALK Technologies has announced the release of PC*Miler|FuelTax 11, a fuel tax reporting software solution for motor carriers and private fleets. PC*Miler|FuelTax 11 is the 11th annual release of the product, and 2006 also marks the 20th annual release of PC*Miler.
PC*Miler|FuelTax 11, designed to automate the entire fuel tax process, generates rates and forms for all U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions and instantly calculates fuel and mileage taxes, refunds and credits, the company says. PC*Miler|FuelTax 11 provides state mileage summaries, fleet performance reports and quarterly updates for compliance with IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) and IRP (International Registration Plan) provisions. Those quarterly updates now can be downloaded from ALK’s website at www.alk.com/fueltaxupdates, and because the revisions are available this way, up to two weeks is added between the availability of the update and tax filing deadlines. Quarterly tax rates and forms are available immediately and are accessible at all times.
“PC*Miler|FuelTax can generate post-operations analysis reports to help identify fuel purchase and trip conflicts in self-audits,” says Monica Darrow, product manager for Princeton, N.J.-based ALK Technologies. “With PC*Miler|FuelTax, all types of trucking companies can eliminate manual tax return preparation and instantly calculate fuel and mileage taxes.”
ALK says new features in PC*Miler|FuelTax 11 include enhanced system checks to secure backup and recovery files during software installation. The application now automatically carries over the vehicle’s last trip odometer reading to the start reading of the next trip and provides ability to import trip information into Microsoft Excel and other standard formats. PC*Miler|FuelTax, which can import trip data from mobile communications and transportation management systems, also integrates with PC*Miler and PC*Miler|Streets to automatically calculate mileage and trip times; the application also can be used as a standalone product.